Psychology


Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour. It is about how we think, feel, act

and interact individually and within groups. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and

mental health disorders including schizophrenia and depression. Learners will study topics such as:

  • Criminal behaviour
  • Research methods
  • Psychological disorders & mental illness
  • Social behaviour
  • Memory
  • Sleep and dreaming

Students will learn various transferable skills. These include being to apply theory to

practical application, evaluation and critical analysis skills and behaviour analysis which is

applicable to a wide variety of careers and courses. Students have also had the opportunity this year to participate on a residential trip to London where they visited the Freud Museum, The Royal Courts of Justice, the Jack the Ripper walking tour and the Science Museum.

The aims of the department:

  • A safe and stimulating learning environment for all
  • Outstanding teaching and progress made by students
  • Student resilience and independence
  • Outstanding results
  • Student motivation and interest

Career opportunities include: psychologist, therapist, mental health worker, social worker, teaching, youth work and law.

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE (9-1) Psychology is assessed through two 90 minute final examinations at the end of year 11.

Student revision book to support studying https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Revision-Notes-GCSE-Psychology/dp/1510423222/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536856177&sr=8-1&keywords=revision+notes+gcse+9-1+psychology+ocr

Department Leader-

Miss C Gibson cgibson@hillsviewacademy.org