Key Stage 5
What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?
- Involve themselves in lunch-time revision classes and other additional sessions.
- Take a leading role in learning in lessons – contribute ideas and think critically about what they read.
- Entering competitions – psychological research.
- Reading widely – see below for wider reading.
- Listening to the news – having a news app on their mobile telephone/iPad and using it; watch out specifically for news items on health, education, science, nature, crime and relationships.
- Watching specific television programmes which reinforce the curriculum – Question Time; Panorama and specific documentaries on education, health and crime.
- Look out for talks and events run by the British Psychological Society.
- Go on trips/visits organised by Curriculum Areas – for example, local courts trip and Tutor2u.
What wider reading can be completed to support the curriculum?
- Understanding Psychology – Nicky Hayes.
- Games People Play – Dr. Eric Berne.
- I'm Ok, You're Ok – Dr. Thomas Harris.
- 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know – Adrian Furnham.
- The Chimp Paradox – Professor Steve Peters.
- Psychology Review.
- Psychology Today.
- The Psychologist.
What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?
www.psychcentral.com - Psych Central.
www.psychologytoday.com - Psychology Today.
www.aqa.org.uk - AQA Resources.
www.psychology.org - The Encyclopaedia of Psychology.
Can film assist with supporting the curriculum?
- 12 Angry Men.
- A Beautiful Mind.
- The Blind Side.
- One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- Rain Man.
How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?
- Encourage your son or daughter to download free Apps, for example Quizlet.
- Encourage your son or daughter to set up work experience and/or voluntary or charity work, as well as visit the local law courts.
- Discuss economic-related affairs at home; encourage your son or daughter to watch 15-20 minutes of news every day to keep abreast of political, social, economic and world affairs.
- Encourage your son or daughter to talk to the older generation at home about their perspective on events in the past and how views and opinions have altered.