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


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

We will soon be updating this page so that you are able to see what future careers/prospects you could undertake if you continue to study this subject at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leader: Mr Paul Lightfoot