GCSE Psychology is assessed through 2 written exams; Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each paper is 1 hour and 45 minutes and worth 100 marks. Each paper is split in to 4 sections, which correspond to 4 topics. There will be 25 marks for each topic, with a choice of multiple choice, short and extended responses.
Paper 1 topics are Memory, Perception, Development and Research Methods.
Paper 2 topics are Social Influence, Language and thought, The Brain and Neuropsychology and Psychological Problems.
Note that Research Methods can be tested in both papers, and that 10% of the content will require the student to make calculations.
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