Subject information

The study of psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.

Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

By emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience), the subject allows students to develop useful skills in analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences by employing evidence-based procedures.

Stage 1 subject code: 1PSC10 or 1PSC20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code: 2PSC10 or 2PSC20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 1 and 2 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 212KB]

Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Robyn Pillans
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: +61 8 8372 7480