The International A Levels are the most commonly studied curriculum around the world. They are based on the UK high school education system and are adapted for a global student base.
Students usually begin in Year 10 or 11 by sitting a minimum of 4-5 subjects. These subjects are structured as first introductions to the specific topic areas that they cover. In certain countries, students begin in Year 10 and sit 8-10 subjects over the course of two years.
AS and A Level in Psychology and other subjects.
The IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.
Paper 1: 2 hours for 110 marks externally assessed twice a year. Paper 2: 1 hour and 15 minutes for 70 marks externally assessed twice a year.
The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Psychology features an engaging selection of topics designed to cover key questions that introduce students to the different approaches in Psychology: the Developmental, Cognitive, Biological, Social and Individual Differences approaches.
Throughout every topic, students consider the use of research methods in Psychology. This includes the collection and analysis of data, so students are expected to be able to use arithmetic and graphs to analyse data, including measures of central tendency and dispersion.
POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS
Meet Di Austin, our Psychology teacher and dean of Pre-International GCSE. Di started teaching over 30 years ago -- before the arrival of the internet -- in a small town in South Africa.
Her experience has been enriched by teaching at schools in New Zealand and South Africa. Whether it is teaching 15 year olds or scholarship students, at the end of their time at high school, Di's aim is to support, encourage and push students towards academic excellence.
As a teacher, she has had a variety of roles and responsibilities including head of department, year level dean and been a check marker for external examinations. For the last 10 years, she has been involved in online learning teaching students from Whangerei to Dunedin.
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