"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom"

With increasing awareness of the importance of psychological and mental health, there has never been a more important time to study Psychology.

Psychology is a scientific discipline that looks at how human biology, family and environmental factors inter-play in determining our behaviour. Students will gain insight into the mind, brain and human behaviour as well as learning about the history of this multi-faceted subject.

It covers theories of both ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ behaviours; why individuals behave the way they do, and how others can influence their behaviour. Studying Psychology can help students to better understand how psychological conditions are diagnosed and treated. Students will also develop an insight into their own and other’s behaviour, and learn some important metacognitive skills. 

In a time of increasing social mobility, cultural diversity awareness and more open acceptance of the importance of mental health, Psychology has never been more crucial and relevant as a subject. It is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes offering students an opportunity to develop lifelong learning skills.

SFC Programme

Girls can choose to study either AQA A Level Psychology or Psychology at Higher or Standard Level as part of the IB Diploma course. 


Head of Psychology: Dr Tricia Norman

Dr Cassie Stevenson