Students carry out observations by watching classic experiments such as Milgram or Ainsworth or watching films with abnormal characters in them. This allows students to apply theories to real life – a skill that universities want to see in future psychology students.
A favourite psychology topic is forensic pPsychology. In this topic, students analyse criminals and why they commit crime. In Year 13, students recap the topic and apply previous knowledge of different approaches such as the biological, cognitive, psychodynamic and behavioural.
Often something happens in real life that demonstrates psychology in action. This year students have just learnt about the case study of Genie, a girl kept in a cage by her cruel father. The day after the lesson, the story about the American family who had also been trapped in their home for years broke.