Psychology gives girls in the sixth form a deeper understanding of themselves and the people around them as it is ‘the study of behaviour and mental processes’. The topics in A level Psychology draw on the range of human experience from violence and aggression to love and friendship. A wide variety of scientific methods are used to find explanations for human behaviour in our everyday lives. Throughout the course, theory is considered against experimental evidence. Emphasis is placed on ‘real world’ applications of psychological theory and research, particularly in the Upper Six year.

Why study Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human behaviour and experience. The course will introduce you to the theories and methods of psychology. It offers the opportunity to look at some of the explanations psychologists make to understand humans and their interactions with the world. From a personal perspective you should find the fundamental questions of the psychologist interesting: Why do I behave like this? Why do I think like this?