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This course is for students who are interested in human behaviour and the methods that scientists use to investigate it.  This course is for you if you are naturally curious and would like to know why people do what they do.  This course will help you find answers to questions such as why do we obey those in authority if what they are asking us to do is wrong, what causes phobias or why do some people commit crime?  This course is also for those who are interested in science and enjoy analysing data.  

Key Stage 5 

What will I study?

In Year 12, you will study the following topics;

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

In Year 13, you will study the following topics;

  • Biopsychology
  • Approaches
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Relationships
  • Issues and debates
What skills will I develop?

Year 12 & Year 13

  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • develop your interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with psychology.
  • understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.
How will I be assessed?

Year 12:

In class assessments – end of topic tests

Year 13:

3 x external assessments – Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3, 2 hours each, making up 100% of the overall awarded grade for