The IB Psychology course is aimed at introducing the three crucial approaches to behaviour – biological, cognitive and sociocultural. Through the study of concepts, theories and research, students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge of mental processes in an applied area of study.
1:1 and Group Classes
We teach a hybrid model of solo and regular timetabled group classes (currently online). We assess the individual needs of every student and, partnering with parents, mutually decide on an appropriate course of study for the student. Our general recommendation is that students start their learning in a group class and once core theory has been understood, group sessions can be complemented with solo classes to consolidate learning and address any specific concerns.
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What Will I Learn?
- Mastery of core curriculum topics
- Unique question-specific strategies
- Exam techniques practiced through extensive question practice and personalised feedback
- Time management strategies
- An applied understanding and appreciation of the subject beyond the syllabus
- Lifelong subject and interdisciplinary skills
- How to achieve excellent grades
Approaches to Understanding Behavior – Biological, Cognitive and Sociocultural
The three levels of analysis– biological, cognitive and sociocultural– are the three fundamental influences of behavioural psychology. Synthesizing and integrating explanations offered by all three levels to provide a satisfactory evaluation of behaviour is what this course aims to do.
Approaches to Researching Behavior
This unit aims to encourage qualitative research that includes observations, interviews and case studies, thus encouraging students to investigate different aspects of behaviour appropriately.
Abnormal, Developmental and Health Psychology
Students have the option of picking an area of Psychology that interests them and learn it empirically and theoretically. These fields complement the core subject areas while also contributing to the development of modern Psychology.
Psychology of Human Relationships
Social Psychology is incomplete without a study of human relationships–familial, romantic, antagonistic, etc. This unit aims to understand the complexities of human relationships in order to improve interpersonal relationships, promote social solidarity and reduce violence.
UWCSEA Student, Grade 11
I found it went very well she taught a lot and gave multiple examples which helped to connect. She asked me questions in between to make sure I was understanding the content. Overall she was very easy to speak to and friendly.