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Psychology GCSE

Psychology is the science of the mind; the study of, among other things, how our thought processes work, why we behave the way we do and how we learn. Our GCSE Psychology course will allow you to better understand both yourself and others and provides a great introduction for anyone interested in studying psychology at a higher level or simply learning more about how our minds work.

GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.  You’ll learn about different schools of psychology and psychological theories, explanations for different behaviours and the research methods used to study the subject. Full details of the course can be found below.

This GCSE Psychology course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. You will have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you to sit your final iGCSE examinations in the UK. GCSE’s are Qualifications that count.

At the time of writing, please note that due to upcoming changes the final opportunity to sit exams for this course is Summer 2019.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam) 
Psychology is the science of the mind; the study of, among other things, how our thought processes work, why we behave the way we do and how we learn.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: G008
Qualification code: 8182

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

 

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020. 

You’ll be required to complete the two GCSE standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 1 hours 30 minutes, 50% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete 16 assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be taken in the same session.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive a GCSE in Psychology, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have the ability to read and write English effectively.
Section 1
Making sense of other people
  • Explanations of memory
  • Forgetting
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Non-verbal and verbal communication
  • Eye contact as non-verbal communication
  • Facial expression as non-verbal communication
  • Body language as non-verbal communication
  • Personal space as non-verbal communication
  • Temperament
  • Development of personality: type theory
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Stereotyping
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Reducing prejudice
  • Experiments
  • Selecting participants
  • How to use people in experiments
  • Hypotheses: how to ask questions
  • Presenting results (1)
  • Presenting results (2)
  • Ethical considerations

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrollment.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.  Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 3 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.