What Is Psychology?

Definition – Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour.

The course

The OCR Psychology A level course is delivered by Ms McCullough. This is a linear qualification and all exams, which go towards your A Level qualification, will be taken at the end of year 14 (3 exam papers). You will also sit two AS exams in Year 13, which do not contribute towards the A Level qualification. A range of resources and teaching methods are used: textbooks, group activities, peer to peer teaching, iPads, conducting practical projects, flipped learning activities, etc. Pupils are expected to contribute fully to all class activities and complete all homework activities / test preparation. There are 2/3 homeworks each week and a test at the end of each topic. Visit www.ocr.org.uk for more information on the course or copies of the specification are below.


Events in 2016


Year 14 trip to Crumlin Road Gaol

Thursday 1st December 2016

Year 14 pupils presenting their own research in the 3rd annual A Level Psychology Conference (The Great Hall, Queens University Belfast)

There are A LOT of misconceptions about Psychology.

Many people think Psychology is just about analysing dreams, slips of the tongue and reading body language and / or minds! However, on this course you will learn about historical and contemporary research, research methods, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognition, neuropsychology, dysfunctional behaviour, the behaviourist and psychodynamic perspectives, forensic psychology, etc.