Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.
Psychologists have questions:
‘Why did people obey Adolf Hitler?”, “How is the human mind constructed?”, “What is the importance of early life to our personality as young people?”
Relationships which considers the factors that cause and maintain attraction and the theories of how relationships are formed and end
Forensic psychology where both biological and psychological explanations of offender behaviour are explored and how we deal with offending behaviour to try and reduce reoffending
Schizophrenia will look at the clinical characteristics and the various causes of the disorder
Having asked these questions, psychologists seek answers.”
Psychology students are more than just students. They are psychologists themselves. They are explorers of the human mind and behaviour and apply these skills both in and outside of the classroom. Psychology is more than just a course – it is a way of understanding the world.
A large number of students go on to study Psychology or a related subject at university. There are a broad number of career paths: Counselling, Education Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Child psychologist, Social worker, Human resources
Students who study Psychology with us tend to further their education at University or enter the world of work and build a career to work in: Forensic psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Journalism, Community development work for Charities, Criminal justice, welfare services or public service roles such as the police
A level Psychology is 100% exam based. You will complete three x 2-hour exam papers at the end of the course.