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GCSE Psychology

Subject Area
Sciences
Qualification Gained
AQA GCSE Psychology
Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Duration
1 year Full-time
Start Date
05/09/2022
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

This GCSE is available in Pathway 1 and 3 only.

Our one-year Psychology GCSE gives a flexible approach to learning. The course is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of Psychology.

  Key Info

The aims and objectives of the course and what you should aim to have achieved is:

  • Use of specialist vocabulary, psychological concepts, terminology and convention to engage in the process of psychological enquiry
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of psychology, developing an understanding of self and others, and how psychological understanding can help to explain everyday social phenomena
  • Understand how psychological research is conducted, including the role of scientific method and data analysis
  • Be able to present information, develop arguments and draw conclusions through a critical approach to psychological evidence, developing as reflective thinkers
  • To have developed an understanding of the relationship between psychology and personal, moral, social and cultural issues, and developed an understanding of ethical issues in psychology
  • To have developed an understanding of psychological issues, the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and how psychology contributes to society

Cognition and Behaviour

  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research Methods

Social Context and Behaviour

  • Social Influence
  • Language, Thought and Communication
  • Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Problems

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a grade 3 or D. You will also need GCSE Combined Science or separate GCSE Sciences at a grade 3 or D.

English and Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course. If you have achieved a Grade 4 but wish to improve your grade you will be able to as part of the GCSE Pathway programme.

AQA’s GCSE Psychology consists of two exam papers that are externally assessed.
Each Paper is a 1 hour 45 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of total GCSE.

Each paper has 4 parts, section A, B, C & D.  Each section consists of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, each section is equally weighted at 25 marks.

The following are what you will expect to be assessed on as part of each exam.

Paper 1: Cognition and Behaviour

What’s assessed:

  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research methods

Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Paper 2: Social Context and Behaviour

What’s assessed:

  • Social Influence
  • Language, Thought and Communication
  • Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Problems

Students will be expected to draw on knowledge and understanding of the entire course of study to show a deeper understanding of these topics.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study or employment.

  Fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

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