What really makes people tick? What factors affect mood and behaviour? If human behaviour interests you, studying AS level psychology online with NEC will open up some fascinating answers!
By studying psychology at AS 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 AS 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 AS level online with NEC. The course enables you to combine research and analytical tools, with an ability to become a better communicator.
Studying AS 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
Study AS 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 150 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 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 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.
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
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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.
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: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £37.13
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Total repayable: £495
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.