IB Diploma Psychology - Block B @ The Leigh Academy

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TLA-39
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time


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.


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

How will it be delivered?

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%)

Entry requirements


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

Your next steps...

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