National 5 Psychology

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Attendance PatternDurationLocation SCQF LevelYear Group

Wednesday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am

One Year

UHI Perth

5

S4/S5

Wednesday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am

One Year

Perth Academy

5

S4/S5
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About this course

About this course

That National 5 Psychology course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of psychology through the study of a range of topics. Students will be taught about psychological concepts, theories and research studies to allow them to gain an understanding of human behaviour.  The study of topics from individual and social behaviour will enable them to understand a range of factors that influence human behaviour. Students will also study Research Methods in which they will gain an understanding of the cycle of research. They will also learn about the experimental method and the non- experimental method such as interview and survey. The importance of ethics within research will be highlighted. and candidates will also develop numeracy skills relevant to research.

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Course content

Course content

The National 5 Psychology course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of psychology through the study of a range of topics. Students will be taught about psychological concepts, theories and research studies to allow them to gain an understanding of human behaviour. The study of topics from individual and social behaviour will enable them to understand a range of factors that influence human behaviour.  

Students will also study Research Methods in which they will gain an understanding of the cycle of research. They will also learn about the experimental method and the non- experimental method such as interview and survey. The importance of ethics within research will be highlighted and candidates will also develop numeracy skills relevant to research. 

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students require to have achieved National 4 level competencies in numeracy and literacy to gain entry to National 5 Psychology.

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Course progression

Course progression

Students who successfully complete National 5 Psychology will have the opportunity to progress to Higher Psychology in year 5 or 6.