Psychology

Introduction

Psychology is part of a wider Social Science department, together with sociology. The two specialist psychology teachers are part of a diverse but integrally linked department with a wide range of expertise and experience in our different subject areas.

Teaching & Learning

The department uses a range of teaching and learning techniques, centred on creating students who are independent learners and critical thinkers. We are always looking for new ways to engage pupils and create opportunities for our students to apply what they learn to wider real-world scenarios.

Facilities

We are a well-resourced department with a fully equipped dedicated teaching room.

Enrichment

Drop-in support and revision sessions are offered to students throughout the year. In addition we are developing links with local universities and offer visits and trips to conferences when relevant to the content taught.

Curriculum

Revision

The course information below is only an outline of course content / learning objectives and should NOT be used as a guide to the topics for revision purposes.  Detailed guidance for revision for this subject can be found as follows:

  • A level / Level 3 courses will be assessed using the topic content of Years 12 & 13 –  please click here for detailed revision advice
Year Course & Topics covered Level Contact for more detail
12

AQA GCE Psychology

Paper 1 (50% of AS Level & Year 1 GCE A Level)

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment

Each topic is assessed through and mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

Paper 2 (50% of AS Level & Year 1 GCE A Level)

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Methods

Each topic is assessed through and mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCE AS Level & Year 1 GCE A Level Mrs L Turner lturner@heathfieldcc.co.uk
13

AQA GCE Psychology

Paper 1: introductory topics in psychology

  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology

Paper 2: psychology in context

  • Approaches in psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods

Paper 3: issues and options in psychology

  • Issues and debates in psychology
  • Gender
  • Stress
  • Aggression

 

Each topic is assessed through and mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

The specifications for this course can be found by clicking here.

GCE A Level Year 2 Mrs L Turner lturner@heathfieldcc.co.uk