What really makes people tick? What factors affect mood and behaviour? If human behaviour interests you, studying A level psychology online with NEC will open up some fascinating answers!
By studying psychology at A level, you’ll hone your analytical and organisational skills by learning and exploring different conditions, situations and theories – for example how to collect and process data, as well as using many other essential scientific research methods.
This intriguing subject is taught through a variety of topics including memory, early cognitive development in children, schizophrenia and depression. Choosing this course opens up opportunities to become more employable and highly-skilled, as well as informing how you currently view and understand society and the people who make it up.
Why do people develop schizophrenia? How can the media play a part in human aggression? Psychology A level explores big ideas and topics that affect human moods and behaviour.
Covering all six of the discipline’s core areas, there is plenty for you to learn and absorb in Psychology A level online with NEC. The course enables you to combine research and analytical tools, with an ability to become a better communicator.
Studying A level Psychology online with NEC is ideal if you:
Section 1: Approaching psychology
Section 2: Memory
Section 3: Social influence: conformity and obedience
Section 4: Developmental psychology: attachment
Section 5: Psychopathology
Section 6: Research methods
Section 7: Approaches and debates
Section 8: Schizophrenia
Section 9: Cognition and development
Section 10: Aggression and further research methods
Study A level Psychology with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Amanda who is just one of our first-class psychology tutors:
“I have a degree in psychology from Lancaster University and am a qualified teacher, an examiner for AQA and a moderator for the International Baccalaureate. I have worked as head of department in a large comprehensive and have also taught psychology to adult learners in further education colleges and for the Open University. I enjoy the challenge of tutoring NEC’s keen and motivated students through distance learning and using technology to help them learn. My interests are wide-ranging and include walking, history and European travel. My son and daughter are both grown up and studying at the same university.
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
Set textbooks – included as a free ebook with your course:
Our course fees are clear and transparent to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
If you need more support, you can purchase:
For further information on additional/optional support you can purchase, please visit our additional services page.
There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
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.
As well as our standard A Level route above, we also offer a structured Fast Track A level course, at an additional cost, which 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?
NEC are offering structured Fast Track A levels in the following subjects:
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 compared to our standard A Level 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.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £750
Amount of credit: £675
Monthly payment: £112.50
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £750
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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