Curriculum Outline

Year 12

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Social Influence

Types of conformity

Obedience

Resistance to Social Influence

Minority Influence

Research Methods

Validity

Reliability

Experiments/Experimental Design

Hypotheses

Variables

Memory

Different Memory Models

Explanations for forgetting

Eyewitness Testimony

 

Research Methods

Sampling

Observational techniques

Correlations

Self-Report techniques

Data Handling

Operationalising variables

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Approaches in Psychology

The Behaviourist Approach

Social Learning Theory

The Cognitive Approach

The Biological Approach

Biopsychology

The Nervous System

The Endocrine System

The fight or flight response

Attachment

Explanations of Attachment

Animal studies of attachment

Maternal Deprivation

Effects of Institutionalisation

Psychopathology

Abnormality

Phobias, Depression, OCD

Approaches/treatment

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Examination Practice

 

Research Methods

Correlations

Research Methods

Levels of Measurement

Approaches in Psychology

The Psychodynamic approach

Humanistic Psychology

 

Year 13

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Approaches

Psychodynamic Approach

Humanistic Approach

Comparison of Approaches

Issues and Debates

 

Biopsychology

Localisation of brain function

Plasticity and functional recovery after brain trauma

Biological Rhythms

Research Methods – Reliability and Validity

Cognition and Development

Piaget’s theory of cognitive development.

Piaget’s stages of intellectual development.

Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development.

Baillargeon’s explanation of infant abilities

Social cognition

 

Research Methods – Revision

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Schizophrenia

Biological explanations for schizophrenia

Psychological explanations for schizophrenia

Biological  therapies for schizophrenia

Psychological  therapies for schizophrenia

Forensic psychology

Defining and Measuring Crime

Offender Profiling

Biological Explanations

Psychological Explanations

Dealing with offending behaviour

 

Research Methods – Revision

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Research Methods

Recap of Research Methods

Correlations

Case Studies

Statistical Tests

Reporting Psychological investigations

 

Examination Practice

Examination Practice

Revision of AS content

Revision of Research Methods

Revision of A Level topics