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A Level Psychology Online Course AQA

Start Date

Anytime

Enrolment Fee

£345

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Support

Up to 2 years

UCAS

Up to 56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

A Level Psychology AQA Online Course

A Level Psychology Online Course AQA

Start Date

Enrolment Fee

Anytime

£345

PayPal Acceptance Mark

Support

2 years

UCAS

56 points

Qualification

A Level

Fast Track

Available

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

The mind is something intangible that exists within our brain; an unseen process of enzymes, chemicals and electric currents. But why is it that some people suffer from stress or mental illness? Or that others are considered abnormal for deviating from social norms? Psychology looks at questions like these and more. It’s a fascinating science with cutting edge research that has real world applications that you are bound to find interesting.

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.

What can I do with an A Level in Psychology?

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.

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.

Syllabus

The Full A Level has 11 topics you will need to cover and the AS Level has six topics.  These are listed below.

Awarding Body: AQA

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

AS Level Modules

  • 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

Full A Level Modules

  • 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.

Assessments

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 qualification. The length of each exam is two hours long.

Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1 A Level Qualification

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

Paper 1 Paper 1 AS Level Exams

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.

A Level Psychology Online Course Outcome

On successful completion of all your exams for the A Level Psychology Online Course, you will be awarded one of the following qualifications:

A Level in Psychology with AQA | AS Level in Psychology with AQA

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Enrolment Fees

Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course.  This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.

Our enrolment fee includes:

  • All study materials covering the full specification.
  • Full support where you can also message your tutor as many times as you need to.
  • Access to our online Library with a full range of eBooks.
  • Help completing university applications including UCAS and The Common Application.
  • Reference and predicted grade for University.
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Marked and graded practise examination papers
  • Eligibility for a Totum Card if you reside within the UK
  • Fast Track A Level if required and flexible learning from home 24/7.

The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.

FAQs

You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.

Your A Level course will be online.  You will access it via our online portal.  

With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled.  Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available.  All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal.  Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.

By opting for our International A Level, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world.  With our UK A Levels (AQA), you can study them from outside of the UK, however you would need to sit the actual exams for these within the UK.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

The Guided learning hours for A Levels are as follows:-

AS Level: 180 hours

A Level:  360 hours

These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams. 

If you are referring to A Levels at college then yes!

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the world in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else.

Provided you have completed enough work on the course within a reasonable amount of time, we will be able to provide a predicted grade / reference for university. 

Please provide at least 3 months notice for this, otherwise this will incur a small fee.

We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.