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  • A-Level Psychology

    Psychology is an engaging and interesting subject and is valuable across a range of careers, professions and of course in higher education. Psychology is the study of the mind, and if you are fascinated by people this is the course for you. You will explore different psychological conditions, their causes and their treatments.

    • Course Description

      A Level Psychology

      Course code: NALV07

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: AQA A Level Psychology

      Awarding body: AQA

      The first time this exam can be taken is 2017, if you are looking to take your A-Level sooner please check out our Fast Track A-Levels.

      Psychology is an engaging and interesting subject and is valuable across a range of careers, professions and of course in higher education.

      Psychology is the study of the mind, and if you are fascinated by people this is the course for you.

      You will explore different psychological conditions, their causes and their treatments.

    • Psychology course overview

      During this A-Level Psychology course you will examine social influence, memory and attachment as well as research methods, the scientific process and explore relationships, gender, stress and aggression.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA) you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A-Level Psychology.

      Skills gained

      • Developing essential knowledge and understanding of psychology
      • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of the scientific method
      • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical and problem solving skills
      • Be enthusiastic for the subject
      • Understand how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy

      Course outline

      You must sit three examinations and submit a piece of coursework:

      Paper 1: Content from topics 4.1.1-4.1.4

      Questions:

      Section A: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section B: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section C: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section D: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Exam length: 2 hours, 96 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

      Paper 2: Content from 4.2.1-4.2.3

      Section A: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section B: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section C: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Exam length: 2 hours, 96 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

      Paper 3: Content from 4.3.1, Optional content from Option 1 (4.3.2 – 4.3.4), Option 2 (4.3.5 – 4.3.7), Option 3 (4.3.8 – 4.3.10) 

      Section A: 24 Marks (Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing)

      Section B: One topic from Option 1 (4.3.2 – 4.3.3) Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

      Section C: One topic from Option 1 (4.3.5 – 4.3.7) Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

      Section D: One topic from Option 1 (4.3.8 – 4.3.10) Multiple choice, short answer and extended writing

      Exam length: 2 hours, 96 marks, 33.3% of A-Level

      Course content

      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

      Assessment

      The AQA A-Level Psychology qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently only available in paper-based format.

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Your tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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