Psychology is available to our Sixth Form students and is an academic subject concerned with the study of the mind and human behaviour. If a student has an interest in learning and debating explanations of human development and human behaviour, then Psychology is the perfect choice.
Various theories are discussed, relating to questions such as:
- How does our memory work?
- Why do we forget?
- Is our gender identity part of our biological nature or is it learned from our social environment?
- What theoretical approaches help us to understand human behaviour?
- How do psychologists test their theories and research human behaviour?
- How do psychologists explain the cause of an infant’s loving attachment to its mother?
- How are mental health problems such as schizophrenia and autism diagnosed and treated? What causes these problems?
Students following this course will gain an insight into understanding human similarity and human difference. They will learn to analyse and evaluate scientific research and to develop their critical thinking skills.
The department takes advantage of expert lectures given by London universities and hospitals when available to school students, for example previously students have attended an expert lecture given by Sir Richard Bowlby at Orpington College.