Psychology A Level
Head of Department: Mr Paul Cline
Wherever they work, whatever they do in their life, learning
about Psychology gives students the most invaluable insight into
the motivations of themselves and others. In the Psychology
Department we guarantee to challenge your preconceptions,
deepen your understanding of human behaviour and open your
eyes to the fundamental importance of careful, scientific study of
the origins of both typical and atypical behaviour.
What do you do in Psychology?
You will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, independent and capable.
- Social psychology, including obedience and prejudice
- Cognitive psychology, including memory
- Biological psychology, including aggression, brain functioning, CNS
- Learning theories, including conditioning, social learning and phobias
- Clinical psychology, including diagnosis and treatments of mental
disorders such as schizophrenia
- Criminal psychology, including explanations for offending,
psychology of the courtroom, and treatments for offenders
- Reviews of methodologies, research studies, issues and debates
You will develop transferable skills that support study in a wide range
of subjects at university and the transition to employment, including
quantitative and qualitative analysis, and forming and testing hypotheses.
Department trips include student conferences in London, and the Royal
Bethlem Hospital and Museum of the Mind which gives a fascinating
insight into the treatment of mental health. In addition there are lectures
given by visiting specialists and the annual Brain Day.
Average of the A Level results in Psychology achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2016, 2017 and 2018)
Psychology - % A*- B = 66%