Psychology GCSE

Psychology GCSE - Legacy & New Spec

Psychology - Legacy Specification (OCR)

Delivery: From:   Sept 2016 To: June 2018

Exam Board and Code: OCR J611

QAN code:

Assessment Overview: 

Paper 1: 

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes 
  • 80 marks - 40% of GCSE
  • Testing: Memory, Attachment, Obedience, Sex and Gender and Atypical Behaviour

Paper 2:

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • 80 marks - 40% of GCSE
  • Testing:  Criminal Behaviour, Cognitive development, Non verbal Communication, Perception and The self

Paper 3:

  • 1 hour
  • 40 marks - 20% of GCSE
  • Other notes: This GCSE is 100% exam

Topic Planner (2017-2018)

Term                 Topic

1                       Criminal Behaviour                       

2                       Cognitive Development and Perception

3                      Perception and The Self 

4                       Revision and Exams

5                       Revision and Exams

Psychology GCSE – New Specification (AQA)

Delivery:- From:  Sept 2017 To: June 2019

Exam Board and Code: AQA 8182

QAN code:

Assessment Overview: 

 Paper 1: 

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes 
  • 100 marks - 50% of GCSE
  • Testing: Memory, Perception, Development and Research Methods
  • This paper will include a synoptic question linking topics

Paper 2:

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • 100 marks - 50% of GCSE
  • Testing: Social Influence, Language, Thought and Communication, Brain and Neuropsychology and Psychological Problems.
  • This paper will include a synoptic question linking topics

Topic Planner (2017-2018)

Term    Topic

  1.        Memory
  2.        Perception
  3.        Development
  4.        Development / Social Influence
  5.        Social Influence / Research Methods
  6.        Research methods / Data Handling

Topic Planner (2017-2018)

Term    Topic

  1.         Language, Thought and Communication
  2.         Brain and Neuropsychology
  3.         Brain and Neuropsychology and Psychological Problems
  4.         Psychological Problems
  5.         Revision for Final Exam

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