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IB Diploma Psychology - Block C @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

Psychology is the systematic study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychology has its roots in both the natural and social sciences, leading to a variety of research designs and applications, and providing a unique approach to understanding modern society.

IB Psychology examines the interaction of biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour, thereby adopting an integrative approach.

Course content

Part 1: Core

·         The biological level of analysis

·         The cognitive level of analysis

·         The sociocultural level of analysis

Part 2: Options

·         Abnormal psychology

·         Developmental psychology

·         Health psychology

·         Psychology of human relationships

·         Sport psychology

Part 3: Qualitative research methodology

·         Qualitative research in psychology

Part 4: Simple experimental study (SL/HL)

·         Introduction to experimental research methodology

Entry requirements


  • 5+ A*-C (9-4) grades in GCSEs
  • Grade 6 in English Language or Literature
  • BB in Science


You will be examined by final written examinations (80%) and internally assessed in producing a report of a simple experimental study you have conducted (20%)

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Doctor
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher 

Further information

Sarah McCabe-Knowles, DoL Humanities

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years