Psychology

Through studying Psychology, we intend for all students to gain an understanding of why humans behave the way they do. They should be able to apply this understanding to the real world, whilst also exploring the scientific nature of the subject. 

Staff Information

NamePosition / ResponsibilityE-Mail
Mrs E Forbes-TurnerSubject Leader for Psychologyeforbes-turner [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk
Mrs R WarburtonPsychology Teacherrwarburton [at] imberhorne [dot] co [dot] uk

FAQs

How much independent study is expected?

Sixth Form students studying Psychology will need to complete at least four hours of work outside of lessons to be able to succeed on the course.

Will a textbook be provided?

The students have access to an on-line text book for homework etc., plus a class set for work in class

 

What is the meaning of a target grade in Psychology?

Target grades are initially set based on ALPS scores – these are based on what the students are likely to get based on a national average and their GCSE results.

Targets are meant to be aspirational, and can be moved up or down throughout the year depending on how the student is achieving. 

Is Psychology a science?

Psychology is a science and the vast majority of degree courses offered are BSc’s. At some universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) it is part of the Medical or Biological Sciences school.

What can you do with a Psychology A-Level?

If you wish to study Psychology at a higher level, you can go on to be a forensic psychologist, a clinical psychologist or educational psychologist to name a few. For more information on Psychology careers www.bps.org.uk/careers

Having a Psychology A-Level would be useful for any career path. We all need to work with people, so to be able to understand their behaviour can only ever be a useful skill to have.