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Learning at West Coventry Academy



Qualification: GCSE          Exam Board: Pearson

Is Psychology GCSE for you?

Psychology is defined as ‘the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes.’ Psychology is real, it is not about common sense or myths, therefore, everything that is covered during GCSE Psychology can be applied to real life. Because of this, it is a great subject to have knowledge of, whatever career path you may decide to go down.

What Will You Do?

This course will give students an opportunity to gain an awareness and insight into topics such as:
Criminal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Memory,  Research Methods,  Psychological problems, the Brain and Social Influence.

You will look at theories and studies.

You will use the theories and studies to create effective arguments.

You will think about the practical application of the theories and studies.

You will have the opportunity to complete your own individual pieces of research.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Assessment Details:

Students will complete two separate examinations at the end of year 11. Paper 1 is worth 55% of your overall mark and Paper 2 is worth 45% of your overall mark.

No coursework.

Possible Career Options:

  • Teacher
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Researcher (in an area of personal interest)
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist

Further Education:

  • A-level Psychology
  • Level 3 BTEC in Applied Psychology
  • Level 3 BTEC in Health and Social Care
  • Apprenticeships
  • Other A-levels in Social Sciences