Course Overview

Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought.

It is an academic discipline which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Psychology is now recognised as a science reflecting its value within Higher Education and amongst employers. Psychology is a fascinating subject that underpins all human behaviour. You only have to look at the news to see how psychology is used to explain events and offer an understanding as to why people do the things they do.

At English Martyrs results are above national averages and comparable centres and we strive to ensure our students fulfil their potential.

Below are just some of the examples of what you will study with us at English Martyrs:

  • Could anyone be a killer?
  • What is a Psychopath?
  • Does stress make us physically ill, if so how?
  • Are suicide bombers mad, bad, neither or both?
  • Is it true we are genetically pre-programmed to sniff out the ideal mate?
  • Why do lap dancers earn more money when ovulating?
  • Why do footballers experience an increase in testosterone during home games
  • How does the brain recover after injury?
  • Why did 38 people witness a murder but none of them phone the police?
  • What is epigenetics?
  • How does meditation change the structure of our brain?
  • Does how you look increase the chances of you becoming a criminal?

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (grade 4 and above) including Maths and English Language.
Psychology includes 25% Biology and 10% Maths so a Science GCSE grade 4-4 and above is also desirable.
As of September 2015, Psychology was given the status of a Science subject.

Detailed Curriculum Information