What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. It is made up of many different topics. Perhaps a more helpful way of revealing the nature of psychology is to list some of the questions Psychologists have tried to answer: – Why do we forget? – What causes psychological problems such as phobias or schizophrenia? – What makes people follow orders of destructive authority figures like Adolf Hitler? – How does the brain make sense of information from the eye? – What are the developmental milestones of childhood?
Why study Psychology?
Psychology is playing an increasing role in many aspects of life & work. Careers involving Psychology are varied & include advertising, personnel management, teaching/training, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, criminology, counselling, to name but a few. Or, if you are simply interested in understanding aspects of human behaviour, then this subject may be of interest to you.
What will I learn about in psychology?
GCSE Psychology is taught over 2 units, one in Y9 & Y10 and the other in Y11.
What will you study?
You will study Research Methods, Data Analysis and Ethics in all three years.
What are some of the skills I will gain?
What skills will I need?
How am I assessed?
Each exam is made up of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions. There is no coursework with this course.