Psychology follows the AQA syllabus which is designed to develop students’ understanding of different approaches in Psychology. Through the study of psychological theories, concepts and research, they develop an understanding of the principles underlying the subject.

During the course students also develop the ability to identify ethical issues, apply Psychology to cultural, social and contemporary situations and use a range of research methods to investigate psychological behaviours and concepts. The topics covered in the first year include Attachment, Memory, Psychopathology and Social influence while in the second year, students study Gender Development, Forensic Psychology and Schizophrenia.

Head of Department

Heather Miller

Heather MillerHeather joined Benenden in November 2012 as a Visiting Tutor in the Academic Support Department before taking up the position of Head of Academic Support, Head of Psychology and SENCo in 2015. Previously Heather was Head of Psychology and Head of a Day Boarding House at The Licensed Victuallers’ School in Ascot.

Heather lives on site with her husband, Steve Miller and their two children and is a Tutor with Beeches House.