Curriculum Vision and Implementation
“A level Psychology offers an engaging and effective introduction to psychology. Students will learn the fundamentals of research methods and how psychological research is carried out whilst being provided the opportunity to practically investigate chosen topics. The course provides students with a broad understanding of how different psychological perspectives study the world. The course offers mastery of literacy and research skills as well as allowing students to show resilience through assessment when building their knowledge and problem solving.”
Highest academic expectations
GCSE requirements grade 6 in Science and Maths. Challenge activities are embed in lessons. HPL incorporated within curriculum map.
Succeed in their chosen pathway
Differentiated lessons for inclusive learning. Career links within lessons.
Ambition and preparation for life beyond education
Critical thinking via HPL training. Guest speakers from various psychological fields.
Individual responsibility and respect
All students show respect during discussion about debate around theory. Folder checks encourage pride in work and responsibility for work.
Academically challenging, ambitious and stimulating curriculum
Curriculum maps are thought out and sequenced in a manner to allow challenge. Lessons allow for challenge and meta thinking. Wider reading is strongly encouraged throughout.
A modern education
Google Classroom has been developed to provide students with extra online resources to aid their learning.
Develop strength of character and resilience
Staff use higher order questioning techniques to draw out resilience. Consistent formal assessments to build test resilience.
Extra curricular diet and personal development opportunities
Trips– Freud museum and Liverpool Crown Court. Links with other schools eg BHSA– a girls’ schools allows for debate and discussion with girls.
Students encouraged to read around subject, e.g. globalisation and gender in particular. Trips planned to Freud museum. Google Classroom links to places of interest for psychology. EG Stanford university.
Personal and professional excellence and realising potential
Staff links to other schools BHSA/Maricourt for sharing good practice. Continuing CPD.
Success and achievement
Students given half termly award for Psychologist of the half term. Effort awarded with parental communication. Verbal and written feedback from staff.
True to subjects core content and concepts
Resources based upon AQA endorsed text book. Staff examining experience used to create exam prep resources for students. Student progress monitored through SFT.
Skills to flourish in the modern world
Presentations though course. Research investigations encourage communication and group work.
Future leaders with courage and integrity
The development of critical thinkers who are able to make judgements on theory based on evidence.