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Sixth Form Psychology Residential

On Sunday 15 April, a group of sixth form students studying A level psychology set out on a 2-night residential trip to London. Accompanied by Ms Mughal, Co-Curriculum Leader of Social Science, Mr Tiffin, Teacher of Criminology, Ms Fisher, Progress and Welfare Officer for Sixth Form, and Psychology ITT student, Ella Stanway, the group met early to catch the train bound for our nation’s great capital.

The team had put together an action packed agenda designed to help them understand how their studies can be applied to the real world. It included visits to the Imperial War museum to see the Holocaust exhibition, the Clink Museum (Britain oldest prison), The Freud Museum and The Institute of Psychoanalysis. They also took a trip to London Zoo where they took part in a phobia workshop which saw some students overcome their fears; after being hypnotised they held a tarantula!

A special mention goes to Mr Tiffin, our resident southerner, who managed to get the group lost on the underground!

It wasn’t all work though, the group had the opportunity to explore the city, indulging in some retail therapy and visits to famous landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.

Student testimonials:

‘The London trip helped me to progress within Psychology and gave a greater understanding of how the subject can be applied to everyday life.’ - Reece Williams Year 13

‘It was a great opportunity to converse with other year groups and learn more about psychoanalytical processes.’ - George Fothergill-Pounder Year 12

‘Visiting the institute of psychoanalysis was really interesting as it gave an insight into different therapies that could be applied.’ - Rheema Batual Year 12

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