Psychology

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Intent

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It will enable you to learn more about why a person behaves the way that they do. It is a very rewarding subject and will provide a deeper understanding of people and society, and perhaps even yourself!

Psychology is a popular subject, which incorporates a range of valuable skills, including critical analysis, independent thinking and research. These skills are very relevant and are transferable to both higher education and the workplace.

 

Implementation

At Beauchamps High School we teach both GCSE Psychology and A level Psychology.

KS4 (Year 10 and 11) – GCSE Psychology

Examination Board: AQA Syllabus Number 8182.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/gcse/psychology-8182

The qualification is linear. The students will sit their exams at the end of the 2-year course. There are 2 units.

 

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Students undertake independent learning activities, regular homework and feedback as well as formal assessments on the different units for tracking and monitoring progress.

KS5 (Year 12 and 13) – A level Psychology

Examination Board: AQA Syllabus Number 7182.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology/as-and-a-level

The qualification is linear. The students will sit their exams at the end of the 2-year course. There are 3 units.

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Students undertake independent learning activities, regular homework and feedback as well as formal assessments on the different units for tracking and monitoring progress.

Impact

Psychology develops a broad understanding of human behaviour, as well as the skills to understanding and interpreting research findings. Psychology develops a range of skills, including critical thinking and the ability to understand and solve problems related to human behaviour and mental processes. It teaches a flexibility of thought and a respect for other cultural values.

Psychology can lead to many different occupations, particularly those that involve interacting with others. It prepares students for employment in a variety of areas, including mental health, human resources, education, research and law enforcement.