Level: Stage 2

Duration: Full Year

Pre requisite: None required

Additional Cost: None

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Who Is This Course For?

Students who are interested in understanding their behaviours and the behaviours of others. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.

No background knowledge is assumed. Good literacy and numeracy skills are highly desirable.

What Will I Learn?

You will:

  • Describe and explain the universality of human experience and individual and cultural diversity
  • Investigate the systematic study of behaviour, the processes that underlie it and the factors that influence it
  • Reflect on psychology studies to better understand yourself and your social world
  • Use the scientific method to investigate psychological concepts through the collection and analysis of data and report research using appropriate conventions and formats

Topics:

  • 1. Introduction to Psychology (Research Methods)
  • 2. Psychological Health & Wellbeing
  • 3. Psychology of the Individual (Personality)
  • 4. Organisational Psychology
  • 5. Social Influence
  • 6. Psychology of Learning

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning at Stage 2 through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment:

  • Skills and Application Tasks 40%
  • Investigation Folio 30%

External Assessment:

  • Examination 30% on topics 1, 5 & 6