Psychology

GCSE Psychology

GCSE Psychology offers students the chance to study 10 different behaviours such as phobias, memory, criminal behaviour and obedience. Content is modern, relevant and accessible, providing excellent progression to our A Level Psychology.

Future Prospects

Qualifications in Psychology can be a stepping stone to a career in Psychology, such as Educational, Clinical or Sports Psychology or can be beneficial for any career that involves an understanding of others such as Health professions, Law Enforcement, Advertising or Education.

What will I be studying?

The course enables the development of thinking, analysis and evaluation skills, and involves applying psychological theories and research to everyday life.

With a clear, straightforward structure, helping teachers and learners focus on the subject matter, this specification promotes a hands-on approach – the most effective way to understand research techniques utilised by psychologists when conducting research.

Students are assessed by 3 exams at the end of the year, two testing knowledge and understanding theories and research into the 10 key behaviours studied making up 80% of the final grade and a the third paper covering research methods used by psychologists to investigate behaviour.

Factfile

Level: GCSE.

Entry Requirements: 3 GCSE grades at 3 and above and one GCSE at grade 4.

For more information contact

Name: Ms C. Boyes
Email: clb@holycross.ac.uk
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