Psychology

Staff

Mr T.B. Emmet (Head of Department)


Miss J. Collier


Ms D. Harford (Assistant Headteacher: Academic)


Facilities

The department teaches in a suite of rooms on the first floor of School House, all of which are equipped with interactive white boards and audio visual facilities. Students have access to an independent study room, where they can access a range of curriculum, careers and enrichment materials.

Curriculum

Sixth Form

We follow the AQA Psychology A specification. In the AS year students study the core areas of psychology (social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences) through memory, stress, abnormality, social influence and attachment.  In the A2 year, students develop an advanced understanding of different approaches in psychology by studying psychopathology (depression or schizophrenia), anomalistic psychology, aggression, relationships and gender. Students also study the nature of scientific method in an applied context in the AS and A2 year.

Co-curricular Activities

Stretch & Challenge

The department runs a human science extension group for those wishing to study psychology, medicine or human / social sciences at university. All students are encouraged to explore new research online, including through the Solihull School Psychology Twitter. Students have also been successful in university writing competitions.

Trips & Visits

In recent years students have had the opportunity to visit Kenya to examine cross cultural differences.

Destinations

In recent years students have gone on to read Psychology at Oxford, Durham, Nottingham, Leeds, and Manchester amongst other universities.

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