Psychology Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Sawyer

L2 Psychology

Psychological approaches and theories are relevant for understanding all aspects of behaviour.

  • Making ourselves better people throughout our life journey, as a child, sibling, friend, student, athlete, mentor, partner, parent, employee, entrepreneur, social commentator, makerketer, artist, musician, film maker, designer, counsellor, economist, lawyer, physician, policy analyst, engineer, teacher, and yes if we want as a psychologist

Psychology expands our worldview.

  • We understand ourselves better, we can understand others, and understanding others we understand ourselves.

Psychology as a gateway to science literacy.

  • Arts students stay engaged in the sciences

Creating a pathway to a career in psychological practice and science.

  • As one of many career pathways

This course of study is for students who are curious about people, why we do what we do - our mind and behaviours. To enjoy success in this program as a VC student demands that:

  1. You are highly self-managed, meaning you commit to tasks and submit on due dates.

  2. You are deliberate with the classroom protocols, meaning you have read and studied them, you know what they are, you double check against these all the time in how you manage your processes.

  3. You are also a growth-mindset student, meaning you accept academic challenges, you take academic risks, and are not afraid of failure - you view failure as another learning step. 

  4. Finally, you take the initiative to make contact with me without hesitation whenever you have questions.

If this sounds like you, then welcome to psychology.

In psychology you will learn how to question, and in the process learn new things about yourself and others. I’d like to introduce you to psychology in real contexts so it is meaningful, in particular social psychology and clinical psychology.

Recommended Prior Learning

I insist that you must be a self-motivated learner who is either really good at self-management, or who recognises that this is a growth area that you want to improve - quickly. As long as you’re honest and willing to push yourself, then you’re the kind of learner I want to teach.

You understand and agree to the terms of entry, and have signed a copy of the learner’s contract

Assessment Information

Throughout the year you will have four standards to complete, and an opportunity of a fifth standard if your grades are high enough. The course offers 21 credits.
Please note, there are no reassessments for any of the standards.


Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.