Psychology

 

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Subject Leader: Mrs C Conroy 

Subject Leader Email Address: carrie.conroy@swale.at

 

Dont become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.

IVAN PAVLOV

Subject overview

Ever wondered if prison really does change criminal behaviour? Or why some people conform? Or perhaps if the experiences you had before the age of five really do shape the person you are today? 
 
A level Psychology will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways. 

Sixth Form

You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers. Topics include Social Influence, Memory, Gender, Forensic Psychology and Psychopathology.

Many students studying A level Psychology progress to university. Degree courses taken by students who have an A level in psychology are  Psychology, Sociology, Forensic Psychology, Teaching and Law.  Studying psychology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including forensic psychology, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, mental health nursing and psychotherapy.