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International Baccalaureate

Homewood Sixth Form offers a wider range of qualifications which are described in more detail in our prospectus. For more information, please look at the guides below.

The IB Career-related Programme: a guide for parents and students in the UKIBCP Video

IBCP Core

Courses

PSYCHOLOGY

IBCP

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr B Dang

The IB Diploma Programme higher level psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behaviour and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 or above including Maths and Science and preferably English.


Course Content

The IB Diploma Programme higher level Psychology course aims to develop an awareness of how research findings can be applied to better understand human behaviour and how ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry. Students learn to understand the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour and explore alternative explanations of behaviour. They also understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry. In addition, the course is designed to:

  • Encourage the systematic and critical study of human experience and behaviour; physical, economic and social environments; and the history and development
  • of social and cultural institutions
  • Develop the capacity to identify, analyse critically and evaluate theories, concepts and arguments about the nature and activities of the individual
  • and society
  • Enable students to collect, describe and analyse data used in studies, test hypotheses; and interpret complex data and source material
  • Enable the student to recognize that the content and methodologies are contestable and that their study requires the toleration of uncertainty
  • Develop an awareness of how psychological research can be applied for the better understanding of human behaviour
  • Ensure that ethical practices are upheld in psychological inquiry
  • Develop an understanding of the biological, cognitive and sociocultural influences on human behaviour
  • Develop an understanding of alternative explanations of behaviour
  • Understand and use diverse methods of psychological inquiry

This course is taken as part of the IBCP or as a stand-alone subject.


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SOCIAL & CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

IBCP:

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mr B Dang

The IB social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSE grades at 4 including English.


Course Content

The IB social and cultural anthropology course offers an opportunity for students to become acquainted with anthropological perspectives and ways of thinking, and to develop critical, reflexive knowledge.

Social and cultural anthropology contributes a distinctive approach to intercultural awareness and understanding. Anthropology fosters the development of citizens who are globally aware and ethically sensitive. The Social and Cultural Anthropology course for Higher Level students is designed to introduce the principles, practices and materials of the discipline. The aims are to:

  • Explore principles of social and cultural life and characteristics of societies and cultures
  • Develop an awareness of historical, scientific and social contexts within which Social and Cultural Anthropology has developed
  • Develop in the student a capacity to recognize preconceptions and assumptions of their own social and cultural environments
  • Develop an awareness of relationships between local, regional and global processes and issues

This course is taken as part of the IBCP or as a stand-alone subject.


Open Evening Documents

IBCP Social and Cultural Anthropology