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PSYCHOLOGY GCSE

This course is the study of the human mind and behaviour. We keep asking the question ‘why do people do the things they do?’ There is not a definite answer to this question as different psychologists have different points of view. This is why looking at evidence (from studies) is an important part of Psychology too.

COURSE CONTENT

There are six main topics;
Criminal Behaviour – are criminals born or made?
Development – how a child’s mind develops over time
Psychological Disorders – schizophrenia and depression
Social Influence – obedience, conformity, crowds, pro and anti-social behaviour
Memory – reasons for remembering and forgetting
Sleep and Dreaming – why we sleep and why we dream.
Within all of the topics, we study research methods and you’ll also carry out your own investigations as part of this. Neuropsychology (study of the brain) features in all of the topics too.

ASSESSMENT

Exam board: OCR
For this GCSE, there are two examination units – each worth 50% of the final grade.
Both exams are 1hr 30min long. They include multiple choice questions, source questions, a range of low and high mark questions, and one essay on each unit.

Click here to download the Parents Information Evening (new reporting system) letter.

Thursday 5th December 2019

Venue: Wigston Academy

Two sessions: 4.30pm and 6.30pm