Both SL and HL students are assessed on the syllabus core (levels of analysis) in paper 1. In addition SL students are assessed on their knowledge and comprehension of one option in paper 2, whereas HL students are assessed on two options. At Pamoja Education, SL Psychology students study Abnormal Psychology while HL students study both Abnormal Psychology and Human Relationships.
HL students are assessed on their knowledge and comprehension of qualitative research methodology in paper 3.
In the internal assessment, the report of a simple experimental study conducted by HL students requires inferential statistical analysis and a more in-depth approach than that required of SL students.