Warwick School encourages students to have curiosity about the world around them and this is pivotal within psychology. We are discovering the relationship between the mind and behaviour. We are exploring our world from different approaches, such as cognitive, developmental and social psychology.
The main topics that are covered in the first year are: memory, attachment, social influence, biopsychology and psychopathology, such as depression, OCD and phobias. There is also a focus on research methods, which is embedded throughout each topic. Students will understand the importance of Psychology and how it can benefit society, for example gaining an insight into obedience to an authority figure and how this can prevent horrific historical events, such as the Holocaust, from happening again.
Studying Psychology provides you with widely applicable transferable skills that are essential for careers such as, clinical psychology, counselling, education, industry, health professions, business and management, advertising and marketing, human resources, research, psychotherapy, social services and many more.
Head of Department - Miss H Hemming
AQA Psychology is offered at A Level, and allows the student to achieve a competence in scientific skills, essay
writing, ICT skills, data analysis, team work and research skills. The A Level specification consists of three external examinations of equal weighting (33.3%). Each exam is 2 hours and 96 marks in total. They include multiple choice, short-answer and extended writing.