IB Psychology

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Psychology IB - Standard or Higher Level
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Psychology is a fascinating area of study. It will help you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allow you to better understand how we think act and feel.  In IB Psychology we look at 3 different approaches to explain behaviour, biological, socio cultural and cognitive.  Each approach looks at the unique ways in which behaviour can be explained through the use of theories and supporting studies.


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

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: Biological, Socio-Cultural & cognitive level of analysis: (Exam 2 hour)

Paper 2: Options (Health and Abnormal Psychology) (Exam 2 hour)

Paper 3: Research Method (Exam 1 hour)

Internal Assessment – (Coursework)

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's - including English and Maths - Grades 4-9

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