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Great Wyrley High School

Great Wyrley High School

Psychology

Meet the team:

Mrs S Newman - Teacher of Psychology

I graduated from Keele University with a Dual Honours Degree in Psychology and English Literature (BSc).  I then completed my PGCE the year after, also at Keele University.  I have taught in schools in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford before coming to Great Wyrley in 2004.  I have had the privilege of teaching Psychology, Health and Social Care and Child Development during my time here.  I am currently Lead Teacher for Psychology as well as being a Post 16 form tutor.

Learning Journey:

An outline of what pupils will learn and when and how they will be assessed.  Use the guidance below:

Year 12

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Approaches in Psychology

Research Methods

Psychopathology

Social Influence

Memory

Research Methods

Attachments

Biopsychology

Research Methods

How I will be assessed:

Mock exams

End of Unit Tests

Mock exams

End of Unit Tests

Mock Exams

End of Year Mock Exams

Opportunities for wider learning:

Practical Research Tasks

Flipped Classroom tasks

Practical Research Tasks

Flipped Classroom tasks

Animal Therapy visit and talk

Trip to Twycross Zoo

Revision Day

Year 13

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Issues and Debates in Psychology

Schizophrenia

Research Methods

Relationships

Forensic Psychology

Research Methods

Revision

How I will be assessed:

Mock Exams

End of Unit Tests

Mock Exams

End of Unit Tests

Final external exams

Opportunities for wider learning:

Practical Research Tasks

Flipped Classroom Tasks

Practical Research Tasks

Flipped Classroom Tasks

CSI style Forensic practical session.

Trip to Crufts

Year 12 Revision Day

Year 13 Revision Day

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

All lesson plans and resources on p-drive for students to access.

All students issued with a class textbook to complete OHL.

Workbooks produced and provided for each topic. For students to work through with various differentiated tasks.

www.aqa.co.uk for information on specification / sample exam papers  mark schemes

YouTube to view videos of key studies in psychology / TED talks / research on mental disorders

Other information/Links/Study packs, etc.:

Students are expected to complete 4 hours a week outside of lessons on their psychology studies – as recommended by the AQA exam board.  This will consist of set pieces of written work / revision and consolidation of classwork / research and consolidation of work on the internet / reading of topics in class textbook.

Students can keep on top of their work by accessing resources on the p-drive.

There is a psychology revision session every Wednesday after school for Year 13.

There is a psychology drop-in clinic every Thursday for students to access help outside of lessons.