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Psychology

Why study Psychology?

Psychology is a practical subject involving experiments in which you will learn to make evidence based judgements about human behaviour, emotions, and cognition, rather than basing opinions on prejudice or 'common sense'.
 
Students will become aware of their own learning styles, how their memory works and learn to reflect on their own and other people's way of thinking. They will also develop essential and transferable exam and revision skills that will form a sound basis for university, work and future life. Universities regard Psychology A Level a good 'gateway' course to other disciplines.
 

What will I study?

You will have the opportunity to carry out experiments at a local primary school as well as taking part in research with outside psychologists which is very useful when applying to university.
 

AS Level

Component 1: Psychology: Past to Present (50% of qualification)

Component 2: Psychology: Investigating Behaviour (50% of qualification)

 

A2 Level

Component 1: Psychology: Past to Present (33% of qualification)

Component 2: Psychology: Investigating Behaviour (33% of qualification)

Component 3: Psychology: Implications in the Real World (33% of qualification)

 

Link to WJEC Psychology website


How is the course assessed?

In each year there are two examinations. Students will also be expected to write an assignment or test every two weeks.

What grades do I need to study Psychology at HSC?

You will need at least grade C's in both English and Maths as well as being comfortable with thinking in a scientific manner whilst having well developed essay writing skills.