Psychology is a subject that explores the workings of the human mind and the reasoning behind human behaviour.

We look at the structure and function of the human brain as well as the science behind concepts like attraction, prejudice and discrimination.

We learn about the nature of research including ethical considerations and use a range of resources to find out about experiments and studies. Psychology can be studied at GCSE level.


At Key Stage 4, we follow the WJEC GCSE Psychology syllabus.


“I’m so pleased that Psychology is a GCSE option at Castle School. Psychology is a fascinating subject filled with information about how the mind works. It really leaves you thinking”

Matt – Year 11

“Psychology is an interesting subject and I really enjoy it. I have enjoyed the way it is delivered so much that I want to carry on learning about this after I leave school”

Harriet – Year 11