Psychology has recently been introduced at Loretto and is offered in sixth form as an ‘AS’ or ‘A’ level. The subject is proving popular and pupils enjoy both the diverse and interesting range of topics as well as taking part in class experiments, and planning and carrying out their own research.
Psychology is viewed and taught as a Science at Loretto. The pupils study the AQA syllabus and have one specialist teacher who is extremely passionate about the subject area. Everyone should be given the opportunity to study psychology at some point in their lives, helping them to understand themselves and others better, encouraging people to follow their own dreams and achieve their potential.
In addition to excellent classroom teaching, the department also run a number of enrichment activities:
Attend the Science and Pseudoscience conference
Day trip to University of Edinburgh’s Psychological research facility
Day trip to the Camera Obscura