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GCSE Psychology


GCSE Psychology

The GCSE Psychology course takes you to that most fascinating of places - the human mind. The study of psychology, of the ways we think and feel, can give you an insight into behaviour and help you develop skills that will be useful in fields as diverse as personnel management, communications, health care and education. The insights you gain through psychology study will be relevant no matter what you do, and the Psychology GCSE course is brought to life in an interesting and entertaining manner, looking at questions like why you like one person and not another, whether you can improve your memory, and how you can overcome a fear of spiders!

GCSE Psychology

During the GCSE Psychology course you'll gain an introduction to psychology that will help you understand what makes people tick, how emotions influence people's behaviour and how psychological factors can be measured and analysed.

Through the psychology course you will look at personality development and discover how attitudes and behaviours are shaped by psychology. The importance of memory and the many non-verbal ways we communicate will be explored, along with the ways in which people often form opinions based on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Studying psychology will also see you looking at the ways we learn and the impact social and peer influence has on our behaviour. You'll also explore sex and gender issues, uncover the psychological basis of aggression, and consider the ethics of working within this sensitive field.

You'll also learn effective research methods and how human psychology can be studied, recorded and analysed.

The GCSE Psychology course will help you on the way to more productive personal and business relationships. You'll recognise motivations and thought processes and be able to interact in ways that are appropriate and effective for each individual or group.


Entry Requirements

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our GCSE Psychology course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible. 

Where will I go from here?

A GCSE in Psychology will give you vital skills that can lead on to A Level and further studies in a wide range of fields, from communication and human resources to health care and education. If you are looking to enter or progress in employment, you'll find your Psychology GCSE will demonstrate to employers that you have the ability to commit to learning, and have acquired good reasoning and analytical skills - essential in practically every walk of life.

What will I gain?

This course will prepare you to sit the GCSE Psychology exams.

Assessment

You will be required to complete two exams for your GCSE in Psychology:

  • Unit 1 - 41801- Written Paper - 1 hour 30mins
  • Unit 2 - 41802- Written Paper - 1 hour 30mins

You should answer all questions.

Examinations are held in June each year.

Changes from June 2014

From June 2014 assessment will be linear meaning that 100% of the assessment (papers 41801 and 41802) must be taken at the same examination point.

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

What will I get?

Because we're experts in home learning, ICS knows about and offers all the support you need along the way.

You'll receive study materials that have been specially designed for distance learning by experts in your chosen field. You'll also have access to an experienced personal tutor both online and over the phone, ready to help you with guidance and motivation.

You'll also be part of the ICS Online Student Community, where you'll have access to library materials and your account information, as well as vital links with your fellow students, with the chance to discuss your work, ask questions and make new friends.

Study Period

12 months

Support period

12 months

Course code

G49

Course cost

SAVE £124.00 | £275.00 | In stock

Additional fees

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.

Our Psychology GCSE course prepares students for AQA GCSE Psychology syllabus (4180), for exams in 2012 and later years.

Unit 1: Making Sense of Other People

  • Memory
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Development of Personality
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination 
  • Research Methods
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Methods of Control, Data Analysis and Data Presentation
  • Ethical Considerations

Unit 2: Understanding Other People

  • Learning
  • Social Influence
  • Sex and Gender
  • Aggression
  • Research Methods
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Methods of Control
  • Data Analysis and Data Presentation
  • Ethical Considerations

 

You can either pay for your course in full or opt for a monthly payment plan.

Standard Course Fee: £399

Or speak to one of our course advisors now for payment plans.

 

Please note that you are responsible for making your own exam arrangements. You will have to pay an examination fee as well as a centre fee which will vary depending on exam centre.

Find out more information about arranging your examinations.