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Stage 1 Psychology

Course Length: 10-credit or 20-credit
Learning Area: Sciences

Where does it lead?

This subject is designed to prepare students to undertake tertiary studies in a range of areas, particularly in the Social Sciences. Psychology is relevant wherever contact with other people occurs and it can lead to a broad range of careers, such as counselling, teaching, health professions, journalism, recruitment, law enforcement and advertising. Psychology lies at the crossroads between the sciences and the humanities. Studying Psychology will develop skills in investigating and communicating about psychological phenomena.

What is in the course?

The course aims to provide an insight into behaviour and so gain a greater understanding of oneself and identify effective actions to address social problems. The course has a scientific focus, basing findings on evidence and involving the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. Introduction to Psychology is compulsory and covers research methods and ethics. Other topics may include brain and behaviour, emotion, social behaviour, educational psychology and positive psychology.


  • Investigations Folio
    • Group Investigation
    • Issues Investigation
  • Skills and Applications Tasks
    • Topic, tests, oral presentation and film review
  • Examination


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