Year 11 – Psychology

Length: Single Semester or Full Year (10 credits each semester)
Contact: Science Leader

Recommended Background

Completion of Year 10 Science with B Grade or better and/or teacher recommendation.

Course Description

The topics in Stage 1 Psychology provide the framework for developing integrated programs of learning through which students extend their knowledge, skills, and understanding of the three strands of science.

The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:

  • Science Inquiry Skills
  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science Understanding.

Topics included will be at least two of the following per semester:

Topic 1: Cognitive Psychology
Topic 2: Neuropsychology
Topic 3: Lifespan Psychology
Topic 4: Emotion
Topic 5: Psychological Wellbeing
Topic 6: Psychology in Context
Topic 7: Negotiated Topic.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning though the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio: Design Investigation and a SHE Investigation
  • Skills and Application tasks: test/semester exam or research assignments.

Leads To

Stage 2 Psychology