Welcome to the Psychology Department

"Studying psychology is fun because you're always looking for the same things I think a writer should be looking for, which is the story behind the story" - Chris Cleave – writer.

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. The GCSE Psychology course will give you fascinating insights into the human mind and what makes people tick. Psychology courses are increasingly popular both because of their intrinsic appeal and their value as a step on the way not just to careers in psychology, but careers in the health professions and any other employment sector that relies on people skills and communication. You'll gain an understanding of why people develop differently and of the causes of conditions such as phobias and other disorders. As you study psychology you will gain an understanding of the main issues that arise from various psychological methods, and look at the ways in which psychology can be applied. As you discover how others think, you'll also be gaining an insight into your own psyche and behavioural traits, which is a valuable asset in both your personal and working life. If you are interested in understanding both yourself and other people better then Psychology is the course for you.