12 Psychology

SACE Stage 2:  20 Credits / 2 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/psychology/stage-2

Pre-Requisite: An achievement level of 'B' or better in Stage 1 Psychology, Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Chemistry or Stage 1 Physics is highly recommended 


Psychology sits between the life sciences and the humanities. Students look at individual differences and global aspects of sleep, learning, personality, social cognition and healthy psychological functioning. They develop skills in research, and critical and independent thinking.

Topics may include

  • introduction to psychology
  • social cognition
  • learning
  • personality
  • psychobiology of altered states of awareness
  • healthy Minds


Evidence of learning 

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

Assessment tasks include:

School assessment

  • assessment type 1: investigations folio
  • assessment type 2: skills and applications tasks

External assessment

  • assessment type 3: examination (2 hours)

Additional Information

Costs: $30 text book - – subject to change in 2020