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Structured Fast Track A level Psychology

Complete the course within a year, and gain the all important grades you need, with our Structured Fast Track A level Psychology course.

Multi-buy Structured Fast Track A levels:

  • 2 Structured Fast Track A levels for £2,895 (online enter code: SFTMB2)
  • 3 Structured Fast Track A levels for £4,295 (online enter code: SFTMB3)

NEC recommends that for standard A levels, you consider studying across two years. However, we understand that occasionally life gives you deadlines and sometimes some things simply can’t wait.

If you are a highly motivated individual with the time to dedicate yourself to 36 weeks of programmed study, and would like to improve your chances of achieving your desired grade. Our highly Structured Fast Track A level Psychology course could be the perfect option for you, and will help ensure you are ready to sit your exams in 2022.

Why study Structured Fast Track A level Psychology?

A Structured Fast Track A level course is particularly useful if you’re studying with a specific purpose in mind, like applying to university, and need your grades quickly, applying for a new job, or seeking promotion. Perhaps you’re retaking an A level and still want to apply to your chosen university?

The flexible nature of distance learning and home study courses means that it’s possible to do this, as long as you’re able to schedule in enough study time. What’s different about our Structured Fast Track A level Psychology course is that it has been specifically designed to follow a carefully considered 36 week study programme, providing you with the extra support you need to gain the all important grades you require.

Structured Fast Track A level Psychology course features:

  • Comprehensive induction programme starting end of August
  • A small cohort starting beginning of September
  • A schedule of work which has been carefully considered to help you complete the course within a year
  • Live tutorials throughout the course
  • Past paper marking
  • Personal tutor support, including a mid-course review
  • Predicted grade
  • UCAS reference
  • Student only and tutor led forums

Speak with our expert Course Advice Team on 0800 389 2839 for more details.

Course content

NEC’s Structured Fast Track A level Psychology course will follow the same topics as AQA’s psychology A level but has a set schedule, allowing you to complete the course within one academic year rather than two.

Section 1: Approaching psychology

  • Introduction to psychology and its origins
  • Learning and cognitive approaches
  • The biological approach and biopsychology

Section 2: Memory

  • Multi-store model of memory
  • Working memory model
  • Explanations for forgetting
  • Eyewitness testimony

Section 3: Social influence: conformity and obedience

  • Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Resistance to social influence
  • Minority influence and social change

Section 4: Developmental psychology: attachment

  • Development of attachment
  • Explanations of attachment
  • Types of attachment
  • Maternal deprivation

Section 5: Psychopathology

  • Definitions of abnormality
  • Phobias, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • The behavioural approach to phobias
  • The cognitive approach to depression
  • The biological approach to OCD

Section 6: Research methods

  • Research methods
  • Scientific processes
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Maths resources

Section 7: Approaches and debates

  • The psychodynamic approach
  • The humanistic approach
  • Further biopsychology
  • Gender and culture in psychology
  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature–nuture debate
  • Holism and reductionism
  • Idiopathic and nomothetic approaches
  • Ethical implications of research studies
  • Comparing approaches

Section 8: Schizophrenia

  • Classifying schizophrenia
  • Explanations for schizophrenia
  • Therapies for schizophrenia
  • The interactionist approach

Section 9: Cognition and development

  • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
  • Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development
  • Baillargeon and early infant abilities
  • The development of social cognition

Section 10: Aggression and further research methods

  • Biopsychological explanations of aggression
  • Ethological and evolutionary explanations of aggression
  • Social explanations for human aggression
  • Institutional aggression
  • Media influences on aggression
  • Psychology as a science
  • Inferential testing
  • Choosing a statistical test

Your tutor

You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. Our Structured Fast Track A level courses will also include regular online tutorials. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.

Structured Fast Track tutor role:

  • To support and guide you throughout your course.
  • Provide extensive feedback on all assignments within 5 days
  • Marking past papers to help you prepare for exams
  • Delivery of tutorials (webinars) on each section of the course
  • Weekly input into forum e.g. to focus on each weeks study, to reflect and answer any queries
  • Student motivation and monitoring
  • Progress review (Christmas)
  • Provide predicted grade
  • Provide UCAS reference

What's included?

As well as gaining the same level of support all NEC students receive when they enrol, the Structured Fast Track A level course fee will also include:

A scheduled course for a small cohort

  • End of August – induction begins (Induction web tutorial and technical support available, recommended but optional)
  • Beginning of September – course begins
  • 36 weeks of programmed study and revision. Two week break at Christmas for holiday or catch up. The course will be scheduled on a weekly basis until May
  • May until exam date: Revision period, including revision tutorials. Plus past paper marking

Live tutorials/lessons (webinars)

  • Introductory tutorial
  • Regular live tutorials – one per section
  • Further revision tutorial prior to exams
  • Webinars will be recorded so that students who do not attend can watch later

Comprehensive induction programme. To include:

  • Induction tutorial (webinar) to meet your tutor and meet fellow students
  • Learning profile
  • Guidance on active learning
  • Information on Practical Endorsements
  • Importance of practical/home experiments

Tutor role:

  • Assignment marking
  • Past paper marking to include 3 A level papers, provided by NEC 
  • Delivery of regular live online tutorials; students will be able to access recordings of tutorials if unavailable to attend live webinar
  • Mid-course review 
  • Weekly input into forum; including reflections on tutorials, and answering student queries
  • Student motivation and monitoring
  • Provide a predicted grade
  • Provide UCAS reference

Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.

Your course fee includes:

  • Access to learn@nec
  • All the course materials you need to complete the course
  • Support from a personal tutor throughout your study
  • Assignment marking
  • Guaranteed exam place
  • free e-book version of the essential textbooks
  • NEC’s guide to study skills: How to Succeed as an Independent Learner
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar guide
  • Time planner to help you plan your study timetable
  • Information on how to apply for exams
  • Predicted grade
  • UCAS reference

Your course fee does not cover:

  • Exam entry fees
  • Additional textbooks
  • Equipment for core practicals

Optional extras:

  • Additional past paper marking
  • Additional revision tutorial
  • Optional tutorial
  • Additional review

Can you enrol on more than one Structured Fast Track A level?

NEC are offering Structured Fast Track A levels in the following subjects:

Each course costs £1495.00 to enrol. However if you wish to take more than one Structured Fast Track A level NEC can offer the following bundle deals:

  • £2895 for 2 subjects (Use discount code SFTMB2 at checkout)
  • £4295 for 3 subjects (Use discount code SFTMB3 at checkout)

Terms and conditions can be found on our Special offers page.

We would highly recommend you consider how much time you have and how much work you can manage before enrolling on more than one Structured Fast Track A level. Please speak with our Course Advice Team on 0800 389 2839.

Exams and assessment

Assessment

Exams (three):

  • 33.3% of marks  (2 hours) 
  • 33.3% of marks  (2 hours) 
  • 33.3% of marks  (2 hours)

There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course

Additional support if you’re under 18

We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies.  In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.

This includes:

  • Your own log in to learn@nec to access the course so you can view the course materials and other information for yourself.
  • Access to your child’s gradebook to help you to monitor progress and provide appropriate and timely intervention and support
  • You’ll receive emails and forum posts so that you have all the examination and assessment updates/information provided by the NEC team
  • Dedicated Progress Portal Pages and targeted blogs with updates/information/help and advice on many aspects of home education.

Read more about how we work with young students who are studying at home or through a school.

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Want a more flexible option?

If you still want to study A level Psychology but not sure if the structured Fast Track is for you, take a look at our flexible psychology A level.