Psychology uses a wide variety of scientific methodology to study the mind and behaviour. The subject will develop your understanding of the real-world applications of research methods such as experiments and observations, as well as your ability to analyse data using mathematical techniques, such as statistical analysis. The topics studied vary greatly; ranging from Physiological Psychology which studies how our biology influences behaviour, to Social Influence which investigates the effects of peers or authority figures on behaviour. The breadth of the subject means that it combines well with a wide variety of AS and A Levels. There are clear links to areas of study in Biology, Health and Social Care, Sports Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, as well as connections to Media Studies, History and Geography.
You will study ten topics over the two years:
The A-level is comprised of three exams, sat at the end of your second year.
Applicants must hold a grade C in GCSE English, Maths and Science. There are no subject-specific requirements for entry.
We encourage all students to purchase a textbook (likely cost £22) and offer a research-based day trip during each year of the course.
This year, in just two days, 1,000 Gryphon students were able to enjoy visits from top authors as part of Sherborne Literature Festival. Joffre White, famous for his Frog series of books, which he...