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Psychology is a subject that offers a unique journey of self-discovery. Not only will it help you to interpret the behaviour of those around you – it also enables you to analyse your own interactions with different personality types, and what drives you to react in different situations.
By learning how to scientifically study the mind, you’ll be able to make observations on human behaviour. From exploring what motivates and challenges us, to how we change – psychology helps us to tackle both personal and social problems.
This insightful subject is taught through a variety of topics such as memory, perception, social influence, the brain and neuropsychology. Choosing this course opens up opportunities to become more employable and highly-skilled, as well as informing how you currently view and understand society.
GCSE Psychology will enable you to combine research and analytical tools, with an ability to become a better communicator. It can also help provide sound skills in how to resolve conflict. Studying GCSE Psychology online is ideal if you:
Section 1: Research methods, Part A
Section 2: Memory
Section 3: Perception
Section 4: Development
Section 5: Research methods, Part B
Section 6: Social influence
Section 7: Language, thought and communication
Section 8: Brain and neuropsychology
Section 9: Psychological problems
Study GCSE 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 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.
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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.
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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: £445
Amount of credit: £400.50
Monthly payment: £66.75
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £445
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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