Skip to content ↓

Leicester High School for Girls Logo

2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Psychology

AS level Psychology gives the girls a real taste of this exciting subject and is delivered through the study of cognitive and developmental psychology, research methods, biological and social psychology as well as abnormality.

The A2 course affords the opportunity to specialise in key areas such as biological rhythms, sleep, relationships, aggression, eating disorders, schizophrenia and addictive behaviour. 

Lessons are generally tutorial in style where girls are expected to read and discuss material together and work beyond lessons independently on a variety of tasks. There are opportunities to attend revision conferences, as well as open days.  Psychology is at the cutting edge of modern behavioural science and it is no surprise that many students read for degrees in Psychology, as well as combining the subject with others like Sociology, Education, Law and Criminology. The opportunities are endless.