GCSE Psychology

Course Codes

OSC1379 / OSC1380

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Achieve your GCSE Psychology qualification with this online course and study from the comfort of your own home.

  • Achieve an internationally recognised qualification in GCSE Psychology from AQA.
  • Study fascinating topics such as the constructivist theory of perception, Piaget's stage theory, and non-verbal communication.
  • Study at your own pace and develop a solid foundation of knowledge that will prepare you for future studies in related fields.
  • Choose whether to add your exams to your enrolment and we will take care of booking these for you when you're ready!
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Course overview

Study the fascinating topic of psychology and learn more about how our social interactions influence our way of thinking, how the brain develops, and the theories behind the link between language and thoughts.

This online GCSE course in Psychology provides the perfect foundation of knowledge for a variety of future study pathways and careers, including healthcare, marketing, social work, sports, and more!

This AQA GCSE Psychology course is the same as the GCSE syllabus currently studied in traditional schools throughout the UK, allowing you to achieve an internationally recognised GCSE qualification from home at your own pace.

Please note, you must complete the official exams in order to achieve your qualification in GCSE Psychology. 

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment, we will book these for you, saving you the hassle of booking them yourself and giving you more time to dedicate to your psychology studies.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your AQA GCSE Psychology qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Two paper based exams.

Course content

Extra info

Course Duration

You will have up to one year to complete your GCSE Psychology studies from the date you receive your materials.

With this course, you will have the flexibility to study at your own pace, and your only deadlines are the GCSE exams, which typically take place during the summer exam period (May/June).

Course Requirements

There are no requirements and you do not need any previous knowledge to enrol on this course!

Assessment

To achieve your GCSE Psychology qualification, your knowledge gained during your studies of all four units will be assessed across two paper-based exams.

If you add your exams to your enrolment we will book them when you’re ready. If you choose to book your exams through us, you will need to sit your exams at centres located in either Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster, London, or Macclesfield. Before adding the option to include your exams to your enrolment, please ensure you are able to travel to these locations.

While you are formally assessed by completing your exams, you will also need to submit tutor-marked assignments to allow your tutor to monitor your progress.

There are two paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Study Method

This course enables you to study your GCSE Psychology course from home. Your course materials will be sent by post or you can study online, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the exams, you will receive your GCSE Psychology qualification.

The GCSE is awarded by AQA and it is recognised by universities, schools, and employers globally.

Exam details

Paper 1: Cognition and behaviour

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 50% of GCSE
  • Total marks: 100

What’s assessed: memory, perception, development and research methods. You will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Questions:

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).

Paper 2: Social context and behaviour

  • Type: written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Weighting: 50% of GCSE
  • Total marks: 100

What’s assessed: social influence, language, thought and communication, brain and neuropsychology and psychological problems. Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Questions:

  • Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
  • Section D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing (25 marks).
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