Our curriculum allows our students to become knowledgeable about the human condition; appreciating the biological, cultural and cognitive processes which shape, guide and determine our behaviours and identity in order to contribute to a more peaceful and understanding world.
Students’ knowledge of the varying approaches to Psychological investigation equips them with the expertise required for university study in the subject. In year 12 the foundations of research are explored by students allowing them later to participate in the internal assessment project which replicates the real world experience of conducting Psychological investigations. In Year 13, students make use of this research knowledge by applying this understanding to a range of contemporary research in fields such as psychological disorders and cognitive science. Underpinning all aspects of the two year course are the foundational approaches to Psychology so that students can analyse each field and its supporting research through the lens of cognitive, biological and sociocultural approaches.