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


Support available 
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.


Career opportunities 

Careers that are particularly linked to the study of psychology are: counselling, forensic psychology, teaching, nursing, childcare and social work. 

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