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GCSE Psychology

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Overview

  • Learn how the human brain works
  • Understand core psychological principles and behavioural methodologies
  • Learn about social influence such as conformity and obedience
  • All course content based on AQA guidelines and specifications
  • No entry requirements – start studying today!
  • Complete this GCSE in as little as 6 months

Studying your GCSE

Embarking on a GCSE Psychology course is to commit to the study of the human mind and behaviour.

Psychology is a broad discipline which includes many areas study such as human development, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive.

During the course of your GCSE Psychology you will study memory, perception, communication and social influence. You will have the opportunity to explore neuropsychology, psychological problems and the impact on the human mind.

By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas, processes and theories. You will be able to evaluate psychological ideas and make judgement or draw conclusions based on learned skills.

A GCSE Psychology qualification will allow you to go on to study the subject and other social sciences at A Level and beyond.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. All of our courses are online so you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you choose it to be and class starts when you're ready. That means you can study when it's best for you, not when someone tells you to. This allows you to work your studies around your work and family commitments. So you never have to choose between learning and spending time with the kids.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your psychology GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in psychology allows you to go on to study either at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study psychology or another social science at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research methods
  • Social influence
  • Language, thought and communication
  • Brain and neuropsychology
  • Psychological problems

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in Psychology, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

  • Learn how the human brain works
  • Understand core psychological principles and behavioural methodologies
  • Learn about social influence such as conformity and obedience
  • All course content based on AQA guidelines and specifications
  • No entry requirements – start studying today!
  • Complete this GCSE in as little as 6 months

Studying your GCSE

Embarking on a GCSE Psychology course is to commit to the study of the human mind and behaviour.

Psychology is a broad discipline which includes many areas study such as human development, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive.

During the course of your GCSE Psychology you will study memory, perception, communication and social influence. You will have the opportunity to explore neuropsychology, psychological problems and the impact on the human mind.

By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of psychological ideas, processes and theories. You will be able to evaluate psychological ideas and make judgement or draw conclusions based on learned skills.

A GCSE Psychology qualification will allow you to go on to study the subject and other social sciences at A Level and beyond.

Getting Started

Studying your GCSE with learndirect isn’t like with traditional colleges. All of our courses are online so you never need to worry about making it to class.

Your classroom is wherever you choose it to be and class starts when you're ready. That means you can study when it's best for you, not when someone tells you to. This allows you to work your studies around your work and family commitments. So you never have to choose between learning and spending time with the kids.

Because the course is online, you can start right away via our online portal. This gives you the choice to decide not only when to study, but how quickly you want to complete the course.

You will also be provided with a tutor to support you throughout your psychology GCSE. Your tutor will mark your assignments, providing guidance and feedback. They are also on hand to answer questions or clarify anything should you get stuck.

Pursuing your career

A GCSE in psychology allows you to go on to study either at A-level, complete an RQF or an Access to HE Diploma. All of which can allow you to go on to study psychology or another social science at degree level.

Modules

During your studies you will cover the following modules:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research methods
  • Social influence
  • Language, thought and communication
  • Brain and neuropsychology
  • Psychological problems

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection.

Assessment

At the end of each unit you will find an end of unit assignment. This is completed online and submitted to your tutor. Once assessed your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. Once you’ve successfully passed each unit you’ll be ready to take your exam!

Qualifications

At the end of this course, if you decide to take an exam, after passing you’ll have gained a GCSE in Psychology, which can enable you to go on to further and higher education programmes and can also help give you access to some universities.

Hear from our past Students

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