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“The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.” Paul Valery


Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour. It helps us to understand, predict and in some cases change behaviour.


At Pershore Sixth Form our students have the opportunity to study a number of exciting and thought-provoking topics. For example they will learn about criminal behaviour and will be involved in looking at offender profiling and the treatment of offenders, investigate explanations and treatments in psychopathology and develop an understanding of human memory. In addition, they will gain a deeper insight into their own behaviour and the impact that this has on those around them.


Psychology lessons are designed to engage students through a range of activities, involving group discussions, research tasks and are linked to everyday life. Our students develop many transferable skills, which include the ability to manipulate and understand data, to think analytically, write cogently and conduct effective research.

Our students will have the opportunity to interview offenders, attend a lecture by Dr. Richard Shepherd and explore mental health through workshops provided by guest speakers.

Psychology remains the most popular A Level choice at Pershore. A level results are consistently the best across the county and a large number of our students go on to study psychology at university.

Psychology Staff

Mrs Z StarkeyHead of Psychology
Mr G Ebbs 


Syllabus and Useful Links


AQA A Level Psychology 7182