Psychology is a popular subject, which students enjoy and thrive from.  The subject focuses on the ‘science of the mind and behaviour’ and students are able to learn why people think and behave in certain ways. 

The AS course focuses on:

  • Cognitive Psychology – Memory
  • Developmental Psychology – Attachments
  • Biological Psychology – Stress
  • Social Psychology – Social Influence
  • Individual Differences – Abnormality
  • Research Methods

The A2 course focuses on:

  • Biological Rhythms and Sleep
  • Relationships
  • Aggression
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Psychopathology - Schizophrenia
  • The Psychology of Addictive Behaviour
  • Psychological Research and Scientific Method

For many years Psychology was a subject that was predominantly taught at Post-16, however more recently it has been introduced as a GCSE at Westfield CTC.  Both the teacher and students are enthusiastic and enjoy gaining an insight into what Psychology involves.  The results have also been good and class sizes have been increasing.

The course covers:

  • Memory
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Development of Personality
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Learning
  • Social Influence
  • Sex and Gender
  • Aggression
  • Research Methods