Psychology (Years 10-11)
Our pupils have the option of studying psychology in years ten and eleven to gain a GCSE in the subject.
With this course pupils get a comprehensive introduction to studying psychology. We cover five main approaches within the subject:
biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences.
The course examines questions about human behaviour and mental life ranging from how we see to how we communicate non-verbally. We also consider the great controversies: nature versus nurture, free will, human differences, self and society.
It is important that pupils have a ‘hands-on’ approach to this subject and to this end they are given a research topic and are supported in designing and carrying out a simple study.
CIS have strong links with the psychology department at Anglia Ruskin University, and pupils will visit the department and be given an introduction to the extensive facilities which include EEG, Perception, and Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratories.