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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 Mo who is just one of our first-class Psychology tutors:
“I have over 20 years experience of teaching both Psychology and Sociology and I have worked as a senior examiner for a major exam board for many years. Psychology is a fascinating subject and offers us an insight into individuals and differences in behaviour. The course allows you to learn about various aspects of Psychology from what makes an individual obedient to the causes of mental illness. I am still learning new and exciting aspects of human behaviour. Which aspects of the specification interest you, will be a really personal discovery, this will allow you to investigate and learn more as your curiosity is raised. This means that I really enjoy working with students as they will always show me some insight or detail that I have never considered and it makes your studies collaborative.”
*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.
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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 either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
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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: £695
Amount of credit: £625.50
Monthly payment: £104.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £695
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
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Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.
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