A-Level Psychology

£695.00

This A-Level Psychology course is written to the latest specifications and designed to give you the best possible chance of success, as a psychologist.

Our A-Level Psychology course will teach you the transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. If you are fascinated by the idea of understanding the human brain and how it ticks, this is the perfect course for you.

SKU: X915 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% of marks
  • 2 hours, 33.3% 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.

Assignments
During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 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.

Course Content

  • Introduction to psychology and its origins
  • Learning and cognitive approaches
  • The biological approach and bio-psychology
  • Multi-store model of memory
  • Working memory model
  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Resistance to social influence
  • Minority influence and social change
  • Development of attachment
  • Explanations of attachment
  • Types of attachment
  • Maternal deprivation
  • Defining psychological abnormality
  • Phobias, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • The behavioural approach to phobias
  • The cognitive approach to depression
  • The biological approach to OCD
  • Research methods
  • Scientific processes
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • The psychodynamic approach
  • The humanistic approach
  • Further bio-psychology
  • Gender and culture in psychology
  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature–nuture debate
  • Holism and reductionism
  • Idiopathic and nomothetic approaches
  • Ethical implications of research studies
  • Comparing approaches
  • Classifying schizophrenia
  • Explanations for schizophrenia
  • Therapies for schizophrenia
  • The interactionist approach
  • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
  • Baillargeon and early infant abilities
  • The development of social cognition
  • Bio-psychological explanations of aggression
  • Ethological and evolutionary explanations of aggression
  • Social explanations for human aggression
  • Institutional aggression
  • Media influences on aggression
  • Psychology as a science
  • Inferential testing
  • Choosing a statistical test
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X915
  • Qualification code: 7182

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.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have the following GCSE before starting an A-Level Psychology course: Biology (Grade B), Chemistry (Grade C), Maths (Grade C).  However, equivalent courses, such as a Double or Triple Science (Grade B), IGCEs, BTEC Science or O Levels will be accepted, too.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there are set texts that will come free with the course as e-books: (1) AQA A-level Psychology Book 1, Jean-Marc Lawton and Eleanor Willard, Hodder Education 2015. (2) AQA A-level Psychology Book 2, Jean-Marc Lawton and Eleanor Willard, Hodder Education 2015Accordion Sample Description
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 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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