Stage 1

Psychology 1

Assumed Knowledge

​Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course.


Level 4 or better in any Year 10 Science subject with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” and a Level 4 or Better in Year 10 English or ESL Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation and coordinator approval.

Focus Capabilities

Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.

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Subject Description

The study of Psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others.  It has direct relevance to their everyday personal lives. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.  By emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience) the subject allows students to develop useful skills in analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences.

  • Introduction to Psychology (research methods)

  • Social Influence and Interaction

  • Human Psychological Development

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Assessment Type 1:

Investigation Folio: Group Investigation and Issues Investigation.

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Skills & Application Tasks: ​Tests & Assignments.

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