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What is GCSE Psychology?
GCSE Psychology introduces you to the fundamentals of the subject, including core principles and behavioural methodologies.
You’ll gain a deep understanding of how the human brain works and learn about the fascinating ways our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are shaped by our environment.
Throughout the course, you’ll develop essential skills such as critical analysis, independent thinking and research. You’ll be assessed using various methods, including multiple choice questions, short answer questions and extended writing/essays.
Core Topics of GCSE Psychology
The GCSE Psychology curriculum covers many topics. These topics delve into the inner workings of the human mind and behaviour.
GCSE Psychology offers an introduction to the core principles and methodologies behind human behaviour and thought. The course develops skills like critical analysis, independent thinking, and research. Assessments include multiple choice questions, short answers, and extended writing/essays.
What are the core topics in GCSE Psychology?
The curriculum is divided into two phases: Cognition and Behaviour, and Social Context and Behaviour. These phases explore subjects like memory, perception, development, social influence, language, communication, brain and neuropsychology, and psychological problems.
What is the structure of the GCSE Psychology exams?
The exam consists of two papers, each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes and contributing 50% to the final grade. Both papers have multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and extended writing. Assessment objectives include demonstrating knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas (AO1), applying that knowledge (AO2), and analysing and evaluating information to draw conclusions (AO3).
Why is it essential to have experienced teachers for GCSE Psychology?
Experienced teachers provide invaluable support, offering constructive feedback, making complex theories understandable, and showing the relevance of psychology in daily life. They also help in developing critical thinking, research, and writing skills, which are crucial for the exams and future studies.
What are the benefits of studying GCSE Psychology at Cambridge Homeschool?
Cambridge Homeschool offers a course based on the current AQA GCSE Psychology specifications. With experienced teachers and a thorough curriculum, you’ll be well-prepared not just for your GCSE exams but also for further studies at A-Level and beyond.