Psychology - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The course uses
psychological topics to introduce the students to the foundations of Psychology before
they develop their understanding and consider the various applications that help put
their learning into real-world contexts. In the first year we cover topics such as obedience
and prejudice in Social Psychology, how our memory works in Cognitive Psychology,
and explanations for aggression in Biological Psychology. In the second year we go on
to look at topics such as Eye Witness Testimony, explanations for schizophrenia and
developmental issues such as Autism. The students will also develop a multitude of skills,
including numeracy, communication, practical skills and critical thinking in order to make
a smooth transition to the next level of study.
Psychologists work in many different areas of society and are concerned with a number
of problems such as supporting the police and court system to perform more effectively,
assisting athletes and sports people to perform better or speeding up the recovery from
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.