Curriculum Intent


In Psychology, our curriculum intent is:

For students to gain a deep understanding of research methods to be able to design, conduct and evaluate psychological research into a wide and complex range of behaviours.

For students to develop critical and analytical thinking skills.

For students to develop a thorough understanding of how the body and mind interact to affect human behaviour.

For students to become reflective of their own and others behaviour and how to interact with and support those affected by issues studied in psychology.


Curriculum Plan


Psychology Curriculum Plan 2022 2023


Student Learning Journey

Psychology Student Learning Journey


Exam Board Information

AS and A-level Psychology


Reading List


The Lucifer Effect – Philip Zimbardo

Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour – Richard Goss

How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker

Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work – Paul Babiak

Phantoms in the Brain – V S Ramachandran

Statistics Without Tears – Derek Rowntree

Mindwatching– H J and M W Eysenck

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks

The Psychopath Test by John Ronson – Psychopathology

What happened to you – Ophara


Career Links

Psychology is a becoming a more popular subject and with Mental Health now a more common discussion point within society, we have seen an influx in potential jobs that could be undertaken after completing qualifications in Psychology.

Outlined below are a list of possible career options after undertaking A Level Psychology:

Assistant Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Counselling Psychologist

Educational Psychologist

Forensic Psychologist

Health Psychologist

After completing your A Level course, there is also the potential to study Psychology at Degree Level, furthering your knowledge and expertise in this subject area. This is a common pathway for many students who leave us after Year 13.


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leader: Mr Paul Lightfoot