Psychology GCSE

Your brain is the most complex device in existence and having knowledge of its function is important in determining human behaviour within society.
To study psychology you need a keen interest in uncovering how the human mind works and the ways in which this will influence human behaviour within society. Studying psychology will help you understand language acquisition; why some people suffer from mental health disorders and others do not; obedience and conformity within society; the structure and function of neurons in determining differences in humans and an ability to design, plan and undertake research with statistical analysis.

Examination Board & Specification: GCSE AQA Psychology 8182

Assessment method: 100% examination.
Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing/essays to assess knowledge, understanding, application and evaluation skills

Overview of Course
Year 10 and 11

Paper 1 Paper 3
Autumn
Year 1
Introduction of GCSE Psychology Memory Development
Spring
Year 1
Perception Research methods
Summer
Year 1
Perception Research methods Language, thought and communication Social Influence
Autumn
Year 2
Brain and neuropsychology Psychological problems
Spring
Year 2
Brain and neuropsychology Psychological problems
Summer
Year 2
Revision and Exams – all papers