The Psychology Department is a highly successful department within the St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form. Grades are consistently above that of the national average, as well as when compared with similar centres.


Mr B Paynton – Head of Department
Mrs D Parapia
Miss L Wrigglesworth

We follow the AQA Specification A.  Further information is available here.

Student contact time is nine hours per fortnight, with each group having two teachers. Most of the lessons are held in three dedicated classrooms where resources are plentiful and available to students who wish to use them.

Psychology staff are fully accessible to students outside of lesson times and students are encouraged to ask any member of the department for help if their own teacher is not available.

The department has a strong commitment to continually improving the quality of teaching and learning. We prepare in-house teaching materials, and share materials and good practice. Within the department there is a huge bank of resources covering a range of media; these are all available for students who are keen to support their studies with extra reading/viewing.