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Brampton Manor Academy

Brampton Manor Academy

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Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE

Psychology

Examination Board: AQA

Why should I study this subject?

In addition to helping students acquire subject knowledge, GCSE Psychology:

  • provides a sound understanding of the methods and approaches in psychology at an introductory level
  • illustrates these methods and approaches through various topic areas representing the core areas of social, cognitive, developmental, biological and individual differences
  • develops investigation and report writing skills
  • develops analytical and critical thinking skills
  • encourages an appreciation of 'how science works' 
  • provides a strong basis for progression to the A level Psychology course

What will you study in this subject?

The GCSE Psychology course is divided into two units.

Unit 1: Making Sense of Other People - the topics studied in this unit include:

  • Memory
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Development of personality
  • Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
  • Research methods

The unit is examined by a written examination (1hr 30 minutes) and accounts for 50% of the GCSE Grade.

Unit 2: Understanding Other People - the topics studied in this unit include:

  • Learning (classical and operant conditioning)
  • Social influence 
  • Sex and gender
  • Aggression
  • Research methods

The unit is examined by a written examination (1hr 30 minutes) and accounts for 50% of the GCSE Grade.

What qualification will I get?

  • GCSE Psychology

 

For additional information, please contact:  Mr S. Rangari