In Psychology we introduce the fundamentals of the subject and develop knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories and research. Following the A level Psychology curriculum all students will study topics including Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology in year 12 and in year 13 Schizophrenia, Cognition and Development and Forensic. Throughout the course research methods and practical research skills are studied and practiced. Whilst studying Psychology, students will develop mastery skills, including the ability to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts.
The Social Sciences
In Sociology we introduce the fundamentals of the subject and develop an understanding of different sociological views and studies of society. Following the A level Sociology curriculum all students will study Families and Households, Education and Research Methods in year 12 and in year 13 Crime and Deviance, Beliefs in Society and Theory and Methods. Through studying Sociology students will develop mastery skills including critical analysis, independent thinking and research investigation.
In Childcare and Education we introduce the fundamentals of the subject and develop knowledge about how to communicate and engage with children to plan and produce activities for young people’s needs. Following the T Level in Childcare and Education curriculum all students will study safeguarding, supporting education and child development in year 12 and in year 13 the specialism of teaching assistant. Throughout the course students will undertake industry placements in a variety of schools. Through studying Childcare and Education students will develop mastery skills including analysing individual needs, independent thinking and discussion.