Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, covering a wide range of topics including the workings of the brain, memory, social influence, mental health and attachment. Psychology is applied in wider settings such as mental health, sport education and forensics.
Psychology is a relatively new science, with most advances happening over the past 150 years or so. However, its origins can be traced back to Ancient Greece, 400-500 years BC. Psychology is perfect for those fascinated by human behaviour and is much more broad-ranging than many imagine. There is something in it for almost all interests, ranging from the ‘hard science’ of biopsychology to the complex interpersonal skills of humanistic psychology.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten
B. F. Skinner
Psychology at Kingston Grammar School is a popular A Level subject, with a significant percentage of students choosing to study it at degree level. Students have the opportunity to attend trips such as the London Zoo Phobia workshop, the Freud Museum and partake in a ‘Brain Day’. Psychology at university can lead to careers in many areas, but education, marketing, advertising, medicine, law and human resources are common choices
Psychology A Level Course guide
- Head of Psychology, Mrs A Edwards
- Head of PSHE; Teacher of Psychology, Mrs M Robinson
- Mr A Henderson, Teacher of Psychology, EPQ Lead