Everything we do in the study of mind, behaviour and human experience is relevant, insightful and eye-opening to the most fascinating study of ourselves. Our true commitment to inspiration and real-life application permeates all our learning endeavours.
The Psychology course at More House School is a popular option for A level students. Psychology is made relevant to students studying a variety of subject streams to help them gain an understanding of how the human mind works in different stages of life and situations, and why people react the way they do. These are core skills that are used in all interactions for example in the classroom, in relationships, work, law, business and marketing to name just a few.
The broad introductory course covers social, cognitive and biological psychology as well as the formation of our love blueprint and attachments, allowing students to experience a wide range of topics that will help them make informed decisions if they choose to pursue psychology at a tertiary level. Social norms, social groups and their influence on us, perceptions of normality, how our brains interpret our surroundings, and how we change throughout our development, mental disorders and their treatments, memories and thoughts along with the key psychological theories that underpin the studies of these areas. Students who do not wish to continue into tertiary study will still develop excellent skills that will be relevant to all, including independent thinking, critical analysis and research skills.
Psychology is life and life is Psychology!
Our expert teacher is a currently practising psychologist who is able to present relevant and current material in an extremely engaging fashion. We use case studies and enrichment material that have been selected with the current students’ interests in mind. The small classes allow for bespoke feedback in all areas of study. Debates and discussions and skilful mediation by the teacher, expand our students on to deeper thinking and explore the multifaceted subject on many sides. Dynamic and exciting lessons motivate the students to pursue their independent studies outside of the classroom as the study of Psychology gives them a unique opportunity to discover more about themselves.
Visits to the the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, allow students to apply their knowledge of memory reconstruction and watch how the use of leading and open questions unfolds in court proceedings as well as the opportunity to get a glimpse of what forensic psychology is in action. A very popular area of study in the second year.
Students may see themselves as future counsellors, clinical psychologists, business psychologists or forensic psychologists. The More House School Psychology course educates and helps students to prepare for all of these possibilities. The course has been developed with the British Psychological Society to be up to date and relevant.