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19/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

17/02/18

Retweetd From Charlie Comerford

Amazing week teaching and learning in with - such incredible students and staff https://t.co/lqnIs9kXwN

15/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - flight is on time and should be landing in approximately 1hour45mins.

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Absolutely fantastic day in Ugrachandi Boarding School looking at world hunger and how we can work collaboratively to resolve this. Kids have been brilliant today in evaluating strategies https://t.co/S1PMTa86Re

15/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP Geography

Great session today learning about democracy and thinking critically! https://t.co/rFEgURFTPE

14/02/18

Barcelona https://t.co/MAjmpWQntY

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students at La Sagrada Familia https://t.co/5jbersyFB6

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 Students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/bIWrqiWqte

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/ATIGeDleao

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - The view from Castell de Montjuic after a hike to the top and the sun is shining! https://t.co/wDrUJrPcfe

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - year 9's at the Olympic stadium https://t.co/sPCmaseSHs

12/02/18

Flight was on time and students have arrived in Barcelona safely.

12/02/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Great work by the Yr9/10 Sports leaders today at the KS1 multi skills festival. https://t.co/YPfixNlYWm

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the U14 boys rugby team who finished as joint winners in the project tournament today despite being 1/2 years younger than the Rest of the teams. https://t.co/6ecqQOUwXD

08/02/18

The February edition of our newsletter is now available on our site at https://t.co/sDlLuRmOvE https://t.co/LlDVbOdtoQ

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Superb performance by the ever improving Yr10 handball team tonight against a strong side. https://t.co/VqSofoijPC

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Nice move by Zealinjo in today’s Yr10 handball game. https://t.co/nJHq2zUKJB

08/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

So close from the U16 girls football team tonight in their league fixture against coloma. https://t.co/CREe4XPHeu

06/02/18

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Well done to the karting team on winning their local heat and qualifying for the SE England final in April! https://t.co/NmtnC4VRh9

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Psychology

Year 12 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Students are introduced to Approaches in Psychology, Biological Psychology, Research Methods and Memory. This gives them the basic understanding of psychology concepts, thus providing a strong foundation. 
 
Overview Spring Term:
Topics include Attachment and Social Influence which related to human development and social interaction respectively. 
 
Overview Summer Term:
The final topic is Psychopathology, where students discuss the theories surrounding the origins of mental disorders. 
 

Assessments:

PAPER 1: Introductory topics in Psychology
  • Social Influence
  • Memory 
  • Attachment 
 
PAPER 2: Psychology in Context
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Psychopathology 
 
Both papers are written exams: 1 hour 30 minutes
72 marks in total
Each paper is worth 50% of AS level
Consists of three sections A, B and C which all have multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks
 
Homework:
Watching documentaries and applying knowledge
Designing and carrying out independent research
Completing exam questions
Researching information prior to the lesson being taught
 
Events and Trips:
Psychology revision conference
Other useful resources that may help to support your child with their learning:
 
Websites:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology 
http://www.simplypsychology.org/ 
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Psychology Review 
 
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
London Zoo

Year 13 overview

Overview Autumn Term:
Students build on their knowledge of Approaches, Biopsychology and Research Methods. 
They will also be introduced to one of the following options:

  • Forensic psychology 
  • Addiction
  • Aggression 
Overview Spring Term:
During the Spring Term, students will choose to study two of the following optional topics:
 
  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognition and development
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating behaviour
  • Stress
As well as the compulsory topic Issues and Debates in Psychology. 
 
Overview Summer Term:
Students have the opportunity to revise the topics they learnt during the first year of their A level. Topics include:
 
  • Social influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research methods

Assessments:

PAPER 1: Introductory topics in Psychology
PAPER 2: Psychology in Context
PAPER 3: Issues and Options in psychology
 
Each written exam: 2 hours
96 marks in total
33.3% of A-level
 

Homework:
Watching documentaries and applying knowledge
Designing and carrying out independent research
Completing exam questions
Researching information prior to the lesson being taught

Events and Trips:
The British Psychological Society Student Conference
Psychology revision conference
 
Websites:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychology 
http://www.simplypsychology.org/
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
The Lucifer Effect
A Million Little Pieces 
Psychology Review
Educational Visits: e.g. museums, galleries, places of interest etc.
Bethlem Museums of the Mind
 
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