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Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour and helps students to develop an understanding of self and others, how this explains everyday social phenomena and the contribution of Psychological research.

Our curriculum purpose in Psychology is to develop an understanding of psychological issues, the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and how psychology contributes to society in order to develop well-rounded and informed global citizens. The study of Psychology helps to promote students' understanding, respect and tolerance of a range of beliefs, opinions and cultures.

Our curriculum aims for Psychology are framed around the exam specifications we follow and is rich, broad and varied and carefully sequenced to allow:

  • Our students to gain extensive, relevant knowledge and understanding of the relationship between Psychology and personal, moral, social and cultural issues within local contexts and the wider world.  Our students will understand how psychological research is conducted, including the role of scientific method and data analysis and develop an understanding of ethical issues in Psychology. 
  • Our students to develop as reflective thinkers through a critical approach to psychological evidence. They will understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

We will implement this in Psychology with the aim of ensuring our students can be the best they can be.