Psychology

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

12

Autumn 1

Social psychology: Theories of obedience (Agentic theory, social impact theory); Milgram’s studies on obedience; theories of prejudice (social identity theory, realistic conflict). Cognitive psychology: Theories of memory (working memory model, multi-store model, long term memory, reconstructive memory) Individual differences and developmental psychology, Baddeley.

Test on theories of obedience, including Milgram’s studies. Test on theories of prejudice. Homework at relevant points.

 

 

Test on theories of memory. Homework at relevant points.

Autumn 2

Social Psychology: Individual differences and developmental psychology. Studies in detail (Sherif et al. plus Reicher and Haslam); Research methods

Cognitive psychology: Steyvers and Hemmer; Research methods; Practical; Key question

Test on studies on detail. Test on research methods. Homework at relevant points.

 

 

 Test on studies on detail. Test on research methods and practical. Homework at relevant points.

Spring 1

Social psychology:  Practical; Key question. Issues and debates.

Cognitive psychology: Practical; Key question. Issues and debates.

 

Test practical. Homework at relevant points.

 

Test practical. Homework at relevant points.

 

Mock Exam on AS Unit 1.

Spring 2

Biological psychology: The role of the CNS, brain and hormones on human behaviour; Role of evolution on human behaviour; Freud’s theory of aggression; Individual differences and developmental psychology.

Learning theories: Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social learning theory; Bandura’s studies; Phobias and treatments; Individual differences and developmental psychology.

Test on biological explanations of human behaviour. Homework at relevant points.

 

 

 

 

 Test of theories of learning. Test on phobias. Homework at relevant points.

Summer 1

Biological psychology:  Studies in detail (Raine et al. Li et al.)  Research methods, practical.

 Learning theories:  Studies in detail (Watson & Rayner, Capafons). Research methods, practical.

Test on studies in detail. Homework at relevant points.

 

Test on studies in detail. Homework at relevant points.

Summer 2

Biological psychology:  Key question, Issues and debates

 Learning theories:  Key question, Issues and debates

 

Exam technique.

 

 

Mock AS Unit 2.

13

Autumn 1

Clinical Psychology: Diagnosis; classification systems; Schizophrenia (causes and treatments);  Criminological psychology:  biological explanation of a criminal behaviour; social explanations of criminal behaviour; Cognitive interviews, ethical interviews; Two treatments for offenders.

Test on work. Homework as appropriate.

 

 

 Test on work. Homework as appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

Mock exam on A level unit 1

Autumn 2

Clinical Psychology: Unipolar depression (causes and treatments); Studies in detail (Rosenhan, Carlsson et al., study on unipolar depression); Individual differences and developmental psychology; Research methods.

Criminological psychology: Factors affecting eye witness testimony; Factors influencing jury decision making; Individual differences and developmental psychology; Studies in detail (Loftus and Palmer, Howells et al.) Research methods.

Test on work. Homework as appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 Test on work. Homework as appropriate

Spring 1

Clinical psychology: Practical, key question, issues and debates. Criminological psychology: Practical, key question, issues and debates.

Test on work. Homework as appropriate

 

Test on work. Homework as appropriate.

 

Mock exam on last year’s work and work so far this year.

Spring 2

Psychological skills: Recap research methods; Synoptic review of studies.

Test on work. Homework as appropriate

Summer 1

Psychological skills: Recap issues and debates. Practice exam style questions; revision.

Homework as appropriate. Mock on unit 3.

Summer 2

Revision.