Key Stage 4

In Psychology you will learn about human behaviour, and the reasons behind why we behave the way we do. Studying Psychology teaches you evaluation skills that can help you in all types of subjects. Some of the topics we cover are:

  • How do I remember?
  • Babies and children
  • Why am I afraid?
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Why do we obey?
  • What makes me who I am?
  • Perception of the world
  • Communicating without words

KS4 Psychology

Key Stage 5

The new psychology Edexcel specification is 100% linear which means all the exams being at the end of the two year course.  Students will study 4 topics in Year 12 and 3 topics in Year 13. The topics covered as well as the skills prepare students who are interested in studying psychology at a university level.

You should choose this if you are interested psychological issues, want to think like a psychologist, want to develop transferable skills for progression to higher education, are happy to support your learning through wider reading in psychological issues, are choosing sciences, maths or arts and want a contrasting subject to study or you relish lively and challenging discussion and debate.

KS5 Psychology