Head of Department – Mrs Rachel Bird

Have you ever noticed how behaviour can change in group settings? Wondered how memory works? Why infancy is so important? How and why cultural differences influence response?

The Psychology Department is a place where ideas can be shared and debated. Psychology is a lively and relevant subject; there is always something in the news which will link to the exam topics and which our students find the everyday application of fascinating.

Students are amazed that there is so much happening around us that can be examined through the lens of psychological theory and research.

The skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation are fundamental to psychology. Students will also learn about research methods which will stand them in very good stead if they are intending to study any Social Science at University.

Psychology is valued from disciplines as various as business, medicine, teaching and marketing.