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WELCOME

Psychology is taught at A-Level to Years 11-13. Taking Psychology at A-Level is obviously an excellent base for those considering a Psychology-related university course or career, but includes many transferrable skills for other options such as evaluation and analysis, scientific research methods including statistical analysis, problem solving and communication.

- Mrs Williams, Head of Psychology

 





 
WHO WE ARE

Mrs Williams Head of Psychology
Mrs Williams joined Colyton in September 2012, and teaches every group taking the Psychology A-Level course. She spent several years working in the field of psychology after completing her undergraduate degree; the majority at a learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder centre, and a psychiatric hospital. Consequently, her subject specialisms are Psychopathology and Applied Psychology. Mrs Williams also supervises the Extended Project component of the AQA English Baccalaureate Diploma and became a full-time tutor for a Year 12 group in 2013/14. Her favourite psychologist is Konrad Lorenz.

Ms Washbrook Teacher of Psychology (maternity cover)

Mr Bedford Part-time Psychology Teacher / PE Teacher / More Able, Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator
Mr Bedford studied BSc Psychology at the University of Birmingham, and teaches Psychology whenever numbers opting for the course are high. His favourite areas of study are Sports Psychology and Social Psychology. His favourite psychologist is Phillip Zimbardo.

WHAT WE DO

Psychology is a vast subject, so students are encouraged to pursue their particular interests in the subject through their Learning Journals, and through linking up with the subject’s Twitter account ‘PsyCOLYgy

A residential trip to London currently runs in Year 13; students take in a hypnotherapy workshop, a talk at Bethlam (Bedlam) hospital and the Natural History Museum, amongst other features.

Sixth Form Subject Ambassadors run a Psychology Club for the lower school on Tuesday lunchtimes; this gives the opportunity to explore the more ‘pop’ side of Psychology through games, quizzes and so on. Plans are also afoot for a Psychology blog that can be run by the Subject Ambassadors, but contributed to by all Psychology students.

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In early October 2015, Year 12 and 13 Psychology students went on a residential trip to London. The visit included workshops on clinical hypnotherapy and sleep disorders, and forensic and criminal psychology. Students also spent time in the Natural History Museum, where they experienced psychology-related exhibitions on memory, neuroanatomy and the body’s response to stress.


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