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Psychology - IB at Aylesford School

Course description

The IB Diploma Programme standard level psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behaviour and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry. Students learn to understand the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour and explore alternative explanations of behaviour. They also understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry.

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The aims of the Psychology course are to enable students to:

- Encourage the systematic and critical study of human experience and behaviour and environments

- Develop the capacity to identify, analyse critically and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the Nature and activities of the individual and society

- Enable students to collect, describe and analyse data used in studies of behaviour ; test hypotheses; and Interpret complex data and source material

- Enable students to recognise that the content and methodologies are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty

- Develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for better understanding of human behaviour

- Ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry

- Develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour


- 2 Externally assessed exam papers. 1 exam of 2 hours looking at a question and response essay and 1 exam of 1 hour consisting of 1 extended essay question.

- An Internally assessed scientific study

Further information

Head of Social Science ‐ Miss A Blackman

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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: 23 November 2017
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