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04/03/21

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Have you been looking for a job through LinkedIn? Our top tip today will help you with your search. You could also get in touch with one of our careers advisers for personalised support https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/xigh3jXBb6

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03/03/21

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Our top tip today will help you to prepare for a job interview. If you'd like personalised advice from a professional careers adviser then get in touch https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/7p7ZdAuSw3

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02/03/21

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Todays top tip will help you know what to do once you've completed your CV. If you'd like to discuss this or anything else career related with a professional careers adviser then get in touch! https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/MQPaSKibFp

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01/03/21

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Today's top tip will help you to create or improve your CV. If you'd like to discuss your CV with a professional careers adviser then get in touch! https://t.co/3cTMFTfRVt https://t.co/7BN4ir4lt5

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01/03/21

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National Careers Week 2021 starts today. The Virtual Careers Fair, along with all our existing resources are available now. There are plenty providers to have a look at for inspiration, and activities for each specific sponsored day. https://t.co/F6LD8bjeXo https://t.co/QXv5yQn3BW

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01/03/21

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*** 𝙊𝙋𝙀𝙉 *** The 𝙑𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 is open 𝘕𝘖𝘞! https://t.co/ZOZn9OEkTQ 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲. https://t.co/iT2TXOLncN

12/02/21

Do please take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - our staff and students are very much staying engaged during remote learning! https://t.co/SkSj6Y4eKQ

11/02/21

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Absolutely brilliant thread here 👇 https://t.co/vMpa1KGzJY

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11/02/21

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𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗞 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠 2021👇 🗓 𝟭𝘀𝘁 - 𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭. https://t.co/h9jXsAFQUI

08/02/21

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A wide ranging variety of opportunities available at GLF Schools, check out our job site and come and join an amazing family of schools 😊   https://t.co/3GTzx38695

05/02/21

To take a look at the Glyn School Newsletter dated Friday 5 February 2021: https://t.co/MWxCZh3YwL

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03/02/21

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03/02/21

The countdown is on for and we're here to help!: https://t.co/GWAKh00FQa

03/02/21

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Just as Greta Thunberg showed that you're never too young to make a difference, Captain Tom showed that you're never too old either. He will live on as an example to us all.

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03/02/21

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22/01/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter - our staff and students are keeping very busy! https://t.co/bax6XyTd9H

21/01/21

Update to technical issues during Year 10 Parents' and Carers' remote meetings - SchoolCloud tell us that they have now resolved the issue. If the problem should return, please refresh your browser.

21/01/21

Technical Issues - Year 10 Remote Parents' and Carers' Evening. Please accept our apologies for the disruption to these meetings. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser until the issue has been rectified by SchoolCloud.

18/01/21

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JmNppdGPWD

21/12/20

For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. https://t.co/yyQm70aWhR . Stay Safe and Stay Well

Students are self-driven and curious to explore how psychology helps us understand behaviour

Head of Psychology, Ms P Piper, p.piper@glynschool.org

Why study this subject?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour, the Brain and the Mind. Psychologists observe human behaviour, create theories to explain the behaviour, and then carry out research to test these theories. Psychology is a challenging subject, requiring commitment and hard work. Ultimately though, the hard work is rewarded with a deeper understanding of people and society, and perhaps even yourself.

Is it right for me?

Psychology gives you a mental toolkit for analysing and interpreting information and builds empathy and understanding, supporting your ability to express yourself clearly and logically.

Psychology lessons vary, but tend to be made up of discussions, reading, investigating sources, debates and presentations. It is a broad subject, with many different areas and a number of different approaches towards explaining behaviour. Not all psychologists agree with each other.

 

Year 9 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 -  Developmental Psychology

Mindset, learning, practice and effort  

Dweck’s mindset theory and Willinghams learning theory.

 Are skills with us from birth (nature) or do they change because of our experiences (nurture).

This is an engaging first topic for Year 9 Psychologists as it is directly relevant to them as learners of new subjects and skills.

 

Half Term 2 -  How memory works

How does memory work? 

What is the key to enhancing your long term memory and how would a psychologist suggest you revise?  Why do we forget?  

This topic introduces the cognitive approach of psychology and the reductionism versus holism debate, showing students that psychologists take many different perspectives to understanding behaviour.

 

Half Term 3 - Neuropsychology and the brain

How do our brains influence our behaviour?

What is the role of the brain and the central nervous system?  How does brain damage impact on behaviour?

This topic has been chosen so that by the end of Year 9 students have a strong understanding of three different approaches to understanding behaviour: Developmental, Cognitive and Biological.

 

Half Term 4 - Research Methods

Students develop a toolkit of research methods.

The topic has been chosen because it will prepare students for designing their own research project during the next half term and to give them insight into how Psychologist’s discover new things about behaviour.

 

Half Term 5 - Research Methods: project

Students have an opportunity to showcase an area of personal interest by planning and conducting an extended research project.  

This has been chosen to give students an opportunity to pursue an area of personal interest and to experience what it would be like to be a research psychologist.

 

Half Term 6 - Social Psychology: Bystander behaviour

Why do people sometimes not help in emergency situations?

Students research the case study of Kitty Genovese, and analyse bystander behaviour.

 

 

Year 10 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Memory and eyewitness testimony

Students learn about why our memories may not always be accurate and link this to eyewitness behaviour in the courtroom.

This follows on from student learning in Year 9 about how our memory works, but this time focussing on problems associated with memory.

 

Half Term 2 - Neuropsychology: gender differences

Is it true that men and women have different brains?

This follows on from student learning in Year 9 about areas of the brains, but this time focuses on how our brains might be different.

 

Half Term 3 - Social Psychology: obedience, conformity and bystander behaviour

What causes someone to ‘act out of character’ - is it the social situation they are in?

For example, why did so many people obey the immoral instructions from Hitler in WWII? And why did some people resist?

Is it true that teenagers feel more ‘peer pressure’ than adults?

 

Half Term 4 - Research Methods: investigations and handling data

Psychologists collect data and makes sure that their claims are backed up by scientific evidence. 

Year 10 students will develop a critical understanding about how Psychologists plan their research and why they might choose different research methods.

 

Half Term 5 - Criminal Psychology: what makes someone a criminal?

Are criminals born or made? 

Students use their understanding of genetics, brain areas and learning theories to explain why someone might become a criminal.

What influences our personality and is there such a thing as a ‘criminal personality type’.

 

Half Term 6 - Criminal Psychology: punishment and rehabilitation 

What is the best way to punish criminal behaviour? Can we prevent criminal behaviour?

Students develop an understanding of behaviourist learning theories and cognitive behaviour therapy and explain how these might be used to punish and rehabilitate criminals.

Year 11 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Developmental: stages of development

Do all children go through the same stages of development?

What skills do 12 year olds have that 4 year olds dont have and how does this influence the types of activities that help them learn?

What are morals and do we have the same set of morals throughout our lives? How does this change with age?

 

Half Term 2 - Psychological problems: depression

What is depression and why might someone develop it?

How can we support someone with depression?

How can we treat depression?

Students use their understanding of genetics, brain areas and nurture to explore explanations and treatments for depression.

 

Half Term 3 - Psychological problems: addiction

What is addiction and why might someone develop it?

How can we support someone with addiction?

How can we treat addiction?

Students use their understanding of genetics, brain areas and nurture to explore explanations and treatments for addiction.

 

Half Term 4 - Sleep and Dreaming

Why do we feel sleepy in the evening?

What happens to our brain  while we are asleep and why is it important we sleep at least 8 hours a night?

Students develop and understanding of Freud’s ‘dream work’ theory and discuss whether or not dreams have meaning. Could dream analysis be used as therapy or is this not scientific enough to be valid?

 

Half Term 5 - Revision