Psychology

Curriculum Leader: Ms Nneka Lawson

n.maduka@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Psychology teachers 

A-Level 

Nneka Lawson

n.maduka@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Jubeda Begum

j.begum@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

BTEC

Nasrina Khan 

n.khan@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Jubeda Begum 

j.begum@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Our Psychology curriculum provides students with an understanding of the human cultures and their interactions with each other. It develops environmentally aware global citizens that are empowered to solve problems in this beautifully complex world. 

The curriculum allows students to develop a deep knowledge of themselves and diverse cultures. It encourages curiosity of people ensures students are empowered to ask theoretical questions about why we do the things we do. Students will learn to appreciate each other and our differences and develop an understanding of how humans think and interact with each other.  

Through our Psychology curriculum, students will learn to confidently use a range of scientific data to investigate behaviour and develop their critical thinking skills, numeracy, and literacy. They will expand their psychological vocabulary and use it to communicate psychological ideas through discussion, debate, and writing.  Students will develop the skills to identify and challenge bias when thinking about critically different perspectives and to develop understanding of the big ideas in Psychology and how they interconnect. 

We develop High Performance Learners by teaching students how to be enquiring psychologists with a concern for society and who can make connections across their learning and think critically and logically about psychological issues. We will develop global citizens that are motivated to investigate issues affecting a diverse range of people now and in the future and who are empowered to solve problems the world may face. 

Curriculum and Assessment Information for Parents and Carers

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Progression

Psychology students have successfully progressed onto a range of university degrees including Law, Sociology, History, Social Sciences, Criminology, Media, Business, Education, Nursing, Health Studies and then gone on to take careers in related areas.