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Subject Statement:

“Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realised through imagination, effort and perseverance”

Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it influences our behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion. The role of a psychologist is to try and understand what it is that makes people tick and how this understanding can help us address many of the problems and issues in society today. Our students follow the OCR specification in year 12 and the AQA specification in year 13. Both of these specifications allow students to explore key issues in Psychology, using core studies to apply and develop understanding of the main ideas. Students are given the opportunity to develop a wide ranging set of key skills, such as communication, interpretation and critical analysis, all of which are transferable in further education and employment. Our aim is for students to have knowledge and understanding, which will equip them with critical thinking skills which are essential in the many different opportunities that they may have in the future.