Please note, all the information below regards GCSE Psychology. The next available course begins in September 2024 and you will be able to start applying for this course in the spring and summer. Your date of application will be taken from the date you applied for the course. Please read the information below and apply to join the waiting list in readiness for spring 2024.
This GCSE Psychology course will help you learn about human behaviour and the mind. You will learn about social and cognitive influences, the brain and neuropsychology, and some psychological issues that some individuals have. Learning about research methods is also part of this course along with learning about key figures and theorists within the field of psychology.
A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work or further study.
Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that is designed to develop your skills in these areas. To support this, you will undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework.
This is a vocational course leading to a qualification and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines.
Please note: If you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee. For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to www.aqa.org.uk.