GCSE Psychology

Introduction

This engaging and effective qualification introduces students to the fundamentals of psychology, developing critical analysis, independent thinking and research skills.

 

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas, processes, procedures and theories, these topics cover a variety of fields within Psychology. Topics covered include: different explanations of how memory works and why we forget, how illusions work and why people follow orders.

 

This specification has been designed so that candidates will acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of psychological thoughts and methods, together with the application of a range of skills.

 

High achieving students are introduced to a range of challenging concepts beyond the confines of the specification to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills and to give them an insight in to Psychology at a broader level, including is eyewitness testimony reliable?

How is the course assessed?

Students follow a linear course over 2 years with 2 written papers, both units are worth 50%.

 

Unit 1 (50%)

  • Research Methods
  • Development
  • Memory
  • Perception

Unit 2 (50%)

  • Social Influence
  • Brain and Neuroscience
  • Psychological Problems
  • Language, thought and communication

Equipment

Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Highlighter, Calculator. Students also have access to an online textbook and a variety of different online resources to support their learning.

Homework and learning outside of the classroom

Homework includes a range of different activities, including past papers, revision clocks, and research.

KS5 Psychology

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West Yorkshire LS17 7AG
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