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01/03/24

Planning for the 2024 Kinetic Girls Tournament has begun 🥳⚽️🏆 https://t.co/mcDdtkhV2o#KineticAcademy pic.twitter.com/WuYbGdSJoj

28/02/24

An incredible experience at the tonight with some of our Most Able cohort watching Just For One Day - the story of Live Aid. We learnt a lot about the importance of collective action to fuel change! 👊👊🏽👊🏿#bromleyexperience pic.twitter.com/WYw9LwA5XG

28/02/24

Harris Girls Academy () hosted GAU today with Mike delivering two workshops on the dangers of hate and the power of forgiveness. Here is our Founder reflecting on a productive morning session. pic.twitter.com/ubXzIsy0Vn

28/02/24

Harris Girls Academy () hosted GAU today with Mike delivering two workshops on the dangers of hate and the power of forgiveness. Here is our Founder reflecting on a productive morning session. pic.twitter.com/ubXzIsy0Vn

28/02/24

Privileged to welcome to speak with our students today. He shared his powerful story. Educating about the rejection of hate, extremism, and violence and promoting the values of unity, tolerance, and understanding.#allcanwewill pic.twitter.com/XNj1hcoPPq

27/02/24

We welcomed Patricia Underwood, Lead Archivist for the borough of Lewisham to our library yesterday to reveal the mysteries held within local archives. She also shared invaluable career advice to our budding historians & archivists pic.twitter.com/ZPYss643hv

22/02/24

🌟 We are delighted to restart our ongoing collaboration with 🎓 with their sixth formers continue to support our students in the classroom! 📚💡 A big thank you for making a difference in our community! 🤝💖 pic.twitter.com/cPJXr7OkyR

22/02/24

Welcome to our Library of Curiosities at HGABR. From the tales of Brer Rabbit to Victorian science. It's all here! Mr Clarke and our dedicated team of school librarians are here to help you find your next book pic.twitter.com/bkkCz0Y0jp

22/02/24

Read your latest copy of the 1884 paper in the HGABR Library Now! In 1884 the world was black & white, but thankfully the weekly Girl's Own Paper was full of colourful articles on the science, anatomy, and the occasional piano forte! pic.twitter.com/1b3riuw7FM

21/02/24

🌟 We are delighted to restart our ongoing collaboration with 🎓 with their sixth formers continue to support our students in the classroom! 📚💡 A big thank you for making a difference in our community! 🤝💖 pic.twitter.com/cPJXr7OkyR

20/02/24

🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 Fri 22nd March is our annual Careers Fair! We are always looking for professionals to inspire our girls. If you would like to be involved and discuss your career with our students contact us on c.wright.org.uk or c.blackburn.org.uk pic.twitter.com/G1pKEfK6bh

20/02/24

HGABR is back and ready for a marvellous Spring 2! What better way to return to learning than an opportunity for our girls to hear from the amazing live via webinar from This talk was truly inspirational for our young writers! pic.twitter.com/K4lUDjLCm8

19/02/24

HGABR is back and ready for a marvellous Spring 2! What better way to return to learning than an opportunity for our girls to hear from the amazing speaking live via webinar from This talk was truly inspirational for our young writers pic.twitter.com/5rAQFUZ3ZV

12/02/24

Paris Trip 2024: We have arrived in London and our ETA back at HGABR is approximately 9pm

12/02/24

Sad to say au revoir to Paris. The group has now departed on the 18:12 Eurostar. Due to arrive into St Pancras at 19:30. Further updates provided when we have arrived in London pic.twitter.com/feriWTDPGI

12/02/24

Our final activity of Paris 2024 - a trip to the Musée du Louvre, battling the crowds to see the Grande Galerie and of course La Joconde (the Mona Lisa). A great way to sign off a truly fantastic trip pic.twitter.com/Ckbjkz3YzW

12/02/24

Let's embrace the traditions and culture that make this occasion so special!May the Year of the Dragon bring us all good fortune, health, and happiness.恭贺新禧!(Gōng hè xīn xǐ!) Happy New Year! pic.twitter.com/ImaIfN3K8b

12/02/24

Happy Chinese New Year from HGABR!All week we held a thrilling assembly to celebrate the arrival of the Year of Dragon! Students from Year 10 and Year 13 performed a dazzling Dragon Dance, sang Chinese blessings that speak of hope, and shared fun facts about Chinese New Year. pic.twitter.com/UijAKTFzAB

12/02/24

Competing with the Madrid weather as best as we can! A quick visit to see the outside of the Centre Pompidou with its unique architecture by Richard Rogers (who also designed Lloyd’s of London). pic.twitter.com/RXSbdg9rz1

12/02/24

Blue skies at the Royal Palace for our last day in Madrid ☀️#HarrisBromleyMFL pic.twitter.com/tBVvhwios9

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Psychology

We believe in the importance of psychology as an optional subject within our curriculum. It can make a powerful impact on students' lives by giving them insight and understanding of their own and others' mind and behaviour.

As a social science, it is also rich with both theory and empirical evidence, and we are keen to teach students that psychology is underpinned by the scientific method and that developing research skills is key to them becoming good psychologists.

It is also an applied subject, and our aim is to enable students to understand and evaluate how psychological theory is turned into treatment and practice in the real world.  

Our goal is to develop psychology students who are inquisitive, reflective and empathic in their approach to exploring two fundamental questions at the heart of psychology: what shapes human thought and behaviour? What are the real-world applications of this knowledge that can improve people’s lives?

While a number of our students choose to continue to study Psychology at degree level and pursue careers in psychology, this isn’t the only measure of our impact. Psychology should give students a set of tools and concepts, based on research, that allow all of our students who study the subject to think and reflect in new and different ways about their own behaviour and that of those around them.

The bigger goal is to encourage greater tolerance and acceptance of others, particularly those who are different to us. We also want to inspire students to apply their psychological insight in a wide range of occupations once they leave education; the skills and knowledge students develop in psychology have value across many work sectors including business, health care, education, law, social care and media.  

At A Level, Year 12 students study Paper 1 and Paper 2 topics including: Approaches in psychology, biopsychology, memory, attachment, psychopathology, and social influence. These are introductory topics that help students to develop a deeper understanding of how people think and behave. Research methods will also be taught throughout the year to build an understanding of how psychological research should be carried out.

Year 13 students study Paper 3 topics which are more complicated, including: gender, schizophrenia, aggression, and issues and debates in psychology. The curriculum has been coherently planned and sequenced so that students build on prior knowledge. AQA exam board has been chosen at A Level as it provides a comprehensive range of support and resources including past papers, mark schemes and examiners’ reports; all invaluable for both student and teacher within the subject.

Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.

A more detailed breakdown regarding subject content can be found on the exam board website using the following link:

Documents

Psychology Curriculum Plan 01st Sep 2023 Download