Psychology GCSE is divided into eight units covering a range of topics, from how memory works, to how we form language, to how Psychologists conduct their research. The development, structures and processes of the brain feature strongly and we link them to human behaviour and cognitive functions. The course also covers how we communicate through our body language and eye contact, providing understanding of key life skills for the wider world of work. One of the most interesting aspects of the course is learning about why we conform, what role peer influence plays and what stops people helping in an emergency, while the topic on mental health is particularly interesting for anyone considering a career in Psychotherapy.
Below: Exploring the concept of Social Loafing with Year 10 students