LevelStage 2
Learning AreaScience
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteNone required
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who are interested in understanding their behaviours and the behaviours of others. 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.

No background knowledge is assumed. Good literacy and numeracy skills are highly desirable.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • describe and explain the universality of human experience and individual and cultural diversity
  • investigate the systematic study of behaviour, the processes that underlie it and the factors that influence it
  • reflect on psychology studies to better understand yourself and your social world
  • use the scientific method to investigate psychological concepts through the collection and analysis of data and report research using appropriate conventions and formats
  • explore science as a human endeavour; students develop and apply their understanding of the complex ways in which science interacts with society, and investigate the dynamic nature of Psychology.


Psychology of the Individual

Psychological Health and Wellbeing

Organisational Psychology

Social Influences

The Psychology of Learning

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning at Stage 2 through the following assessment types:

  • External Exam: 30%
  • School Assessments: 70%
    • Investigations Folio
    • Science as a Human Endeavor (SHE) Investigation
    • Tests


None required


Travel and any associated costs to attend any recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student.

Last updated: 05 August 2022