This is a very popular subject at A level, with many students going on to take Biology or related degrees at university. In recent years girls have gone on to study Medicine, Biomedical Science and Biology.
We are lucky enough to be close to the Centre for Life and Newcastle University so that we can take advantage of the specialist facilities and workshops provided by these world-renowned institutions.
This year's examination results (2018) have been excellent with 71% of students achieving grades A*-B and 100% of students achieved A*-D.
This subject is a very popular subject at both AS and A level, with girls regularly going on to take psychology at university.
The course follows the OCR specification. In the lower sixth students examine fifteen studies in depth and learn about psychological research techniques, approaches and perspectives. In the upper sixth there are option modules in Health, Sport, Forensic and Educational Psychology . The students study two of these and also learn more about psychological methodology and approaches.
This year's examination results were excellent - 100% pass rate, with 50% of students gaining A*-B grades.