psychology smPsychology is a Key Stage 4 GCSE option. The course is completed over the two years of 10 and 11. It is an excellent introduction to psychology as a discipline. It combines a number of areas of study as detailed in the course content below. There is a key emphasis on themes such as the nature verses nurture debate that run throughout the course. There is also an exploration of ways in which to research the human condition using experiment or other methods and their limitations.
Psychology GCSE is for exploring minds. We may not have all of the answers, but asking the questions is the beginning.

Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:

Specific information about the Key Stage 4 curriculum and how it is assessed:
We follow the AQA board GCSE course. Assessment is via written exams at the end of the course. There are two exams covering unit 1 and unit 2. Exams constitute 50% of the course assessment each. Topics are as follows:


Unit 1:
Non Verbal Communication
Memory
Personality
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Research Methods


Unit 2:
Learning
Social influence
Sex and Gender
Aggression
Further Research Methods

Department slogan:

“The object of psychology is to give us a totally different idea of the things we know best”.


Staffing list and their emails addresses:

Mr R Ward
Mrs K Lappin

 

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