Y8 Parents Evening

DATE CHANGE: Please note that the date for the Y8 Parents’ Evening has been moved from from Wednesday 13th February to Thursday 7th March 16:00 - 19:00.

Change to Autumn half term holiday 2019

From next academic (starting September 2019) APA will move to a two week October half term holiday.  Please be assured there will be no loss to teaching time as we would return to school straight after the August bank holiday and break up one day later for Christmas. To view the new dates please click here



 Teaching of British Values through Psychology

We promote British values through advocating and teaching acceptance of all individuals regardless of their differences. We explore and promote the importance of equal rights for men and women and individuals suffering with mental health issues.  We seek to understand the differences within and between cultures and demonstrate an acceptance of the beliefs and cultural norms in our multi-cultural society.

A Level Psychology

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It explores the motivations we have for our emotional responses, social interactions and everyday behaviours. Students considering studying psychology, social sciences or research based degrees at University should consider taking Psychology at A Level. Psychology will help you to enhance your skills in research, comparison, analysis and evaluation, whilst learning about the theories that underpin our everyday behaviours and motivations.

In Year 12 psychology students learn about the origins of psychology and how psychology became a science. In addition students learn about the different approaches psychologists take when studying human behaviour and the associated research methods. Students then go on to apply these ideas to psychopathology, memory, attachment and social influence.

Year 13 psychology builds upon the skills learnt in Year 12. Students discuss the issues, debates and approaches associated with psychological science. Students then go on to explore further topics in detail, including aggression, gender and schizophrenia.