Psychology gives girls in the sixth form a deeper understanding of themselves and the people around them as it is ‘the study of behaviour and mental processes’. The topics in A level Psychology draw on the range of human experience from violence and aggression to love and friendship. A wide variety of scientific methods are used to find explanations for human behaviour in our everyday lives. Throughout the course, theory is considered against experimental evidence. Emphasis is placed on ‘real world’ applications of psychological theory and research, particularly in the Upper Six year.