The study of Psychology is a systematic, scientific study of human thought and behaviour. Psychologists attempt to describe, understand and predict human behaviour.
The mind is the most complex machine on earth and is the source of our thoughts and behaviour. Psychology is therefore extremely relevant to everyday life. Just some of the things that psychologists look at include child development, mental health problems, perception, emotions, personality, behaviour, memory processes and relationships. Studying Psychology further develops a broad range of skills such as critiquing research and applying Psychology to real life.
At The Long Eaton School, Psychology is taught only in the Sixth Form. The teachers of Psychology use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that aim to stimulate interest in human thought and behaviour.
Key Stage 5:
Year 12 and 13 students follow the Eduqas A Level course. In Year 12 students have 9 lessons per fortnight and in Year 13 students have 10 lessons per fortnight.
Year 12 students study for the Eduqas AS Level and study two modules: Psychology of Past to Present and Investigating Behaviour.
In Year 13, students will move onto the A Level. Here they will investigate and study the AS modules in more depth and analysis, including carrying out two personal investigations, carrying out two pieces of psychological research and analysing the results. Students will also study a third module: Implications of Psychology in the Real World, covering applications of psychology to behaviours and controversies.