Peter Johnstone, Head of Psychology


Wolverhampton Grammar School
Compton Road
West Midlands

01902 421326

  • BA (Hons) – University of Hull 1990
  • PGCE – Bedford College 1993
  • AQA A level Psychology examiner
  • Member BPS

Delivering/directing A level Psychology in the sixth form

Neuroscience, neurology, evolutionary explanations of human behaviour. Philosophy, particularly the legacy of AJ Ayer and Bertrand Russell. Teach a form of P4C to WGJS students

Language and the neurological mechanisms that underpin it, including and encompassing deficits such as aphasias, particularly the intriguing link to schizophrenia, a disorder that remains elusive in terms of its aetiology

Referee school football at all levels. Tuesday tabletennis club.

Enjoy being involved in D of E expeditions and training weekends

Oversee the STEM students electric car project and oversee safety and technical aspects of its constant evolution, as tested at annual race events at Rockingham racetrack

Peter Began teaching in Edmonton, North London. Moved to Head of Department in Woodford Green, Essex. Moved with young family to Welshpool, taught in Leominster, Shrewsbury sixth form college and Llanidloes, Powys before moving to WGS in 2000

“Leaving every school you think you will miss the staff the most and that, over time, tends not to be the case. I have been at WGS for almost two decades precisely because many colleagues have become warm friends. They are unswervingly intelligent, good company and have been demonstrably kind on many occasions. That stability underpins every student’s limitless opportunity here, should they wish to take it.”

Just restored a ’71 MGBGT from top to bottom, over an embarrassingly-long time frame (for sale!). Ride a Triumph ST 1050 motorbike. Married to a French national (for sale!) and enjoy all things French

One of the for sale items is not

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