This course requires 2 options.
Psychology - Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Adams
A rapidly developing field, Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and its biological and mental processes, supplemented by investigations of animal behaviour. Psychologists systematically test ideas and beliefs against theories that are measurable and observable.
The course will cover what causes violence, mental health and addiction, human error in crashes, and theories on anger.
Note that this course offers Level 3 achievement standards and Psychology is an approved subject for university entrance.
The various approaches to explaining violence and criminality.
Why do humans develop addictive issues?
Why do humans crash? An investigation into attention.
Famous experiments internal.
Experimental design and experiment internal.
Issues in Psychology: ethic of animal testing, and gender roles
Preparation for external examination.
Psychology 2 is recommended. It may help if a student has studied BIo 2 and / or His 2 but this is not required.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
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