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What my child will learn in year 12?

Term 1

Intro to the Approaches and Social Influence [4.1.1] 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the Social Influence topic content.
  • Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of Social influence content in a range of contexts.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to Social Influence.                        

Term 2

Research Methods [4.2.3]

  • Knowledge and understanding of research methods, practical research skills and mathematical skills will be assessed.
  • These skills should be developed through study of the specification content and through ethical
  • Practical research activities, involving:
  •    designing research
  •    conducting research
  •    analysing and interpreting data.
  • In answering questions on Issues and debates in psychology students will be expected to illustrate their answers with knowledge and understanding of topics studied elsewhere in the specification as appropriate.
  • In carrying out practical research activities, students will manage associated risks and use information and communication technology (ICT).

Term 3

Memory [4.1.2]

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the Memory topic content.
  • Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of Memory content in a range of contexts.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to Memory.

Term 4

Attachment [4.1.3]

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the Attachment topic content.
  • Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of Attachment content in a range of contexts.
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to Attachment.

Term 5

Psychopathology [4.1.4]

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies, research methods and ethical issues in relation to the Psychoptahology content.
  • Apply psychological knowledge and understanding of Psychopathology content in a range of contexts
  • analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to the specified Paper 1 content
  • Evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.

Term 6

Biopsychology [4.2.2]

Students will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, research studies,
  • Research methods and ethical issues in relation to Biopsychology content
  • apply psychological knowledge and understanding of Biopsychology in a range of
  • contexts
  • Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological concepts, theories, research studies and research methods in relation to Biopsychology.
  • evaluate therapies and treatments including in terms of their appropriateness and effectiveness.