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A Level Psychology Course

A Level Psychology Course


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UCAS points UCAS points: Yes

Hours to complete Hours required: 360

Support Support: 2 years

Course Format Course format: Online


Course Information

This A' Level Psychology Course will give you an understanding of the way people think and why people behave in certain ways.

You will learn a variety of skills including analytical thinking, improved communication, problem solving and many more that will prepare you for an exciting future with the possibility of a range of fantastic careers.




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Modules A Level

  • Types of conformity
  • Conformity to social roles as investigated by Zimbardo
  • Explanations for obedience
  • Explanations of resistance to social influence, including social support and locus of control
  • Minority influence including reference to consistency, commitment and flexibility
  • The role of social influence processes in social change
  • The multi-store model of memory
  • Types of long-term memory
  • The working memory model
  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony
  • Improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, including the use of the cognitive interview
  • Caregiver-infant interactions in humans
  • Animal studies of attachment
  • Explanations of attachment
  • Ainsworth’s ‘Strange Situation’
  • Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation
  • The influence of early attachment on childhood and adult relationships, including the role of an internal working model.
  • Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to function adequately, statistical infrequency and deviation from ideal mental health.
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • The behavioural approach to explaining and treating phobias
  • The cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression
  • The biological approach to explaining and treating OCD.
  • Learning approaches
  • The cognitive approach
  • The biological approach
  • The psychodynamic approach
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Comparison of approaches.
  • The divisions of the nervous system
  • The structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurons. The process of synaptic transmission, including reference to neurotransmitters, excitation and inhibition.
  • The function of the endocrine system: glands and hormones
  • The fight or flight response including the role of adrenaline
  • Localisation of function in the brain and hemispheric lateralisation
  • Ways of studying the brain
  • Biological rhythms.
  • Experimental methods
  • Observational techniques
  • Self-report techniques
  • Correlations
  • Content analysis
  • Case studies
  • Scientific processes
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Inferential testing
  • Gender and culture in Psychology
  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature-nurture debate
  • Holism and reductionism
  • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation
  • Ethical implications of research studies and theory, including reference to social sensitivity.
  • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development, including the zone of proximal development and scaffolding
  • Baillargeon’s explanation of early infant abilities, including knowledge of the physical world
  • The development of social cognition.
  • Explanations for food preferences
  • Neural and hormonal mechanisms involved in the control of eating behaviour, including the role of the hypothalamus, ghrelin and leptin
  • Biological explanations for anorexia nervosa, including genetic and neural explanations
  • Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa
  • Biological explanations for obesity, including genetic and neural explanations
  • Psychological explanations for obesity, including restraint theory, disinhibition and the boundary model.
  • Describing addiction
  • Risk factors in the development of addiction, including genetic vulnerability, stress, personality, family influences and peers
  • Explanations for nicotine addiction
  • Explanations for gambling addiction
  • Reducing addiction
  • The application of the following theories of behaviour change to addictive behaviour; the theory of planned behaviour and Prochaska’s six-stage model of behaviour change.

Modules AS Level

  • Types of conformity
  • Conformity to social roles as investigated by Zimbardo
  • Explanations for obedience
  • Explanations of resistance to social influence, including social support and locus of control
  • Minority influence including reference to consistency, commitment and flexibility
  • The role of social influence processes in social change.
  • The multi-store model of memory
  • Types of long-term memory
  • The working memory model
  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Factors affecting the accuracy of eyewitness testimony
  • Improving the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, including the use of the cognitive interview.
  • Caregiver-infant interactions in humans
  • Animal studies of attachment
  • Explanations of attachment
  • Ainsworth’s ‘Strange Situation’
  • Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation
  • The influence of early attachment on childhood and adult relationships, including the role of an internal working model.
  • Learning approaches
  • The cognitive approach
  • The biological approach
  • Definitions of abnormality, including deviation from social norms, failure to function adequately, statistical infrequency and deviation from ideal mental health.
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • The behavioural approach to explaining and treating phobias
  • The cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression
  • The biological approach to explaining and treating OCD
  • Experimental method. Types of experiment, laboratory and field experiments; natural and quasi-experiments
  • Observational techniques
  • Self-report techniques
  • Correlations

Previous Knowledge Required

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Assessment

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations/practicals at an AQA approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

A Level Exams
There are three exams for the full A Level qualificaiton. The length of each exam is two hours long.

AS Level Exams
There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is 1 hour 30 minutes long.

This A' Level Psychology course forms part of the linear qualifications. This means that learners will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

You will not be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification as they are now classed as entirely independent qualifications and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan. The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Course

Payment Method

Initial Payment

Monthly Instalment

Total Payable

A Level Psychology

Pay in Full

£295.00

Nil

£295.00

A Level Psychology

Instalment Option

£115.00

£60.00 x 4 months

£355.00

AS Level Psychology

Pay in Full

£249.00

Nil

£249.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.

Specification code

A' Level Psychology AQA: 7182
AS Level Psychology AQA: 7181



FAQs

Students in the past have progressed onto the following degree courses:-

  • Psychology
  • English studies
  • Sociology
  • Business studies
  • Teaching
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Law.

Studying A' Level Psychology at University gives you all sorts of exciting career options, including:-

  • Marketing
  • Business development
  • Accountancy
  • Human resources
  • Forensic psychology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Nursing
  • Teaching.

Before you start your tutor will contact you to welcome you and, if you’re new to Learn Now, help you understand what study will be like. They’ll also clarify how and when they can be contacted, and how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you’ve started your tutor will mark and provide feedback on your assignments and support your progress throughout the course.


There is no coursework or practical involved with this course. Your final grade will be based on exams only. This qualification is 100% exam based.

With our A Level courses you receive support and access for up to two years. You can however complete the course much sooner if you wish to. You will need to check the exam dates for your A Level subject and the number of guided learning hours to ensure that you can achieve your goals.





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