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A-Level Psychology

Course Code: BA357

Course Overview

Study A-Level Psychology from home – your route to academic success!

This new A-Level course has been 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. 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.

Special discount - Enrol on 2 A-levels and get the third at a discount.

  • Enrol on 2 A-levels, get the third for £200
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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
    • Data Handling and Analysis
    • 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

Other Information

  • 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.

  • 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 (AS/A2) issued by AQA. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the best suited to distance learning.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • * 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. The examinations run on specific dates, which can be obtained by visiting the AQA website. You will be required to book these examinations yourself, but we can provide a list of over 400 A-Level test centres around the country to help with this.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be required to pay a fee to the examination centre of your choice and your exam when taking the A-Level exams.

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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    - Megan Mckenna, Horsham

    Study materials and the tutor support is great. I can use my tutor if and when I need her. They always have good advice to help me through and reassure me that I'm doing ok. The materials could be a bit more detailed, as im not sure if what's in the folder is what I need to know per section and therefore I am gathering my own research from textbooks. I was unable to go to college and studying with Open Study College was a great decision. I was able to learn at my own pace, without the stress of a college environment. 


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