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Induction Task 3 for students hoping to study Psychology in September.

Welcome to the blog!

You will be spending a lot of time here, so it’s good to get started early!

Here is task 3, and as you can see from our strapline (“Where effort rules”) what we value most is the effort you put into your work, so make sure you try your hardest on all the induction tasks!

Task 3 is asking you to do a small experiment, so make sure you follow the instructions on the sheet. We will be doing a fair amount of practical work in Psychology, so it’s important that you know what to expect from the start.

Needless to say, you must bring a fully written-up experiment to your first lesson in September, so get it done as early as possible to make it top quality. I look forward to reading your report – past students have come up with some brilliant ideas!

Induction Task 3

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Below is a letter  about the textbook you will need for September. Secondhand copies may be available from Year 13 Psychology leavers.

textbook letter Psychology 2017

I look forward to working with you in September!

Mr Haggerty

Urgent Exam practice for 12C – Thursday 15th June

Hello all,

As I explained today I can’t be with you on Thursday, so here are the practice questions I promised:

Attempt two questions minimum,
Purple pen your answers
Leave the work on my desk
Work in C1 for the double period and use your time wisely!

  1. Evaluate the methodology and procedures of Myers and Diener (1995) [10 Marks] 13 Minutes
  2. Evaluate one strength and one weakness of the cognitive approach [4+4 marks] 11 minutes
  3. Compare and contrast the behaviourist and biological approaches using the psychological debates. [12 marks]  16 minutes

I am around on Friday if you need me.


Mr Haggerty

12D Important Information!

Hi class,

The vital PPEs are coming up and your Psychology exam is on Monday 26th.

For you to be ready you need to move up your revision into top gear. So to help, I will be doing a folder check on Monday 12th June, when we will also discuss your revision needs for the exam. For this to be useful, you will also need to complete the the checklist for Component 1 and the 2 checklists for Component 2.

So for Monday 12th of June you will arrive at the lesson with:

  1. a completely organised folder (full of hard copies for me to check – I will not accept chrome book copies)
  2.  Three checklists completed which highlight which topics need the most attention.

You know how important these PPEs are, so I’m sure you will arrive on Monday with all of this complete – keep up the great effort!

Come and see me if you need any help or advice.

See you soon!

12C – Essential printing for Thursday 8th June

Hello  all,

here is the worksheet you need to help you evaluate the Cognitive approach.

I have also added a link to a summary evaluation table and the powerpoint we will use in class.

To make sure we get off to a flying start this week please make sure you have printed off and  COMPLETED the first page of the essential handout.

Essential handout

cognitive evaluation

Support material

Class Powerpoint

cognitive eval

Summary evaluation table

Approaches evaluation table


See you Thursday!