Psychology at King's

At King’s Rochester we pride ourselves on providing a broad and balanced curriculum that fully prepares our pupils to enter the ever-changing world when they leave us. It is part of our ‘Whole School’ ethos and approach.

With this in mind, I am delighted to announce that, from September 2021, King’s Rochester will be offering Psychology as a subject at A-Level. This highly popular course is ideal for those pupils who have a genuine curiosity about the way humans think and behave and is a key subject for those looking to develop their analytical, reasoning and argumentative skills.

The demand for such a course comes directly from our own Upper Fifth pupils, who when polled on subjects they would like to see included at King’s, included Psychology amongst the top suggestions. It was also one of the top university course choices considered by recent King’s leavers.

Due to the analytical nature of the course, there will be a requirement for pupils to show strong proficiency in science and mathematics and as such, I would advise any pupils interested in pursuing Psychology as one of their A-Level subjects, to speak with Mrs Miles in the first instance.

We will be holding our annual Sixth Form Taster Afternoon for all Upper Fifth pupil’s on Thursday 21st January 2021, where pupils will be able to attend virtual A-Level taster sessions including an “Introduction to Psychology”.

If you have any questions about Psychology, or indeed any other Sixth Form subjects, please contact Mrs Miles.

Ben Charles
Principal of King's Rochester
 

UCAS' Advice on Psychology

"Psychology is one of the most popular subjects to study at degree level. Many degree courses are accredited and follow the professional body guidelines, set out by the British Psychological Society. This is important if you want to pursue a career as a practicing psychologist with chartered status. Courses can focus on scientific research and/or applied psychology. Many course providers will therefore offer research facilities for studying perception, developmental psychology, cognition, and behavioural neuroscience, as well as for the applied side, such as studying neurorehabilitation, education, and health.

Universities and colleges in the UK offer a wide range of courses, including in specialist areas such as: Applied psychology, Child psychology, Clinical psychology, Developmental psychology, Educational psychology, Experimental psychology, Forensic psychology, Social psychology, Sport psychology and Psychology"