New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
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Psychology

Head of Department: Mrs Rosie Owens

Overview

For most students, Psychology is a new subject. We therefore, start at the beginning and build on the basic ideas and theories in order to help students develop a good understanding of human behaviour.

Psychology Collage

The challenges in meeting the needs of students with a visual impairment include:

  • The visual nature of some topics
  • The need to understand and interpret graphs and tables
  • The need to read large amount of information to support the work in the classroom
  • Lack of the incidental learning which is acquired through sight

Examples of Adaptations for Visually Impaired Students

A number of adjustments are made to teaching to meet the needs of students with a visual impairment:

  • There is flexibility in the options which can be taught allowing a choice of topic areas that are more accessible to our students and which allow the students to engage more with the subject
  • Students will be involved in planning and conducting different psychological research tasks to help them grasp some of the more difficult methodological concepts involved in carrying out psychological research
  • Structured work on developing research skills using resource banks of large print, Braille and electronic materials
  • Use of tactile diagrams e.g. graphs and tables
  • Textbooks in large print, Braille and electronic versions are available

Courses

Exam courses from September 2016:

A Level:

Eduqas: Psychology