Psychology Higher

Psychology is an S6 option only


1) Individual Behaviour.
2) Social Behaviour.
3) Research.


This course examines how people behave and interact and why they do these things.  There is a substantial research section, leading to learners being taught how to conduct social science research.

Entry Pre-requisites 

Learners are expected to have studied successfully at least one science at National five level. Evidence of literacy skills, such as a National five pass in English, would also be helpful here.


Written exam (2hrs 40mins) = 67%
Practical assignment             = 33%

Leads to:

Higher Psychology would normally be required to study Psychology at university.

Further Information

Speak to Dr. Armstrong or Mr. McShane (Faculty Heads of Science).