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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School


Head of Department: Stephanie Barratt  (

Key Stage 4

The GCSE Psychology course will follow the OCR specification. The course is made up of 2 exams, each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes Each exam is worth 50% of the overall GCSE. Students will cover the following topic areas:

Studies and applications in psychology 1:

  • Criminal Psychology
  • Development
  • Psychological Problems
  • Research Methods

Studies and applications in psychology 2:

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Sleep and Dreaming
  • Research Methods