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Welcome to psychology at North Chadderton School

GCSE

 

 

 

AWARDING BODY OCR
PSYCHOLOGY CURRICULUM INTENT
At North Chadderton, the psychology curriculum aims to develop not just knowledge, but the character of pupils by instilling a drive for ambition, resilience and empathy. Our curriculum has been designed to engage them in deep learning which equips them with a knowledge rich understanding of the human mind, brain and behaviour. We are motivated to ensure they leave us with the necessary scientific knowledge, skills and vocabulary to develop a better understanding of themselves, to benefit their future work and family life, and an understanding of the wider world, in terms of professional ethics and cultural sensitivity.
WHY PSYCHOLOGY?

Are you interested in why people behave the way that they do? Do you want to find out more about depression and schizophrenia and how to treat them? Are you curious about what happens in the brain when you sleep? Do you want a career where you can help others? 

Psychology uses scientific enquiry to conduct research studies to investigate all these questions and many more. Psychology is not just thoughts about how people behave but the collection of evidence to scientifically understand behaviour. It also uses maths to analyse the data we gather from these studies to critically assess if we have understood how people behave or if perhaps our research is flawed. Therefore, psychology will develop your critical evaluation of information and you will never trust what anyone tells you ever again. This is not a subject where we learn ‘facts’. In psychology you will learn that there are always at least two sides to everything, and you’ll develop independent thinking and cynicism of “evidence”. An excellent subject to develop these much-needed skills for higher education and the workplace. Furthermore, if you are thinking of a career working with people, this subject gives you the edge to understand and work effectively with others. 

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Data Presentation and analysis

Research skills

Persuasive writing

Critical Thinking and Evaluation

Learning about other individuals, cultures, and social groups

Understanding how people think and behave.

Self-management and resilience

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

Science 

Mathematics

English Language

Business Studies

Sociology

Drama

Health & Social Care

Children's Play, Learning & Development

Film Studies

PE

Sports Studies

Computing

Religious Studies

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Miss S Catterall

Contact Details

scatterall@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

100% Examination