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Psychology IB SL & HL Level 3 Group 3 at Tonbridge Grammar School

Course description

Psychology is a fascinating subject in its own right offering a broad insight into the workings of the mind as well as supporting a range of other subjects, such as English, Theatre Studies, History, Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge. 

Course content

Diploma 1: exploration of biological, cognitive and sociocultural levels of analysis, completion of and reporting on a simple experimental study. Higher Level students also study qualitative methods.

Diploma 2: application of learning to study of Abnormal Psychology or the Psychology of Human Relationships (Standard Level). Higher Level students study both options.

Students receive talks from specialists in topics such as Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as having the opportunity to carry out their own covert observational study of behaviour out of school. 

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.


Written examinations (three for Higher Level, two for Standard Level) and internal assessment of a simple experimental study report. 

Future opportunities

An increasing number of students go on to study Psychology at university, including Experimental Psychology at Oxford and Clinical Psychology at Exeter, or combine Psychology with Philosophy at Cambridge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tonbridge Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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