Psychology – Key Stage 4

Year 10

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Stress, sensory organs and the brain (biological psychology).

Independent research, short psychological knowledge test
AP2Stress, sensory organs and the brain (biological psychology).

Exam question on biological psychology.
AP3Gender development and animal behaviour (developmental psychology).
Exam question on social psychology.
AP4Learning (developmental psychology)
Begin paper 2 syllabus types of mental illness (individual differences).
Exam question on developmental psychology
AP5Types of mental illness and treating mental illness.
Whole exam paper set (paper 1)
AP6Introduce topic of cognitive psychology.
Exam question on individual differences.

Year 11

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Perception (the eye) paper 2 spec
Visual illusions
Cognitive development Piaget/Vygotsky/bruner
Exam qu) stress, Sensory organ and the brain.
(paper 1)
AP2Ethics and research methods paper 2 specExam qu) prejudice, conformity and attraction.
(paper 1)
AP3Ethics and research methodsPPE exams: paper 1 and paper 2
AP4Syllabus complete going over paper 2 spec-types of mental illness and treatmentWhole practice papers (paper1 and 2)
AP5Paper2 spec- memory, perception and cognitive development
(parts of paper 1 spec depending on results from PPE)
Whole practice papers (paper1 and 2)
Course Information
Department
Psychology

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