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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2021



Subject Name Psychology
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Psychology is recommended
Staff Contact Jarrod Jones


The study of psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of data.  This subject allows students to investigate human behaviour, the processes that underlie it, and the factors that influence it. Students can apply psychological knowledge to areas such as education, employment and relationships.  

Topics may include:

  • Introduction to Psychology   
  • Altered States of Awareness
  • Healthy Minds
  • Personality
  • Social Cognition and Learning


Folio  30%

  • Group Investigation - 1500 words
  • Individual Investigation - 1500 words

Skills and Applications Tasks 40%

  • Introduction and Altered States of Awareness Test - 60 minutes
  • Personality Character Analysis - 2 x A3 pages
  • Mental Health Comic Strip Analysis - 750 words
  • Social Cognition and Learning Test - 60 minutes

Examination  30%

  • 130-minute online examination consisting of short-answer and extended-response questions

Additional Information

Students should obtain a C or better in one semester of Psychology.

Students will be expected to purchase a study guide from SASTA at a cost of $30.