Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.
Psychologists have questions: ‘Why did people obey Adolf Hitler? How is the human mind constructed? What is the importance of early life to our personality as young people? What is bipolar disorder, paranoid schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa?’ And having asked these questions, psychologists seek answers.
- Clinical psychologist
- Child psychologist
- Social worker
- Human resources
More than just a course
Psychology students are more than just students. They are psychologists themselves. They are explorers of the human mind and behaviour and apply these skills both in and outside of the classroom. Psychology is more than just a course – it is a way of understanding the world.
- Links with leading local universities
- Visiting speakers from academia and industry
- Teachers with British Psychological Society Registered Degrees in Psychology
- Senior exam markers on the teaching staff
The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language, Maths and Science to at least a grade 5. Two of the subjects should ideally be a grade 6.
Psychology involves considerable written skills but also a degree of mathematical/analytical skill.
What students say
“It’s interesting, my best subject, but it’s also hard work, so you need to stick at it.”
“I can’t wait to learn more about psychology at university.”
“I would strongly recommend it – take the subject. You won’t regret it.”