Year 12 Psychology Trip

Year 12 students compete in National Psychology Competition at Royal Holloway

On the 28th of June, a group of Year 12 students participated in the National Psychology Competition at Royal Holloway University. 

The Year 12 students had been working hard over the last month to prepare a video and poster presentation to answer this year’s theme: ‘How can psychology be used to understand the misinformation epidemic?’ 

They competed against 30 other schools from around the country. Part of the competition involved the students answering hard hitting questions from lecturers and professors in psychology about their research and research process. Our students were able to present their research fluently and confidently in front of the expert judges. 

Holly, Year 12,  commented: “The experience was really educational and it helped reinforce my desire to study psychology at university”. 

Impressively, Martina, another Year 12 student who attended the trip, described how she had to read many academic journal articles to support her research, which stretched her past her A-level studies.

At Ruislip High School, students are pushed to engage with their academic studies outside of the classroom. Participating in this national competition is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop soft skills, such as communication and teamwork. 

Ms Kwan, who led the trip, told us: “We are really proud of our students for the hard work they have put in and we are sure that this will be a great experience to reflect on in their personal statements for university.”