12PSYC

Year 12 Psychology

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour- helping us understand how we think, feel and act. 

Topics that may be included:

Looking at the different perspectives in which we explain behaviour, these can include: Biological, cognitive, behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. 

Learning research skills and examining studies from which theories have been tested or developed. Developing our own research skills and conducting a psychological experiment to investigate an area of interest. 

Looking at different psychological fields such as education,, social, organizational, health, sport, cultural, environmental and forensic psychology. 

Skills:

Critical thinking

Analysing

Investigating

Reading and writing 

Discussion



Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91872 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.1 - Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91874 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.3 - Conduct independent psychological research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91875 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.4 - Analyse how theories are applied within a field of psychological practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91876 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.5 - Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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