Head of Department: Mrs L Hughes
The Psychology department consists of three subject specialist teachers. This fascinating science subject consistently attracts a large number of students each year into four teaching groups. The core areas of psychology studied are; cognitive, social, biological, developmental, individual differences and research methods. Students are encouraged to plan, design, carry out and analyse data in practical activities in order to support the mathematical element of the subject.
The department has two dedicated teaching rooms and makes use of a variety of interactive technology to support learning. Extra-curricular activities offered include visits to Crown Court as well as attending university conferences in a diverse range of topics such as criminology, visual perception, the psychology of lying and the effects of personality and optimism.
The department is very proud of its public examination results; with 95% of students achieving A* - C in 2014. We have also achieved 100% pass rate at A-level for the past nine years. Psychology is a competitive subject to study at university and we are delighted that an increasing number of students each year are successful in continuing their study of psychology to degree level and beyond.