The sciences are amongst the most popular and successful subjects at Reigate Grammar School.
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It combines a variety of skills (description, application and evaluation) all of which combine to teach students to consider a wide variety of behaviours and critically evaluate these. Studying Psychology opens a wealth of opportunities at university and in the wider world.
Students will learn to plan, conduct and evaluate psychological research and experiments. In addition, students will explore areas such as early child development, social psychology, forensic psychology and memory and forgetting.
Students are strongly encouraged to engage in wider reading to stretch their understanding. They will also have the opportunity of listening to key speakers in the subject to further their interest. Extra-curricular opportunities include lectures at Royal Holloway University, guest speakers in Biopsychology and the opportunity to consider the effectiveness of the prison system in rehabilitating offenders.
A weekly Psychology society meeting enhances the curriculum and offers students the opportunity to discuss current topics in Psychology