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KS4 Psychology

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour.  It uses scientific procedures to analyse aspect of human cognition and behaviour to establish theories explaining why people do the things that they do.

What will I study? 


Year 10

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KS4-Psychology-1 (ID 1042)

 Year 11

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KS4-Psychology-2 (ID 1043)




How is the course assessed?

  • Two written exams: 1 hour 45 minutes each
  • 100 marks Paper 1 + Paper 2
  • 50% each of GCSE grade
  • No coursework
  • Sample exams can be found here

How should I revise?

Practice questions in the textbook

Making ‘flashcards’ of key words

Making ‘mind maps’ of whole topics

Visit psychology revision websites e.g. Simply Psychology

Visit the AQA official website

Get yourself a copy of this revsion guide 

Future careers in Psychology

  • Counselling
  • Therapy
  • Crisis work
  • Direct care for people 
  • Community relations
  • Fund raising
  • Market research
  • Data analysis
  • Teaching
  • Student work
  • Recruitment
  • Management 
  • Public relations