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Do you want to push the boundaries of human-centred design and user experience? Learn how technology and human behaviour interact by taking Psychology through our Innovator pathway.


Psychology is the science behind human behaviour. Study the inner workings of the mind with Psychology A Level and research complex and fascinating theories about human behaviour. How does the brain process information? Is childhood experience important? Where does our creativity come from? What can we do to help people with mental health? Why does a criminal commit crime? 

In an increasingly digitised world, technology must be user-friendly. We must be the pioneers of future-thinking user experience which is why psychology is so fundamental. Learn core principles behind decision-making and leadership to land on your feet in your first job in industry.


We follow the AQA specification which covers the following topics:

  • Memory; types of memory, working memory, forgetting, eye witness testimony.
  • Attachments; social development, types of bond in childhood, impact on adult relationships.
  • Social Influence; conformity and obedience, minority influence, social change.
  • Approaches in Psychology; Psychodynamic,, Behaviourism, Cognitive, Humanistic, Biological.
  • Psychopathology; Treatments and causes of phobias, OCD and depression.
  • Biopsychology; biorhythms, endocrinology, neurology.
  • Cognitive Neuroscience; modern techniques in studying the brain.
  • Relationships; evolved mate preferences, cultural differences.
  • Schizophrenia; biological and social causes.
  • Forensics; criminal profiling, offender behaviour, custodial sentencing .
  • Issues & Debates; ethics, nature v nurture, philosophical issues in psychology.
  • Research Methods; the scientific approach, data handling, interpretation of statistics.



To begin this course, students must have achieved at least 5 GCSE qualifications, with an average grade of a 5 or above. This must include a grade 5 or above in English Language and Mathematics.



  • Software Developer (it’s not all about code!)
  • User Experience (UX) Researcher
  • User Experience Designer
  • Data analyst
  • Project manager




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