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Sixth Form: Psychology

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Course Title


Subject Leader



Ms R  DeWald





Course Information

Assessment Outline

Assessment is 100% examination

At the end of year 13 there are 3 exam papers, each lasting 2 hours.
Paper 1 – Content from year 1 Social Influence Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.

Paper 2 – Content from year 1 built upon during year 2. Approaches, Biopsychology and Research Methods

Paper 3 – Year 2 content Issues and Debates, Gender, Schizophrenia and Forensic Psychology

Assessment Objectives

The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives:

AO1: Demonstrate the ability to show understanding of a range of psychological concepts be describing in scientific prose.

AO2: Apply knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts to a given scenario

AO3: Analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological ideas and evidence

Key Skills in this task

Research and summarisation of information.


Bridging Task

Task Outline

 Stephen Fry is a celebrity who has spoken out about his battle with mental health problems.

We would like you to research his case online and write about the following:

•             What is bipolar disorder?

•             How has Stephen Fry found it has affected him?

Your write up should be approximately five hundred words in length. You may wish to watch the following documentary as part of your research:

There are plenty of other sources you can use as well.

You do not need any prior psychological knowledge to complete this piece of work. We are only interested in your insights from the research you have conducted.


Marking Criteria / Assessment Method

Work will be graded on the extent to which the writer shows insight and understanding of the disorder and how it has affected Stephen Fry.