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Assessment and professional support

The following links to key agencies provide assessment information and professional support for teachers of psychology.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

  • Follow links to the National Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject achievement standards. See in particular  NZQA psychology.
  • Further information on assessing with unit and achievement standards can be found on the NZQA website. Some  assessment resources are also available.

Other websites

The following websites have been recommended as helpful by teachers. They have not been extensively reviewed or checked for quality.

Note that  OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a UK awarding body that provides a range of general and vocational qualifications utilised by both public and private education providers. Several UK-based sites that offer OCR courses contain material that may be of interest to teachers of senior secondary psychology in New Zealand. Other UK sites that focus on A-level course work or prescriptions may also offer useful material.

AllPsych Online: The virtual psychology classroom 

This American site offers information, worksheets, and puzzles on a wide range of psychological topics.

APA Online: high school psychology

This site, hosted by the American Psychological Association (APA), has links to teaching resources.

Online Psychology Laboratory

This US-based site is presented in association with the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Science Digital Library (NSDL), and American Psychological Association Education Directorate. It provides interactive resources for teaching psychology. It also lets students contribute to online research in various fields of psychology.


Includes links to news, research, and resources relating to OCR and other senior courses.


This site offers teaching resources from a range of sources.

Research digest blog

This site is maintained by the British Psychological Society to report the latest research and news in psychology.

Simply psychology

This British site contains over 750 files of interest to psychology students working at A levels.

Local resources

Christchurch Psychology

Information about mental health, psychological issues and information about clinical psychology.

Ministry of Health

Resources about primary mental health including research articles and a database.

Neurological Foundation

Information on various neurological disorders: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and motor neuron diseases, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology

A few articles on positive psychology.

Te Pou

New Zealand's National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development. It provides information about ongoing and recently completed research.

Last updated July 7, 2022