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Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and of behaviour. It is a diverse scientific discipline comprising several major branches of research. At EGA, we deliver the AQA GCSE Psychology specification. This specification offers an engaging and comprehensive introduction to contemporary psychology topics. Our students learn the fundamentals of the science behind people’s behaviour and acquire an early understanding of how psychology can be used to improve quality of life. They have the opportunity to learn how to conduct practical work to test hypotheses, analyse evidence and arguments, and make informed judgements. All of these skills are valued by higher education institutions and employers.

During the autumn term, students are introduced to four topics: memory, perception, development and research methods. In the spring term, they study a further four topics: social influence; language thought and communication; brain and neuropsychology; and psychological problems. The summer term is dedicated to revision for two written exams.

Psychology Intent Statement

Psychology Curriculum

Ways for parents to support learning

Psychology Handbook

Useful Links

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/gcse

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/psychology/specifications/AQA-8182-SP-2017.PDF

https://www.bps.org.uk/career-options-psychology

https://careers.bps.org.uk/

https://dictionary.apa.org/psychology

Contact

For a more detailed account of the course content, please consult the psychology handbook. The course overview along with approximate dates for teaching is available in the psychology curriculum map.

For further information, please contact the Head of Psychology, admin@egas.islington.sch.uk.

News

Open Events 2023 Posted on: 14/09/2023

Open Events 2023

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming open events. We host both a range of Open Mornings and our annual Open Evening on Thursday 5th October. We look forward very much to welcoming families to EGA and getting to show them more about what our school has to offer its students and community. Open Mornings: Open Mornings run from 9.15am-10:30am and will include a talk from students, the headteacher as well as a tour of lessons around the school. There is no need to book to attend an open morning, please just arrive at our main reception for 9.15am. Tuesday 26th September 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 28th September 9.15am-10:30am Tuesday 10th October 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 12th October 9.15am-10:30am Open Evening - Thursday 5th October 2023 5:00-7:30pm Our open evening is a chance to visit the school and explore the fantastic facilities we have to offer. You will hear from our headteacher,  tour all the areas of the school and meet the amazing members that make up our school community. The open evening is also a great time to be able to discuss curriculum and opportunities with our teachers. Many EGA students also volunteer to support at Open Evening so you will have plenty of chances to ask them any questions you might have. You do not need to book a slot for our open evening. However, to help us ensure a smooth experience, we suggest arriving towards the start of one of the following slots: 5:00-5:45pm / 5:45-6:30pm / 6:30-7:15pm We recommend attending both Open Evening and an Open Morning to get the full experience of what is on offer at EGA as both events offer a different experience.
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