Psychology Overview

Head of Faculty: Mrs S. Barnes

Humanities at Bewdley incorporates a broad spectrum of study. The recognised core of Geography, History and Religious Education are joined in the Upper School by Health and Social Care, Sociology and Psychology. This breadth and depth of study explores all aspects of human life and interaction, encouraging lively debate and thoughtful analysis and evaluation of our society, its cultural development and social norms and expectations.

Core humanities subjects are taught to all lower school students covering one sixth of the curriculum, whilst at GCSE and Advanced Level they are offered a wide range of choices. GCSE courses in Geography, History and Religious Education are joined by BTEC Health and Social Care as popular introduction to a crucial part of our social infrastructure. At Advanced Level many students study History and Geography, with a strong uptake in Advanced Level Psychology. Advanced BTEC Health and Social Care is offered as a single and a double course studied in large numbers as a gateway into the sector.

  • Psychology Year 12 & Year 13 Overview

    Based within the Sixth Form Department, Psychology offers students the opportunity to understand the complexities of the human mind. Psychology allows students to understand what is happening when people behave in a particular way and explain where it comes from. The department is made up of specialist teachers with a wide range of skills to equip students with the skills and abilities which can be applied to the examinations and everyday life. 

    The department prides itself on being well resourced, enabling students to learn through enquiry and discovery. There is a real sense of passion and determination within the staff department making Psychology a popular subject to study at A Level. 

    The structure of the course is a 2 year Linear A Level whereby all external examinations will be sat at the end of the year 13. 

    The course offers students an engaging and stimulating introduction to the study of psychology, combined with the academic integrity and skills that Higher Education and employers’ value.

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