Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Students on this course will consider issues such as forgetting, cultural differences in attachment, reasons for offending and treatments for mental disorders.

Students acquire a broad range of skills, such as critical thinking, the ability to plan and carry out research projects, essay writing and revision techniques – many of which are transferable and will provide an ideal base for their future university or work life.

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What will I learn?

  1. Social influence
  2. Memory
  3. Attachment
  4. Psychopathology
  5. Approaches in Psychology
  6. Biopsychology
  7. Research methods
  8. Issues and debates in Psychology
  9. Relationships
  10. Forensics

How is it assessed?

3 exams end of year 13

Next steps

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. The effects of psychological studies are more relevant and respected than any period in the past, and new discoveries and applications for psychology are always being uncovered by top researchers. Essentially, psychology helps people in large part because it can explain why people act the way they do. With this kind of professional insight, a psychologist can help people improve their decision making, stress management and behavioUr based on understanding past behaviour to better predict future behaviour. All of this can help people have a more successful career, better relationships, more self-confidence and overall better communication.