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curriculum intent

Psychology is an exciting and dynamic subject where by pupils are encouraged to think deeply, analytically and scientifically about what makes us who we are and to question the reasoning and explanation for a multitude of human behaviours. There are opportunities to study the classics of psychology whilst also introducing ongoing debates and topics that continue to fascinate. Pupils will develop a range of practical, intellectual, research and transferable skills including psychological research methods, group working, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. 

 

The Applied Psychology course is focused on developing not only the skills needed for the examination, but it also looks to question and shape pupils’ own ability to interact and think as conscious and engaged citizens. All pupils engage in working with both theoretical and experimental approaches and will gain the skills to source, use and interpret information and design experiments and this allows them to test their accuracy and love of empirical enquiry. 

Sociology is a subject that by its nature requires pupils to consider spiritual, moral and cultural issues that face modern society such as those linked to gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class. There is also a growing focus on the impact of globalisation at international, national and local levels so an interest in current affairs is beneficial when studying Sociology. Studying this subject will foster development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity 

curriculum overview: sociology

 

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Families and households

 

Education

 

Research methods (with application to education)

 

Beliefs in society

 

Crime and Deviance

 

Theory and Methods- integrated

HT2

Families and households

 

Education

 

Research methods (with application to education)

 

Beliefs in society

 

Crime and Deviance

 

Theory and Methods- integrated

 

HT3

Families and households

 

Education

 

Research methods (with application to education)

Beliefs in society

 

Crime and Deviance

 

Theory and Methods- integrated

 

HT4

Families and households

 

Education

 

Research methods (with application to education)

Beliefs in society

 

Crime and Deviance

 

Theory and Methods- integrated

HT5

Families and households

 

Education

 

Research methods (with application to education)

 

Revision of year 12 and 13 content

HT6

Beliefs in society

 

Crime and Deviance

 

Theory and Methods- integrated

 

curriculum overview: psychology

 

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Approaches

 

Attachment

 

Integrated Research Methods

 

Schizophrenia

 

Forensics

 

Integrated Issues and debates

HT2

Approaches

 

Attachment

 

Integrated Research Methods

 

Schizophrenia

 

Forensics

 

Integrated Issues and debates

HT3

Social influence

 

Integrated Research Methods

 

Gender

 

Biopsychology

 

Integrated Issues and debates

 

HT4

Memory

 

Psychopathology

 

Integrated Research Methods

Gender

 

Biopsychology

 

Integrated Issues and debates

HT5

Memory

 

Psychopathology

 

Integrated Research Methods

 

Revision of year 12 and 13 content

HT6

Issues and Debates

 

Research Methods

 

curriculum overview: btec psychology 

 

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Unit 1- Psychological Approaches and Applications- Learning Aim A

 

Unit 2- Conducting Psychological Research- Learning Aim A

 

Unit 3- Health Psychology- Learning Aim B

 

Unit 4- Criminal and Forensic Psychology- Learning Aim B & coursework writing

HT2

Unit 1- Psychological Approaches and Applications- Learning Aim B

 

Unit 2- Conducting Psychological Research- Learning Aim B & coursework writing

 

Unit 3- Health Psychology- Learning Aim B

 

Unit 4- Criminal and Forensic Psychology- Learning Aim B & coursework writing

HT3

Unit 1- Psychological Approaches and Applications- Learning Aim B

 

Unit 2- Conducting Psychological Research- Learning Aim C & coursework writing

 

Unit 3- Health Psychology- Learning Aim C

 

Unit 4- Criminal and Forensic Psychology- Learning Aim C & coursework writing

HT4

Unit 1- Psychological Approaches and Applications- Learning Aim C

 

Unit 2- Conducting Psychological Research- Learning Aim D & coursework writing

Unit 3- Health Psychology- Learning Aim C

 

Unit 4- Criminal and Forensic Psychology- Learning Aim C & coursework writing

HT5

Unit 1- Psychological Approaches and Applications- Learning Aim C

 

 

Unit 2- Conducting Psychological Research- Coursework completion

 

Revision

HT6

Unit 3- Health Psychology- Learning Aim A

 

Unit 4- Criminal and Forensic Psychology- Learning Aim A

 

 

subject specific information

 

A Level Psychology

Psychology is an exciting and dynamic subject where by pupils are encouraged to think deeply, analytically and scientifically about what makes us who we are and to question the reasoning and explanation for a multitude of human behaviours. There are opportunities to study the classics of Psychology whilst also introducing ongoing debates and topics that continue to fascinate. Pupils will develop a range of practical, intellectual, research and transferable skills including psychological research methods, group working, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

 

BTEC Applied Psychology

The Applied Psychology course is focused on developing not only the skills needed for the examination, but it also looks to question and shape pupils’ own ability to interact and think as conscious and engaged citizens. All pupils engage in working with both theoretical and experimental approaches and will gain the skills to source, use and interpret information and design experiments and this allows them to test their accuracy and love of empirical enquiry.

 

A Level Sociology

Sociology is a subject that by its nature requires pupils to consider spiritual, moral and cultural issues that face modern society such as those linked to gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class. There is also a growing focus on the impact of globalisation at international, national and local levels so an interest in current affairs is beneficial when studying Sociology. Studying this subject will foster development of critical and reflective thinking with a respect for social diversity.

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