Ethos of the Department

The Psychology Department aims to provide a lively and supportive environment so that girls can effectively learn new and challenging information about topics such as memory, childhood attachments, stress and social psychology. Discussion and debate are encouraged in order to complement teacher-led sessions so that girls might develop important skills for university.

The specification (AQA) has been chosen in order that students of all levels of ability can achieve an understanding of Psychology, which reflects their ambitions and career aims. With a Psychology A-Level, girls can pursue careers from childcare to human resources or medicine. It is intended that Psychology students at WGHS/QEGS will leave with an enduring interest in Psychology and an understanding of how its principles can be applied in the real world.

Teaching Staff

Mrs K Edge (Head of Department)

Key Facts

  • A small, supportive Department
  • Joint teaching with QEGS at A level
  • Psychology provides an opportunity to study a new and interesting subject
  • Opportunities for debate and discussion
  • An annual visit to see Derren Brown in performance