1Course Overview

A Level Psychology inc Exams

Course code: OSC1314

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  • Official AQA Psychology A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!

Study A Level Psychology from the comfort of your own home - without the stress of booking exams!

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course includes the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level Psychology qualification and those all-important UCAS points.

Our A Level courses are always updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content. 

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with
  • Develop your skills and open doors to a fascinating range of career options including occupational psychology, clinical psychology and forensic psychology

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared.

When you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies - a convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

Simply receive your course materials through the post or online and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

 

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2Course Content

Course Content

AQA Specification Code: 7182

This A-Level will allow you to study the following topics:

  • 4.1.1 Social Influence
  • 4.1.2 Memory
  • 4.1.3 Attachment
  • 4.1.4 Psychotherapy
  • 4.2. Psychology in Context
  • 4.2.1 Approaches in Psychology
  • 4.2.2 Biopsychology
  • 4.2.3 Research Methods
  • 4.3.1 Scientific Processes
  • 4.2.3.2 Data Handling and Analysis
  • 4.2.3.3 Inferential Testing
  • 4.3.1 Issues and Debates in Psychology
  • 4.3.2 Relationships
  • 4.3.3 Gender
  • 4.3.4 Cognition and Development 
  • 4.3.5 Schizophrenia
  • 4.3.6 Eating Behaviour
  • 4.3.7 Stress
  • 4.3.8 Aggression
  • 4.3.9 Forensic Psychology
  • 4.3.10 Addiction
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Assessment

To achieve the full Psychology A Level qualification you will be assessed across the above topics. All topics will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

  • Paper 1:
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 96
  • Assessed: Content from topics 4.1.1 – 4.1.4
  • Assessment format: A mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

 

  • Paper 2:
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 96
  • Assessed: Content from topics 4.2.1 – 4.2.3
  • Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple choice questions

 

  • Paper 3:
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Weighing: 33.3% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 96
  • Assessed: Content from topics 4.3.1 and optional content from:
    • - one from option 1, (4.3.2-4.3.4)
    • - one from option 2, (4.3.5-4.3.7)
    • - one from option 3, (4.3.8-4.3.10)

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines. Your only deadlines are the A Level examinations.

The examinations for this course will be taken at a centre in either Birmingham or Macclesfield; we will book these for you when you feel you are ready. Additional exam centres in various locations will soon become available. 

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in Psychology by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent via email or by post, you choose. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in Psychology issued by AQA. 

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have a reasonable grade GCSE or O Level in Psychology as the concepts in the A Level Psychology may follow on from some of the knowledge you will have gained.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Examination fees
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College study pack*

*Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this A Level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course; we will book these exams for you. 

Please note: you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham or Macclesfield examination centre.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included in the cost of the package. 

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK, as this is the only guaranteed way to access examining centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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