Psychology

Overview
For students interested in people and human behaviour then this course is the perfect option. It enables individuals to develop a sound understanding of the leading approaches and key research areas in psychology, and the science of mind and behaviour. The course involves scientifically based studies, experiments and research methods.

Students will also develop key communication, analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills. Techniques and skills developed through studying psychology can be applied across a wide range of other subjects including arts, social sciences and traditional sciences.

Key Stage 5
Topics covered throughout the course include:

• Introductory topics in psychology
Studying social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology.

• Psychology in context
Discover the key approaches in psychology, biopsychology and research methods in psychology to understand the way psychological research is conducted.

• Issues and options in psychology
Studying issues and debates in psychology such as the nature nurture and freewill vs determinism debates. Students will then study three psychological topics in depth – gender development, schizophrenia and forensic psychology.

For further details of the A-level course, visit www.hsfc-ac.org.uk/psychology