And now from 1969, “I want you back” performed with gusto by our year 10 ensemble.


Back to the 60s with a performance of from our choir and guitar ensemble.


Carry me home.... some sounds of the 60s and more from the wider guitar ensemble ....brilliant driving solos


And after an earnest rendition of we have a Year 7 choir performance of | 34 students singing their heart out about redemption


The Ukulele Club go all gospel with a spiritual song


The String Ensemble now take the stage for Vivaldi’s Spring


3rd up is a beautifully sensitive rendition of our Abbey Road heroes - The Beatles’ 1968 ‘Blackbird’ by the Guitar Ensemble |


Winter Showcase begins in dramatic form with The Drumming Club


Thanks to Miss Gibson and team for ensuring nearly 600 students and staff took part in today’s mock election. Will our votes reflect the views of the country?


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Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship |


excellence in sport is brought about through determination and discipline. Another victory for basketball team in


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Congrats to Sixth Form Team winning today 71-47 against West Thames College which brings our record to 7 wins 3 losses. Next week Wednesday we are away to Three Rivers Academy


Sporting Success in for Year 7 school students at as they win for first time against UCL


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Congrats to Year 7 boys basketball team playing in their 1st game against UCL Academy. It was a great team performance winning 29-22. MVP award goes to Max scoring 16points which is impressive for a year 7 game.


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Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?”


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Yesterday went to Harris Academy to host the latest about finding your voice, featuring , , Derek Owusu, and a special appearance from himself. Stay tuned for the full video next week...


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Really good to meet student voice representatives at . Lots to share and reflect on with all staff. Fantastic students expressing themselves with maturity and collegiality.


Year 11 students completing a Philosphy workshop as part of at HASJW today! Deep discussions including “how big is a thought”, and “what’s the meaning of life?”


What career will you son or daughter enjoy and be respected in?


Thank you so much Deborah. and so much thanks also for for liason. Our children learned so much and had such a buzz as a result.

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Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, enabling students to understand how they came to be the people they are, as well as the reasons behind the behaviour themselves and others display without question. The deepened understanding of the world they inhabit is exciting and can be revelationary.  However psychological research is not always sound and robust; students think critically when presented with any theory or study and learn to be able to challenge ideas using evidence. The curiosity of students is piqued due to the wide range of topics they are exposed to and all students find an area that they feel passionate about.


Through studying Psychology, students:

  • Have a firm understanding of a wide range of psychological research (theories and studies)
  • Critically analyse research  
  • Interpret and analyse data effectively
  • Use their understanding of research methods to design effective research
  • Develop their oracy skills through debate
  • Apply their understanding of psychological research to real life scenarios
  • Develop their extended writing skills
  • Use independent skills to develop their understanding

Key Stage 5 content

Research Methods: The study of the tools used to study human behaviour, an understanding of research methods lays the foundation for critically evaluating research presented throughout the course.

Social influence: The study of the way in which individuals change their behaviour to meet the demands of a social environment, this includes conforming and obeying.

Memory: The study of the structure of memory, how accurate eyewitness testimony is and explanations for forgetting.

Attachment: The study of why and how bonds develop between infants and their primary caregivers and the consequences of attachments being disrupted.

Psychopathology: The study of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), depression and phobias, including why people develop those conditions and how they are treated. What it means to be ‘abnormal’ is also discussed.

Approaches in Psychology: The different ways of explaining human behaviour including the biological, cognitive, behaviourist and psychodynamic approaches.

Biopsychology: The study of biological factors which affect human behaviour for example the impact of hormones and the structure of the brain.

Issues and debates in psychology: The study of key issues that impact psychological research such as cultural bias and debates such as the nature-nurture debate.

  • Option A: Relationships: The study of how relationships develop and break down, as well as the difference between face to face and virtual relationships.  
  • Option B: Eating behaviour: The study of eating disorders and how eating preferences develop, including both social and biological explanations.
  • Option C: Aggression: The study of why people are aggressive including both social and biological explanations.

Exam Specifications

AQA A | 7182 | A level Psychology