Psychology

Welcome to the Psychology Department

Croeso i'r Adran Seicoleg

 

Curriculum Leader: Mr C Suddaby

Department Staff: Mrs A Hibberd-Jones, Mrs R Butterworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Psychology?

 

"Psychology is the understanding of human behaviour”.

‘The science of mental life’. William James

‘The science of mind and behaviour’.

 

The principles of psychology enable us to understand behaviour- vital in the world’s current climate.

 

The OCR Psychology Course:

 

§  The course aims to stimulate and develop your enjoyment, enthusiasm for psychology

§  Develop and demonstrate practical and research skills

§  Develop knowledge and understanding of the different areas of psychology and how they relate to each other

§  Appreciate how the subject develops and how its applications interact with changes in human attitude and behaviour

§  Recognise the value, use and misuse of the subject in society

 

AS Units & Assessment

 

Unit 1 Psychology : Past to Present

Assessment 

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

20% of qualification

 

Unit 2: Psychology : Exploring Behaviour 

Assessment 

1 hour 30 minutes written examination

20% of qualification

 

 

A2 Units & Assessment

Unit 3 Psychology : Implications in the Real World 

Assessment 

2 hours 30 minutes written examination

40% of qualification

 

Unit 2 Psychology : Applied Research Methods 

Assessment 

2 hours 30 minutes written examination

25% 20% of qualification 

 

Resources and useful websites;

 

WJEC Psychology; The Complete Companion Student Book ISBN : 978-0-19-835917-3

 

Google Classroom - Log ins given to pupils when they begin the course to access the materials.

 

So where Next?

 

Students with AS or Advanced Psychology have access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. Possible careers can include: Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, Teaching, Counselling, Child Development, Speech Therapist, Management, Public Relations

 

Or students could continue to study in: Applied Psychology, Health & Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Occupational Psychology, Sports Psychology 

 

 

 

Visit

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

Albert Avenue,

Flint, Flintshire,

CH6 5JZ

Call

Tel : 01352 736900

Fax : 01352 731895

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

© 2016 by

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

 

Proudly created with Wix.com