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I grew up in the midlands and took A-levels in Psychology, Human Biology and ICT. When I finished my university degree I decided to take a gap year in China - little did I know this would turn into a ten-year stint! I began my teaching career by teaching English as a Foreign Language to Chinese students. I then jumped at the chance to open psychology as a brand new subject at one of the leading A-level schools in Shanghai.
I thrived on the pressure of building up a brand new department from scratch and enjoyed watching it go from strength to strength, resulting in 80% of psychology students achieving A/A* at A level (well above the global average of 16%).
I later took on the role of Head of the entire Humanities department, overseeing history, geography and psychology. Within this role, I particularly enjoyed training new psychology teachers to ensure their understanding and delivery of the syllabus.
But my real passion was in guiding students through their A level psychology exams; for my final two years at the school, one of my students achieved the highest overall A-level psychology score in the whole of China for Cambridge International Examinations exam board.
- A level psychology (CIE/ AQA/ OCR/ Edexcel)
- GCSE psychology
My love for psychology began when I first started studying it for my own A-levels. The subject just seemed to click with me and I got scores of 100/100 for the AS examinations taken at the end of year 12. I went on to study psychology at university, specializing in Social Psychology.
I have now taught psychology for 8 years, including launching and teaching A-level psychology at one of the best A-level schools in Shanghai. For two years in a row, one of my students achieved the highest overall A-level psychology score in the whole of China for the CIE exam board.
I am currently teaching A-level psychology for the AQA exam board and also IB psychology at both standard and higher level.
MA Education [University of Nottingham]
PGCEi [University of Nottingham]
BSc Psychology [Loughborough University]
A-levels: Psychology [A] ICT [A] Human Biology [B]