Psychology & Sociology

Psychology

Psychology is a popular subject, which students enjoy and thrive from. 

The subject focuses on the ‘science of the mind and behaviour’ and students are able to learn why people think and behave in certain ways. 

The  Year 12 course focuses on:

  • Cognitive Psychology – Memory
  • Developmental Psychology – Attachments
  • Biological Psychology – Stress
  • Social Psychology – Social Influence
  • Individual Differences – Abnormality
  • Research Methods

The Year 13 course focuses on:

  • Biological Rhythms and Sleep
  • Relationships
  • Aggression
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Psychopathology - Schizophrenia
  • The Psychology of Addictive Behaviour
  • Psychological Research and Scientific Method

The course covers:

  • Memory
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Development of Personality
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Learning
  • Social Influence
  • Sex and Gender
  • Aggression
  • Research Methods

Sociology

"Why do girls tend to do better at school than boys?"

"Why are lone parents on the increase?"

These are just some of the questions we cover in Sociology.

Course content

  • Families and households
  • Education and research methods
  • Crime and Deviance theory
  • Beliefs in Society

In addition students learn about sociological theories that help us to explain trends in society, as well as research methods used to gather information.