‘The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” ― Sigmund Freud
Key Stage 4
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour – both of individuals and of
groups; it helps us to understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows us to better understand how we think act and feel.
Students will study cognition and behaviour, investigating areas such as memory,
perception, brain development and research methods, and examine social context and
behaviour through disciplines such as social influence, language and neuropsychology.
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the discipline of psychology, of how the
human mind works, the mechanics of social behaviour and human development. Students
will also develop critical analysis and independent thinking and develop research skills.
At Key Stage 4 we study AQA Psychology 9-1, you can see more about the course here
SMSC and British Values
The opportunities presented by contemporary news and ethical issues are exploited in its fullest sense so that students can learn to investigate aspects of human behaviour.
This has never been more important and pivotal to our democratic values and way of life, and our British values of tolerance and respect are at the forefront of studies within psychology. The freedom within this course to investigate relevant, contemporary issues can sometimes lead to emotive issues being discussed. This is done within an ethos of compassion, empathy and respect for all. We do not shy away from challenging contexts, and relish the opportunity to face some of the challenges our society is presented with today.