A Level Psychology (Distance Learning)

Distance

£ 295 VAT inc.
  • Typology

    A Level

  • Methodology

    Distance Learning

  • Duration

    18 Months

Description

It is recommended that 200 hours of your time should be allocated towards study for the AS and A2 examinations.
Suitable for: Are you curious about how and why people behave in the way they do? Then an A Level in Psychology may be the perfect course for you. Psychology is an exciting subject exploring aspects of both the mind and behaviour. Not only does it cover the workings of the mind but how this impacts on intelligence or even mental illness. You will also learn about yourself and gain new self awareness and knowledge. An A Level in Psychology can lead to a number of fulfilling and worthwhile careers, including becoming a counsellor, occupational psychologist or conducting research.

To take into account

Basic English reading and writing skills are required. We recommend you have general skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE course or equivalent. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

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Course programme

Are you curious about how and why people behave in the way they do? Then an A Level in Psychology may be the perfect course for you. Psychology is an exciting subject exploring aspects of both the mind and behaviour. Not only does it cover the workings of the mind but how this impacts on intelligence or even mental illness.

You will also learn about yourself and gain new self awareness and knowledge. An A Level in Psychology can lead to a number of fulfilling and worthwhile careers, including becoming a counsellor, occupational psychologist or conducting research. This course focuses on the application of knowledge so will develop your critical thinking, analysis and evaluation skills which will be useful in almost every career.

Our course is designed in bite sized sections so it is easy to learn step by step and don’t forget our Tutors are here to support you throughout your A Level in Psychology. Start Learning today!

Course Contents

AS Level
Unit 1 – PSYA1 – Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods
• Cognitive Psychology – Memory
• Models of memory
• Memory in everyday life
• Developmental Psychology - Early Social Development
• Attachment in everyday life
• Methods and techniques
• Investigation design
• Data analysis and presentation

Unit 2 – PSYA2 – Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences
• Biological Psychology – Stress
• Stress as a bodily response
• Stress in everyday life
• Social influence
• Social influence in everyday life
• Defining and explaining psychological abnormality
• Treating abnormality

A2 Level
Unit 3 – PSYA3 – Topics in Psychology
• Biological Rhythms and Sleep
• Biological rhythms
• Sleep states
• Disorders of sleep
• Social psychological approaches to explaining aggression
• Biological explanations of aggression
• Aggression as an adaptive response
• Development of thinking
• Development of moral understanding
• Development of social cognition

Unit 4: PSYA4 – Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods
• Psychopathology
• Schizophrenia
• Psychology in Action
• Media Psychology
• Psychological Research and Scientific Method

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