In Psychology students learn to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points:
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

This course is for students who are curious about the scientific explanations for human behaviour.

Topic Areas:

  • Social Cognition
  • Learning
  • Personality
  • Psychobiology and Altered States of Awareness
  • Healthy Minds

Assessment in Psychology has a strong emphasis on research and written responses. High literacy skills are needed.


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

School Based Assessment Weighting
Investigations Folio 30%
Skills and Applications Tasks 40%
External Assessment
Examination 30%

External Assessment

Examination: 2 hour

  • Handwritten

All topics areas are assessed.

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