Upper School (IGCSEs)
At Cambridge Upper School, we use an independent curriculum to help students secure top grades in their IGCSE Psychology examinations. Our MA/PhD qualified teachers introduce students to the fundamentals of psychology, enabling them to develop strong independent thinking, critical analysis, and research skills.
Students learn critical psychological concepts, research methodology, and theories. They grapple with four key areas of IGCSE Psychology: cognitive, biological, social, and learning. At CHS, we encourage students to become cognisant of the relationships between everyday life and psychology. Students begin to understand their own behaviour, feelings, and thought processes through the lens of psychology. They also become capable of understanding a range of different emotional situations and using the right approach based on their theoretical and practical knowledge.
Students engage with numerous contemporary studies, learn the meaning and appropriate use of key terms and concepts, and draw conclusions based on their observations. Our students secure top grades in their IGCSE Psychology examinations. We equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to perform exceptionally well in A Levels and beyond.
We offer a range of assessments during our live lessons. These include summative tests, worksheets, pop quizzes, group activities, and more. Using these assignments, our teachers assess each student’s skills and knowledge.
Homework is given at the end of each week. Students get a chance to polish their skills and cover more ground. We plan homework around a range of different topics and subtopics, taking special care to cover everything in the syllabus.
Parents are given 24/7 access to their children’s coursework. We also maintain an open line of communication between parents and teachers to ensure complete transparency. Additionally, we hold 3 parent-teacher consultations each year, one in every term. Parents can also set up consultations with teachers at mutually convenient times.
The course follows the current AQA GCSE specifications. We use the textbooks recommended for AQA GCSE Psychology. This specification enables students to develop a stronger understanding of psychology and the various topics within. Students progress exceptionally well from IGCSE Psychology to A Level Psychology.
Paper 1: Cognition and Behaviour
- Research methods
Paper 2: Social Context and Behaviour
- Social influence
- Language, thought and communication
- Brain and neuropsychology
- Psychological problems
AQA Psychology for GCSE: Student Book. (2017). By Cara Flanagan, Dave Berry, Ruth Jones, Mark Jones, & Rob Liddle.
Parents shoulder the responsibility of arranging their child’s IGCSE examinations at their local registered examination centre. At Cambridge Home School Online, we teach students from different countries across the globe. It’s not practical for our school to manage each student’s local exam registration or offer a single venue for students to sit their examinations.
We presently have students from the UK, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Keeping this geographical diverseness in mind,Read More
we are not registered with Cambridge International Examinations. However, we have partnered with numerous examination centres registered with CIE, OCR, Edexcel, and AQA.
We also help students find a suitable venue to sit their written and practical examinations. We understand that this process isn’t easy and often requires external support. Students can approach us for any registration-related questions and problems they may have. Our teachers provide complete support and assistance.
Meet The Teacher
Hi my name is Alisdair Taylor (Ph.D) and I am head of psychology at CHS. I have extensive experience in teaching and researching psychology. My teaching style relies on honesty, patience and transparency. My students tend to do very well indeed in their examinations when they study and work hard. I play tennis regularly and am a sports enthusiast in general.
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