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Psychology

Our Psychology GCSE is made up of 2 components over the two years. In the first component, we research Criminal Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychological problems; in the second component, we look into Social Influence, Memory, Sleep and dreaming.

Through these topics, we delve into the many facets of Psychology, developing an understanding of human behaviour from cognitive perspectives (understanding thought and mental processes), social perspectives (the impact of society and the environment on human behaviour) and biological perspectives (considering brain structure and genetics).

We also focus heavily on research methods uses by Psychologists, critically assessing the science that underpins research into human behaviour.

Psychology is a subject which complements most other GCSE choices and which can lead to professions in a broad variety of sectors, from education and sport, to forensics and health.

This subject is for you if:

You are interested in learning about human behaviour and the principles that underpin it – and have an inquisitive mind that will question the scientific nature of human research.

Assessment: 100% exam (2 exams both worth 50% each)

Exam Board: OCR