Welcome to the Psychology department
GCSE Psychology – AQA
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. If you are fascinated by people, and the way the mind works, this course will inspire you to question everything you experience. Psychology may satisfy your scientific and enquiring mind, leading you to apply your knowledge outside the classroom, in real life situations. In addition to learning about a wide range of engaging subjects, you will also develop your analytical, evaluative and independent research skills.
This course will assist you in understanding people’s behaviour; which means that what you learn will be useful in any profession.
This course is only offered to current Year 11 students.
Topics- Year 11
|Term 1||Term 2|
|Autumn||Paper 2: Social Influence
Language, Thought and Communication
|Paper 2: The Brain and Neuropsychology
Revision and Actions from Mock Exam
|Spring||Paper 2: Psychological Problems||Pre-public exams followed by bespoke revision sessions based on results.|
|Summer||Revision of both paper 1 and 2 and end of year exams.||Exams|
|Useful Websites||Google Classroom|
|Intervention||Year 11 – Friday, W37|
How parents can support
|Homework||Monitoring the completion of weekly homework tasks (published on Satchel: One and hard copy)|
|Revision Guide||CGP AQA GCSE Psychology Revision Guide|
|Exam Practice||CGP Revision Guides (above) for examples of answers.
Timed exam questions at home.
|Resources||Year plan details in class and at home programme.|
Careers that are particularly linked to the study of psychology are: counselling, forensic psychology, teaching, nursing, childcare and social work.