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PSYCHOLOGY

Curriculum Intent:

Our GCSE Psychology curriculum has been designed to offer pupils the chance to demonstrate relevant, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas, processes and procedures, and apply these correctly to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Big questions are used to challenge learners and inspire pupils to explore all possibilities. Emphasis is placed on using accurate psychological terminology by the referencing and exploration of keystone words. Pupils are encouraged to use a range of mathematical skills relevant to research methods in psychology and critically analyse psychological information, constructing a sustained line of reasoning that leads to substantiated judgements. Opportunities are provided within the curriculum to evaluate psychological ideas and research methodology, developing well-evidenced conclusions from competing viewpoints. The course materials provide content that is modern, interesting and accessible for pupils of all abilities, providing excellent progression to further studies in Psychology. The OCR 9-1 specification is closely followed and includes, Criminal Psychology, Development, Psychological problems, Social Influence, Memory, Sleep and Dreaming and Research Methods.

KS4 OCR GCSE 9-1 Psychology

For Additional information please contact Mrs E Tachauer

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