Timothy Jones on citizenship with added psychology.
AS a student in Year 12 I have only studied psychology for eight months. It became an AS- or A-level option at my school (the Howard of Effingham) relatively recently, and has become the most popular choice available. But I think there is a strong case for psychology for all, not just those attending the sixth form. I appreciate it is hard to slot yet another subject into the busy day, so why not include a psychological element in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) classes currently used for citizenship and sex education? Basic elements of psychology in the fortnightly lessons (compulsory from Year 7) would, I believe, benefit students of all ages. Why do I think this?
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