This GCSE qualification introduces students to the fundamentals of psychology, developing critical analysis, independent thinking and research skills. The topics include the latest advances in the subject. Staff recommend that students are targeted at least at Level 6 in both English and Maths to ensure they have the required skills to be successful at psychology GCSE, and have an interest in biology. The course aims to help students:

  • develop an understanding of psychological research which makes up our current understanding of why people behave as they do
  • learn about key case studies from the 19th and 20th centuries
  • develop the skills to analyse and evaluate key studies in the field of psychology
  • develop the ability to evaluate experimental methods including the use of qualitative and quantitative data
  • develop essay skills, in particular, the ability to write concisely
  • learn how to design, conduct and evaluate psychological experiments. 


Curriculum detail by Half Term is available [here]



Updated 24/02/2022