Stage 1 Psychology

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester or Full Year (Full year recommended for students wishing to undertake Stage 2 Psychology)

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful Completion of Year 10 Science, with a B grade or better


Course content will be a selection of the following:

Psychology A – Semester 1
1. Neuropsychology – Understanding of the brain and nervous system.
2. Criminal Psychology- Understanding the biopsychosocial factors involved in committing crimes.
3. Cognitive Psychology – Understanding the process involved in storing, retrieving and using knowledge.
Psychology B – Semester 2
1. Emotion – Understanding of the relationship between emotions and behaviours, including in psychological disorders.
2. Wellbeing – Understanding the impact of positive psychology and how to build resilience.
3. Psychology of Performance – Understanding biopsychosocial factors that would underpin successful performance in sport, the arts, school and daily life.


Investigations Folio:
Includes practical and Science as a Human Endeavour activities, with written reports

Skills Tasks:
Includes supervised tasks and activities and a written examination