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Course SummaryUse the entertaining lessons, quizzes and practice exams in this self-paced course to study for the VCE Psychology exam. Strengthen your psychology knowledge and enhance your ability to pass the exam with help from top instructors.
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About This Course
Get all the information you need to succeed on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Psychology exam by utilizing the informative resources in this online course. Fun lessons provide an in-depth look at a variety of psychology and mental health concepts. Short quizzes accompany each lesson and enable you to test your knowledge as you prepare to take the exam. Once you've finished this course, you will have a good grasp of the following:
- The brain's structure and function, brain plasticity and damage, and the brain's role in mental processes
- The relationship between the brain and technology
- The nervous system and how it functions
- Psychological development during childhood
- Abnormal and atypical psychological development
- Relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behavior
- Sensation and perception, cognition and intelligence, social cognition, and stress
- Memory and models of learning
- Consciousness and sleep
- Mental health disorders, phobias, and mental health maintenance
- Psychological studies and research
- Communication skills used in psychology essays and research
About the Exam
The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded after successful completion of a secondary education program. This certificate is used to apply to postsecondary university or technical education programs or secure employment. The VCE Psychology exam is offered in a paper-based format, features three sections, and has a total of 140 marks that can be earned. The exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes of reading time. Section A consists of 65 multiple-choice questions worth 65 marks, Section B consists of short-answer questions worth 60 marks, and Section C consists of short-answer and extended response questions worth 15 marks.
Test dates are set annually by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The VCAA also scores the exam. The score from the VCE Psychology exam accounts for 60% of the total Study Score.
Preparing & Registering for the VCE Psychology Exam
This course is filled with study tools that simplify your preparations for the VCE Psychology exam. Instructors have developed engaging lessons you can access at your own pace to get a better understanding of topics including reticular formation, brain development in adolescence, fetal alcohol syndrome, prosocial behavior, NREM sleep, and how social networks can help with abnormal functioning. Assessments available in this chapter include multiple-choice quizzes, chapter exams and a course exam, all of which can gauge your readiness to take the actual VCE Psychology exam. You can access these resources using any computer, smartphone or tablet, any time of day or night.
The VCAA publishes information annually to help you determine exactly when the exam will be offered and how to make sure you're prepared for the exam when it arrives. On the day of the test, you are permitted to bring pencils, pens, highlighters, sharpeners, erasers, and rulers into the examination room.
The Victorian Certification of Education (VCE) is offered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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