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Stage 2 Psychology

Course Length: 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 and studying psychology will develop skills in critical thinking, communication and scientific research.

What is in the course?

The content of the course includes sections on:

  • Research Methods and Ethical Issues
  • Social Cognition, Learning, Personality, Psychobiology of Altered States of Awareness and Healthy Minds

An important element of the course includes research undertaken by the class, completed with some group work and some individual work.


  • Skills and Applications Tasks
    • Tests
    • mid-year exam
    • oral presentation
  • Investigations
  • Examination


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