Welcome to the Psychology Department

Meet Our Staff

  • Mr S Archer (Head of Department)

AS Level

  • At AS, Candidates will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of psychology (social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences through a range of topics, chosen for their accessibility and popularity.

A-Level

  • At A2, the specification offers a range of topic-based options which bring together explanations from different psychological approaches and engage students in issues and debates in psychology.

Aims and Objectives of the Department

  • A Department which offers quality in teaching and learning
  • A Department which is accountable in terms of teaching, learning, resources and results
  • To deliver high quality education to all students, and provide as many educational opportunities as possible.
  • To have a Curriculum which provides:
  • Successful learners - who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals - who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens - who make a positive contribution to society.
  • In future, the department will continue to improve results and outcomes for all students. It will contribute to the school’s improvement through developing outstanding lessons, creativity, visits and other leadership such as the Learning Platform and CPD.

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Homework / After School

Homework enables pupils to:

  • Consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities
  • Access resources not available in the classroom
  • Develop research skills
  • Have an opportunity for independent work
  • Show progress and understanding
  • Provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching
  • Enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self discipline
  • Take ownership and responsibility for learning

Homework tasks

  • All students are given individual feedback
  • Consolidation of work in class
  • Practice - learning by doing
  • Completion of course work assignments
  • Research
  • Reading
  • Interviews
  • Using ICT
  • Project – based tasks

By giving every student individual tutorials, they are able to work towards achieving the standards set.

Motivational Activities

Students have been involved in several extra-curricular sessions in holiday periods to focus on exam preparation.

The sessions have focussed on student led activities and exam preparation. A visit to Edge Hill University to attend a Key note lecture relative to the A2 curriculum was attended by the A2 students.

Students have been involved in individual investigations relative to their own interests.

Links with Health and Social Care have been developed to involve students carrying out work placements within health and educational settings.

Weblinks

S-Cool

www.s-cool.co.uk

Tutor2U

www.tutor2u.net

PsyOnline

www.psyonline.nl/en-home.html

Edge Hill

www.edgehill.ac.uk

Business Case Studies

www.businesscasestudies.co.uk

BBC Bitesize

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

Social Psychology

www.socialpsychology.net

Psych Teacher

www.psychteacher.co.uk

United Biscuits

www.unitedbiscuits.com

GCSE Pod

www.gcsepod.com

The Student Room

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

Bized

www.bized.co.uk

AQA

www.aqa.org