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  • The same GCSE qualification you’d get in school, all online
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 2500+ independent reviews
  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal Psychology tutor
  • Learn at your own pace and set your own schedule
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your phone, tablet or laptop

Why is this course right for you?

Our uniquely flexible online Psychology course means that even if you're working full-time or caring for family, you can fit learning around your busy schedule.

You'll gain an insight into the motivations and thought processes of the people around you, making you a better negotiator, employee, and friend. 

As you discover how others think, you'll also better understand your own psyche and behavioural traits.

Your GCSE Psychology will be a stepping stone to further education, a fulfilling career - and a better future.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.


Course content

This course will teach you the AQA GCSE Psychology (specification 8182) syllabus.

You'll cover the following topics:

Cognition and behaviour

  • Unit 1: Memory
  • Unit 2: Perception
  • Unit 3: Development
  • Unit 4: Research methods

Social context and behaviour

  • Unit 5: Social influence
  • Unit 6: Language, thought and communication
  • Unit 7: Brain and neuropsychology
  • Unit 8: Psychological problems

For details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download the GCSE Psychology course guide.


GCSE exams

Please note that you’re responsible for booking your exam.

You’ll arrange to sit it at a school or college roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date.

The GCSE Psychology exam consists of two written papers, each lasting 1 hour 45 minutes.

Your exam fees aren't included in the course cost as you'll pay these directly to your exam centre.

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  • Get help from your personal Psychology tutor whenever you get stuck
  • Contact your tutor anytime online or arrange a phone call
  • All our tutors are qualified teachers and subject specialists
  • Complete marked mock exams to ensure you're well-prepared for the real thing


We’re the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

We’re also the UK’s most trusted GCSE provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

Our flexibility, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of students like you get the GCSEs they need to succeed.

Yes, it’s exactly the same.

You’ll sit the same exams at the same time as all the other GCSE students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

Your GCSE will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide, exactly the same as if you'd studied in school or college.

Right away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol – you can begin your course at any time.

Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

The course contains everything you need to know, so you'll be able to excel in your exams without using extra textbooks.

However, we do recommend that you read as widely as you can, and the following books are a great starting point:

  • Woods, B., Holt, N., Lewis, R. and Carrington, V. (2012) AQA GCSE Psychology Understanding Psychology, 4th revised edition, Hodder Education (ISBN: 978- 1444168334)
  • Boswell, K., Harris, S., Helliwell, D., McKenzie, J. and Stanley, M. (2009) AQA GCSE Psychology Student Book, Nelson Thorne (ISBN: 978-1408503959)

  • Unlimited 1:1 support from your personal Psychology tutor, online or by phone
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Student forums so you can connect and share advice with other students
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the AQA GCSE Psychology (specification 8182) exam.

Exam centres are usually schools or colleges that are also submitting their own students for the exam.

AQA publish a list of exam centres that may accept private candidates. This won’t cover every available centre, so if there’s nothing shown in your area, we recommend contacting local schools and colleges directly.

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose.

If you’d like to pay in full, you can enrol online using the ‘Add to Basket’ button at the top of the page.

If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our GCSE Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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