Psychology

Malvern College offers Psychology and the study of human behaviour at A Level. We develop pupils’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

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Malvern College offers Psychology and the study of human behaviour at A Level. The emphasis for the College Psychology department is on teaching pupils to apply knowledge and understanding rather than just acquiring knowledge, thereby developing pupils’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

Most pupils studying Psychology have had no previous experience of the subject although, as 10% of the overall assessment of Psychology contains maths skills, an ability to interpret numerical data is required, as is an enquiring and analytical mind.

At A Level, there is a range of topic-based options which bring together explanations from different approaches and engage pupils in issues and debates in contemporary psychology.