Now a well-established subject at Lawrence Sheriff, Psychology is the study of the brain and behaviour. It seeks to understand why people act the way they do, from researching the reasons behind criminal behaviour, to understanding dementia.
Psychology prepares students for a range of careers, whether that is specifically within the field of Psychology (for example, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology or Sport Psychology) or related areas such as Management, Marketing, or even Law. Psychology teaches students to understand the wide range of factors that can influence people, while also helping them to grasp competing arguments and use evidence critically- skills that are useful in a wide range of careers.
While students do not need to complete set practicals, they must be able to describe/explain how they would test a certain idea, or set up a certain study. Therefore students will gain experience of running their own studies throughout the course, and particularly making design decisions.
Please see the sixth form handbook for more information.