Below you will find an outline of the curriculum content delivered across the year. Please be aware that this is only an outline, and therefore at times content may cut across different half terms or may be moved as required. For a detailed breakdown of what you will be tested on in the assessment windows, please check the year group page.

Year 10 Content
Advent 1 Teacher 1 will deliver Research Methods including

  •  Hypotheses
  • Sampling
  • Types of experiments
  • Self report methods
  • Data analyses


Teacher 2 will deliver in the Research methods topic

  • Research design
  • Reliability and validity
  • Ethics
  • Correlations
  • Observations
  • Case studies
  • Graphs
Advent 2 Teacher 1 will deliver Social Influence

  • Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Deindividuation
  • Keys studies of Asch, Milgram and Zimbardo


Teacher 2 will deliver Memory


  • Types of memory
  • Amnesia
  • Multi Store Model of memory
Lent 1 Teacher 1 will deliver Psychological Problems

  •  Symptoms, explanations and treatments of depression and addiction.
  • Issues around the nature v nurture debate in Psychology


Teacher 2 will deliver the following of the memory topic


  • Key study by Bartlett – reconstructive memory
  • Issue of reductionism and holism
Lent 2 Teacher 1 will deliver Developmental Psychology


  • Early brain development
  • Piaget’s stages and theory of cognitive development
  • Mindset theory


Teacher 2 will deliver Biopsychology


  •  The nervous system
  • Structure and function of human brain
Trinity 1 Teacher 1 will deliver developmental –


  •  Developmental key studies
  • Issue of the development of morality


Teacher 2 will deliver Biopsychology


  •  Lateralization of function
  • Split brain research
Trinity 2 Teacher 1 will revise key content from year 10.


Teacher 2 will deliver Biopsychology


  • Damage to brain research
  • Key studies Phineas Gage
  • How Psychology has changed over time