11 Psychology B

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/psychology/stage-1


  • An achievement level of ‘C’ or better in Year 10 English, or Innovations and Future Studies Global/ English
  • An achievement level of ‘C’ or better in Year 10 Science and Advanced Scientific Studies or Year 10 Explorations in Science, or Innovations and Future Studies Maths/ Science
  • An achievement level of 'C' or better in Stage 1 Psychology A


The Psychology B course will give students an insight into the requirements for studying Stage 2 Psychology, or for students looking for a Stage 1 subject that may widen their interest in a science-related course. Students engage in psychological terminology, research methods and core concepts. Assessment is based around tests and written individual and group assessment pieces. Strong literacy skills, as well as scientific inquiry skills would be advantageous.

Topics may include

  • introduction to psychology
  • human psychological development
  • brain and behaviour
  • emotions



Assessment includes:

  • skills and application tasks 60% 
  • investigations folio 40%

A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through:

  • teamwork and collaboration
  • innovation and creativity
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • effective oral and written communication
  • knowledge and understanding

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