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Psychology is a popular subject at both GCSE and A level. Students enjoy learning about the human mind and behaviour and delving into the wide range of experiments and research conducted in the field.
At both A level and GCSE the syllabus allows students to get a flavour of the breadth of topics that psychologists explore and explain. Students tackle big questions such as: Does nature or nurture shape who we are? What explanations are there for conditions such as schizophrenia and autism? How does the presence of other people affect our behaviour? Can studies on animals tell us much about human behaviour? How do psychologists do research and can we trust it?
Our aim is for students to open their own minds to a fascinating subject with many real world applications, including clinical psychology, forensic psychology and educational psychology. We encourage students to be curious and critical thinkers.
The long term plan (LTP) for each year group can be downloaded below.