Stage 2 Psychology

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year
ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful Completion of Year 11 Psychology A or B, with a B grade or better, AND / OR Successful Completion of any other Year 11 Science subject with a B grade or better, with teacher reccommendation.
CURRICULUM CHARGES : Nil

CONTENT
The stage 2 psychology course includes three examinable and three non-examinable topics.

Examinable Content
1. Science Inquiry skills – understanding of research procedures including ethics, research design and data types.
2. Social Interaction – understanding of conformity, obedience and the formation and change of altitudes including prejudice.
3. Psychology of Learning – Understanding of types of learning including: Classical Conditions, Operant Conditioning and Observational Learning.

Non – Examinable Content
4. Psychology of the Individual – Understanding theories of personality, how these may be applied to fictional characters and personality assessment.
5. Organisational Psychology – Understanding how organisations function at the individual team and organisation level, with a focus on leadership styles. Students evaluate how organisations can be improved.
6. Wellbeing – Understanding the positive and negative factors that affect psychological health and wellbeing, with a focus on the impact of social media.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Investigations Folio [30%]:
Includes practical and Science as a Human Endeavour activities, with written reports

Skills and Applications Tasks [40%]:
Includes supervised tasks and assignments in written, electronic and negotiated formats

External Examination [30%]: Electronic examination