KS4 Psychology

Psychology is an important subject because it enables us to make sense of the world around us and to consider reasons beyond our current thinking. This helps us to explain certain patterns of behaviour in ourselves and in others. The Psychology curriculum at Ark Boulton aims to develop a lifelong love of learning and a scientific curiosity. As a result of our curriculum, students are able to upskill their community as they develop a wider personal and social awareness which enables them to reflect on the actions and behaviours of themselves and that of others.

Our Curriculum

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 10 Memory Perception Developmental Research Methods Social Influence Language, Thought and Communication
Year 11 Brain and Neuropsychology Psychological Problems Revision Revision Revision  


Career Options

There are a range of careers that you can pursue with a qualitification in psychology:

  • Chartered Psychologist eg:

    · Clinical psychologist

    · Counselling psychologist

    · Educational psychologist

    · Forensic psychologist

    · Further education teacher

    · Health psychologist

    · High intensity therapist

    · Occupational psychologist

    · Psychological wellbeing practitioner

    · Sport and exercise psychologist


Jobs where Psychology would be useful include:

  • Advice worker
  • Border Force officer
  • Careers adviser
  • Chaplain
  • Counsellor
  • Detective
  • Education consultant
  • Human resources officer
  • Life coach
  • Market researcher
  • Mediator
  • Neuroscientist
  • Play therapist
  • Policy officer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
  • Teacher
  • Youth worker

Examples of Mastery