Psychology

GCSE Psychology – AQA 4180 (Year 11)

Exam Information Unit 1: Making sense of other people (80 marks – 50% of the overall mark, 1 hour 30 minutes exam)

Unit 2: Understanding other people (80 marks – 50% of the overall mark, 1 hour 30 minutes exam)

Course Overview Unit 1: Making sense of other people

Memory (15 marks)
Non-verbal communication (15 marks)
Development of personality (15 marks)
Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination (15 marks)
Research methods (20 marks) 

Unit 2: Understanding other people

Learning (15 marks)
Social influence (15 marks)
Sex and gender (15 marks)
Aggression (15 marks)
Further research methods (20 marks)

Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics. They will be assessed through a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Useful Resources / Links Exam Board Information

Other useful Psychology websites include:

Simply Psychology
Virtual Psychology
http://www.getting-in.com/guide/gcse-psychology

GCSE Psychology – AQA 8182 (Year 10)

Exam Information Paper 1: Cognition and behaviour (100 marks – 50% of the overall mark, 1 hour 45 minutes exam)

Unit 2: Social context and behaviour (100 marks – 50% of the overall mark, 1 hour 45 minutes exam)

Course Overview Paper 1: Cognition and behaviour

Memory (25 marks)
Perception (25 marks)
Development (25 marks)
Research methods (25 marks)

Paper 2: Social context and behaviour

Social influence (25 marks)
Language, thought and communication (25 marks)
Brain and neuropsychology (25 marks)
Psychological problems (25 marks)

 Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics. They will be assessed through a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

 

Useful Resources / Links Exam Board Information

Other useful Psychology websites include:

Simply Psychology
Virtual Psychology
http://www.getting-in.com/guide/gcse-psychology

For more information please contact Miss R Anslow at that Academy on 01384 253 722