Our mission is to inspire a life-long interest and developing understanding of behaviour and motivation. Students will learn to apply their understanding in every-day situations and appreciate what influences other people’s behaviour as well as reflecting on their own. This is learning which will benefit them for life.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. It is an excellent choice for those who are interested in people and their motivation behind different behaviours. Students with an inquisitive mind enjoy the challenge of this new and unfamiliar subject. Once a student begins to study Psychology, their outlook on almost everything changes, becoming more analytical. Students will start to see psychology in action everywhere they look and learn about theories and that they can relate to own lives, giving them valuable insight.
Once the course starts in September students will be given free access to Year 1 and 2 digital textbooks which will provide the basis to complete the course. Students are expected to undertake wider reading around the course and will be provided with a list of recommended readings.
Good combinations of other subjects to study with Psychology:
Biology, Sociology, English, Religious Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education, Health & Social Care.
Examples of cross-curricular links
Non-fiction reading - research articles
Vocabulary strategy - technical vocabulary is taught explicitly and reinforced routinely
Purpose and audience writing - analysing, evaluating, justifying and persuading.
|Mathematics:||Interpreting and using statistical evidence|
|Science:||Biological rhythms and chemical responses in the body|
|Humanities:||Historical, cultural and sociological influences|
Examples of Cultural Capital entitlement from NC
- Understanding of self
- Knowledge of key works and theories in Psychology
- Understanding of others’ behaviour and motivation
- Appreciation of historical and cultural influences on society