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Psychology

  • Jim Hartland

    Jim Hartland

    Assistant Head of Secondary - Pastoral, Psychology Teacher

    Jim Hartland

    I have been teaching in China for over 15 years at various different levels, from kindergarten, through middle school to university and business level English.  I joined BSB in 2008 and spent my first two years teaching English as an Additional Language – a course designed to help those students with weaker English to improve and access the curriculum. From this, I moved into mainstream English before setting up and running our Psychology department which is now well established.

    I completed my Honours degree in Psychology and English at Worcester University and went on to take my PGCE here in Beijing. I completed my MA in Psychology last year after conducting my research project on examining the effects of culture on risky behaviour. I continue to develop my psychological knowledge through the development of our GCSE and IB programmes and I am an examiner for both programmes.

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  • Dean Bates

    Dean Bates

    Psychology Teacher, Science Teacher

    Dean Bates

    I completed my BSc in Psychology in 1996, and then went on to complete my PGCE at Greenwich University in 1999. I started teaching in a sixth form college and became the Head of one of the largest A’ level Psychology departments in the UK with just under 500 students enrolled on the course. In that time I mentored trainee teachers, liaised with exam boards, became a ‘super mentor’ to other heads of department, and led a very succesful team to achieve consistent outstanding results.

    I eventually left this role as I was seeking new challenges. As a result, I  went to work in an international school in Kazakhstan. In this role I taught both Psychology and Science. When I left the school, both departments were the highest performing subjects in the school. For the last year I have been working in a British boarding school in which I was the Head of Psychology and the Extended Project Qualification.

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