Psychology

Year 11 Only
Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 4180

Level of qualification: GCSE

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Research and analysis skills

  • Essay Writing skills

What will students learn about?

  • Unit 1 making sense of other people:

Memory
Non-verbal communication
Development of personality
Stereotyping, discrimination, prejudice
Research Methods, Methods of investigation, Methods of control Ethical considerations

  • Unit 2 Understanding other people Learning

Social influence
Sex and gender
Aggression
Research Methods, Methods of investigation, Methods of control Ethical considerations

How will students’ learning be assessed?

Students will sit two written exams. Both papers are 1hr 30 minutes long. Each paper is worth 50% of the overall grade.

What grades can students access?

Grades A*-G

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

  • A-Level Psychology

  • A-Level Sociology 

For further information please contact:

Mr. L. Bradbury Assistant Head bradburyl@burntmill.essex.sch.uk