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Psychology @ Rossett School. Who? What? When? Why ? Where? How?. In today’s session we will be answering the following questions:. Miss Rhodes Three Years of Edexcel Psychology Teacher of Psychology at Rossett School. Miss Reed Five Years of Edexcel Psychology

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Miss Rhodes

Three Years of Edexcel Psychology

Teacher of Psychology at Rossett School

Miss Reed

Five Years of Edexcel Psychology

Newly appointed Head of Psychology and Sociology at Rossett School

Mr Blackburn

Four Years of Psychology and Sociology

Newly appointed Teacher of Psychology and Sociology at Rossett School

so what is psychology

On the whiteboards in front of you, write a one sentence definition of what you think psychology is...

  • ... You have thirty seconds
So... What is Psychology?
what is psychology


The Science of Behaviour

What is Psychology?
group task

Card Sort Task

Sort the questions in to the subject, which addresses them.

Three Headings:Biological Sciences and Medicine


Social Sciences and Philosophy

Group Task
what is psychology1


  • Cognitive (Memory or Intelligence)
  • Developmental
  • Evolutionary
  • Forensic
  • Health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Occupational
  • Social
What is Psychology?
what will i study

Social and Cognitive Psychology

    • Obedience and Prejudice
    • Memory and Forgetting
  • Understanding the Individual
    • Psychodynamic Approach
    • Biological Approach
    • Learning (Behaviourist Approach)
What Will I Study?
when will the exams or coursework take place

Exam 1 June  Social and Cognitive

  • Exam 2 June  Understanding the Individual
  • No coursework
  • Multiple Choice questions, Short answer questions, stimulus questions, one essay
When will the exams or coursework take place?
why should i study psychology

Fascinating, Engaging and Applicable Subject Content

  • Transferrable Skills
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Team Work
    • Problem Solving
    • ICT
  • Conduct Research Project
Why Should I Study Psychology?
where will an a level in psychology take me

Degree level studies

  • Postgraduate jobs including:
      • Health and social care
      • Marketing and PR
      • Management and human resources
      • Education
      • Public sector work
  • Many Universities accept Psychology as one of the science A-levels.
Where Will an A-Level in Psychology Take Me?
how will the lessons be taught

Group Work

  • Lecture Style Lessons
  • In-Class Experiments
  • ICT Lessons
  • Individual Presentations
  • Independent Reserch
  • Pair Work
  • Creative Activities
  • Visits to Higher Education Institutes, (where possible)
How Will the Lessons Be Taught?
how will the lessons be taught1

You will influence the style of teaching that takes place.

  • You will provide feedback on the activities you have participated in, through the Student Voice
  • Homework will typically be to read relevant sections of the textbook, create revision materials or to complete practice exam questions.
        • Purposeful
        • Relevant
        • Must Be Complete
How Will the Lessons Be Taught?

Sixth Form is your opportunity to CHANGE

  • Enjoy your Summer holidays...
    • But use the 6 weeks of freedom to get ahead
beg borrow or buy


    • You MUST buy the following book
      • ISBN 9780340966839
      • Second hand is fine
    • It is optional, but STRONGLY ADVISABLE that you also buy the other book
      • ISBN 9781846902611
Beg, Borrow or Buy
beg borrow or buy1


    • You must have a lever arch file for each teacher
    • Plastic Wallets
    • Dividers
  • Stationery
    • Highlighters
    • Paper and Pens!!! (obvious???)
  • Have these ready for your first lesson
Beg, Borrow or Buy
beg borrow or buy2


    • Downloading the following apps would be advisable
      • Edexcel Past Papers
      • PsychRevise
      • 3D Brain
      • Psychology Terms
      • TED
        • And all the usual (Edmodo, Showme, Educreations, Qrafter. Sock Puppets???)
Beg, Borrow or Buy
getting ahead for september1

Unit 1

    • Social and Cognitive Psychology
    • 50/50
  • Miss Rhodes - Social
  • Miss Reed - Cognitive
Getting Ahead for September
what do you already know

Social vs. Cognitive

  • Whiteboards
    • What do Social Psychologist investigate?
    • What do Cognitive Psychologists investigate?
    • 6 items for each
What do you already know?
getting ahead

Get going... 2 x A3 sheets

  • Textbooks
  • iPad
  • The more you do, the easier September will be
  • Sheets expected in first lesson of Yr 12
Getting Ahead