Examining Board: AQA
This course builds on young people’s understanding of other people and themselves, in particular the answers to the following questions which they will face across their academic studies. Why do we forget certain information? Why can my friend remember more than I can? Why does my teacher always look me in the eye when talking to me? Why are people treated differently? Why do I get more moody than my friends?
Topics 6 to 10 are optional; students must study two of them. Topic 11 is compulsory.
There is no coursework for GCSE Psychology hence the exams are worth 100% of your total GCSE grade.
Paper 1 (55%): written exam 1 hour 45 minutes
Paper 2 (45%): written exam 1 hour 20 minutes
A Level Psychology is also offered at Bentley Wood High School. Careers pursued by students of Psychology are varied and include such things as:
The following studies will be discussed in detail throughout the psychology course: