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Barclay Academy

Barclay Academy


Head of Department: Mrs S. Gupta

Psychology is the science of the mind and behaviour. It is a scientific discipline which explores ideas of innateness and the impact of environment on behaviour.


At Barclay Academy, students opting to take an A-Level in psychology follow the OCR specification. This is a rigorous and fascinating insight into the discipline of psychology, introducing students to key themes through an exploration of classic and contemporary studies, together covering a range of psychological themes, perspectives, debates and application. They will explore key fields within psychology, such as mental health and child psychology. Moreover, students will also consider a range of different research methods and statistical analysis, and will carry out their own small scale practical psychological investigation.