NCEA Course Booklet

Year 13

Prerequisites Level 2 Psychology (recommended).

Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 3 of the 22 credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 19 credits internally assessed. The following Achievement Standards will be assessed: • AS 91872 (6 credits – internal) Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches. • AS 91873 (3 credits – internal) Analyse the significance of a key piece of research and its impact on society. • AS 91874 (6 credits – internal) Conduct independent psychological research with consultation. • AS 91875 (4 credits – internal) Analyse how theories are applied within a field of psychological practice. • AS 91876 OPTIONAL (3 credits – external) Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice.

Description Filled with the scientific analysis of confronting implications and fascinating insights, Level 3 Psychology continues to question what it means to be human. After developing a broad understanding of the human mind and behaviour in Level 2, Level 3 Psychology begins to focus on depth and expertise. There is a substantial increase in the engagement with scientific literature, as well as the recognition of the wider societal impact that psychological research often carries with it. While Level 2 Psychology is recommended preparation for Level 3 Psychology, it is not mandatory. Students may take the course with the recognition that extra background work may be required from time to time. Level 3 Psychology is a University Entrance- approved subject.

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