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07/12/21

HCACP Academic Tutoring day is on Mon 13/12/21. 8:30-4:00pm, Years 7-10 and 12-13. Parent/guardians can choose either virtual or in person. Appointments can be made from Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 4:00 pm. Please visit https://t.co/HtkWKmfeuZ to book your appointments.

07/12/21

HCACP working with our local partners to support students with safe holiday activities’. https://t.co/FgybN3ri9O

06/12/21

Year 13 Virtual Parents Consultation Evening The Virtual Parents Evening will take place on the 9th December 2021 from 16:00 - 19:00. Please ensure that you have made your appointments before this date.

06/12/21

Just a reminder that we have Parents’ Forum tonight at 5.45pm, followed by an Online Safety Session. Please check your emails for the link which was sent on Friday.

04/12/21

This Year 7 superstar made his own circuit to explain the discovery of filament bulb https://t.co/33rzsB8Ko5

04/12/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Massive thank you to for inspiring our sixth form students at today. Claude shared his journey of entrepreneurship, pursuing professional sport and future opportunities ahead with 🙌👏 https://t.co/vy3c1N6IRF

03/12/21

Proudly presenting! Another superstar scientist. https://t.co/aUa9XFvrNK

03/12/21

One of our Year 7 superstar scientists showing off their work today https://t.co/R70QOvY7UI

03/12/21

We are so proud of the exceptional talent and knowledge shown in the Science fair by our scientists https://t.co/Zi9BWjVy3Z

03/12/21

The deadline for our Diverse Leaders programme is MONDAY 🚨❗️⏲️ , get your applications in NOW 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/ntVtIRftPr

03/12/21

Thank you to for attending our Y8 thematic day assembly . https://t.co/sKxK4ZlYoZ

01/12/21

There are just ❗️5 PLACES LEFT❗️ with 5 days until the deadline on our Diverse Leaders programme (starting January 2022). Sign up NOW to secure your place on this amazing programme for and 👉https://t.co/l0PFMZYJH3 https://t.co/mJt2CTudw2

01/12/21

Its Well-being Wednesday at HCACP. The theme for today is 'Gratitude' https://t.co/EiEqX7dJln

30/11/21

Fantastic to welcome Mr Thomas Famous, Member of Parliament for Devonshire East in Bermuda to . Mr Famous took time to tour the Academy and take part in a Q&A with Sixth Form students. https://t.co/ocvc0LsyVw

30/11/21

Year 6 Testing Day - The Academy will be closed for all student in Years 7-10 and Sixth form students on Friday 10th December.

29/11/21

🚨 The application DEADLINE for our Diverse Leaders programme is only one week away! 🚨 Be sure to get your application in ASAP to avoid losing out on this amazing opportunity designed especially for 🖱️👉 https://t.co/l0PFN0gkyB https://t.co/KM1v5JqPR9

26/11/21

HCACP students ready to give back to the community https://t.co/xWJCBK9mhI

26/11/21

Congratulations to our Year 7 team- 1st Place at the Harris Federation Spelling Bee! 🏆 https://t.co/CSjrreB7s3

26/11/21

Year 10s investigating specific heat capacity for different metal blocks. They recorded the current, temperature and voltage. . https://t.co/30osrk3rHn

26/11/21

Congratulations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️to ⁦⁩ Spelling Bee Winners!!!! https://t.co/ZV1jIUjvG0

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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

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