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Sixth Formers receive boost as Psychology added to A-level options

Sixth Formers receive boost as Psychology added to A-level options

Sixth Form pupils at Rydal Penrhos are set benefit from an exciting new addition to the curriculum.

The school has announced that Psychology will now be offered at A-level, and the latest change has seen a host of pupils choose the recently added subject as part of their studies for the upcoming academic year.

Psychology looks at questions in the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a science with cutting edge research that has real world applications to issues in everyday life, ranging from things like artificial intelligence to social change

If you study psychology you’ll be able to hone your analytical and organisational skills and learn about scientific research methods, including collecting and working with data.

Learning about human behaviour can also help to build your communication skills and improve your teamwork and leadership skills.

Psychology is useful for any job that requires lots of interaction or an understanding of human behaviour and development.

People with skills in psychology are sought after in business, management, teaching, research, social work and careers in medicine and healthcare.

Rydal Penrhos will also be moving German to Spanish from September, with Year 8 pupils being offered two lessons per week as part of the move.

Those wishing to study German can still do so, with department head Susan Livingstone confirming that enrichment sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30-5.10pm will take place.

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