Department Vision: 

Among all the sciences Psychology is the most mysterious subject of all. We aim to address the misconceptions and explain how it is a scientific study of human behaviour. Psychology is a bridge between philosophy and physiology where physiology describes and explains the physical make up of the brain and nervous system, psychology examines the mental processes that take place within them and how these are manifested in our thoughts, speech and behaviour. The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. Psychology A level is two year linear course. The assessment is based on examination at the end of the two years. There is no course work and a scientific way of thinking is essential to the success of the A level. Psychology can lead to a variety of careers from medicine to engineering, from social science to a career in education.

To prepare Year 11's for their A Levels, please find a list below of complementary reading for this subject:

Psychology 'The Psychology Book' - Dorling Kindersley;  Radio 4 - 'In Our Time' programmes see BBC Sounds; 'Psychological Triggers: Human Nature, Irrationality, and Why We Do What We Do. The Hidden Influences Behind Our Actions, Thoughts, and Behaviors.' -  Peter Hollins