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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2023

Psychology A


Subject Name Psychology A
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Psychology
Staff Contact Lisa Dickson


This subject enables students to understand their 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  
  • Social Behaviour 
  • Emotion


Investigations Folio 40%

  • Group investigation - 750 words, 20%
  • Positive Education Presentation 5-minute oral presentation, 20%

Skills and Applications Tasks 60%

  • Film Analysis - 750 words or equivalent, 20%
  • Social Influence Essay - 750 words or equivalent, 20%
  • Semester examination 20%

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