Stage 1 – Year 11
10 per Semester
Successful completion of Year 10 Science at a minimum C grade achievement level.
The following topics are offered:
- Forensic Psychology
- Lifespan Psychology
In this subject students are expected to be able to:
- describe the factors that cause psychological differences and similarities between people and give examples of how these factors affect the behaviour of self, others, and groups
- search for, evaluate, and organise psychological information and use language effectively to communicate key ideas, understandings, processes, and values in a range of contexts
- demonstrate an understanding of ethical research be designing, undertaking, and evaluating guided investigations
- make informed decisions about issues, events, and situations in society by applying relevant psychological principles and ethics and Christian values
- demonstrate critical reflection and organisation in the application of psychological principles, taking into account ethical and Christian considerations
- analyse the behaviours of self, other individuals, and groups of people in different contexts in a way that recognises the values of independence and interdependence and dependence on God
- undertake a variety of roles while working as a member of a team to achieve individual and shared goals
At least one Semester of Stage 1 Psychology is recommended for Stage 2 Psychology. Students entering university course in Health Sciences, Teaching and Psychology will benefit from knowledge of Stage 2 Psychology.