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September 21, 2023


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A-Level Psychology - Understand What Makes People Tick. Why You Should Study. If you want to understand what makes people tick. Figure out why people act in certain ways. And you want to explore how you could help change their thinking and behaviour. Your new AQA Psychology A Level will help you do exactly that.

Course Overview

It will provide you with a detailed and comprehensive guide through a fascinating and compelling subject. Plus, it will give you an ideal foundation should you wish to continue studying towards a higher psychology qualification. As it is a fully recognised AQA qualification, you'll find all the course materials up to date and accurate. And, should you wish to use it in support of an application to the university, you could get up to 56 UCAS points. Alternatively, this recognised AQA qualification will help support applications for a variety of jobs in occupational psychology, clinical psychology and forensic psychology. As an Open Study College student, you'll be supplied with your course materials, as well as the full support of a tutor throughout your studies. You can choose to receive your materials through the post or easily access them online. And, thanks to our flexible distance learning approach, you'll be able to study at your own pace and only take the exams when you feel confident and comfortable that you'll be able to pass. In fact, as you'll be responsible for booking own exams with this particular course, you can decide exactly when you're ready. As soon as you feel ready, you can call us and we'll help you find which exam centres you can attend. If you're interested in learning more about psychology but you're looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your busy schedule, this is the ideal course for you. Thanks to our excellent rating on Trustpilot, you can easily and confidently enrol on the course today by hitting the 'Enrol Now' button on this page. Alternatively, you can hit 'Speak To An Adviser', complete your details and one of our dedicated Student Support Team will be in touch to help you.


When you successfully complete this course and the exams you'll be awarded a recognised AQA A Level in Psychology.


You'll have two full years to complete your study for your AQA Psychology A-Level, though there are options to extend that period if you require. Thanks to our flexible distance learning approach, you'll be able to manage your study around your schedule, setting targets and deadlines that are right for you. You can choose to receive your materials securely by post or access them easily online. And in both cases, you'll receive full, unlimited e-mail support from an experienced tutor who is there to help guide you through your qualification. To complete this qualification successfully, you'll be required to complete the exams outlined in the section below, but your progress will be tracked throughout the course by a combination of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study. You'll also have access to our Student Support Team for any additional guidance you might require.


During your study of AQA Psychology A-Level, you'll cover a wide range of learning objectives that will arm you with a thorough understanding of the subject. Your course will cover the following areas:


To successfully complete your AQA Psychology A-Level, you must pass three paper-based exams, as described below:
You are responsible for booking the exams, at a time when you feel confident and comfortable that you can successfully pass. As soon as you feel ready, you can call us and we'll help you find which exam centres you can attend.


IOPS and Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK. QA Higher Education partner with Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Solent University, Ulster University and the University of Roehampton to provide a variety of courses ranging from level 4 foundation programmes to level 6 undergraduate and level 7 postgraduate degrees. With teaching centres located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, and several intakes a year, students can go on to study higher education without waiting for September to roll around and without having to move away from home. Each qualification is designed to support your career progression, with the choice of subjects ranging from business to computing, accounting to events management and cybersecurity to digital marketing.

Course Curriculum

    • 4.1.1 Social Influence 1 month
    • 4.1.2 Memory 1 month
    • 4.1.3 Attachment 1 month
    • 4.1.4 Psychotherapy 1 month
    • 4.2. Psychology in Context 1 month
    • 4.2.1 Approaches in Psychology 1 month
    • 4.2.2 Biopsychology 1 month
    • 4.2.3 Research Methods 1 month
    • 4.3.1 Scientific Processes 1 month
    • Data Handling and Analysis 1 month
    • Inferential Testing 1 month
    • 4.3.1 Issues and Debates in Psychology 1 month
    • 4.3.2 Relationships 1 month
    • 4.3.3 Gender 1 month
    • 4.3.4 Cognition and Development 1 month
    • 4.3.5 Schizophrenia 1 month
    • 4.3.6 Eating Behaviour 1 month
    • 4.3.7 Stress 1 month
    • 4.3.8 Aggression 1 month
    • 4.3.9 Forensic Psychology 1 month
    • 4.3.10 Addiction 1 month

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