GCSE Psychology

GCSE Psychology

Psychology GCSE – a brief overview

The study of psychology is a fascinating journey through the hows and whys of human behaviour.  Our engaging course will cover interesting topics such as Body Language, Prejudice, Conformity and Gender roles, to name but a few.

Each lesson of the GCSE Psychology course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.

Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions, and a large number of simply drawn and easy-to-copy illustrations. There are eleven tutor-marked assignments, including one practice exam paper.

No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed or required.

Psychology GCSE subject Content

The course covers the entire syllabus in ten modules:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Memory
  • Development of Personality
  • Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Learning
  • Aggression
  • Social Influence
  • Sex and Gender
  • Research Methods

We are now also enrolling on the new syllabus Psychology GCSE towards exams in Summer 2019 and beyond. This will be under the new AQA syllabus 8182.

The Psychology Specification

Our GCSE Psychology courses prepare students for AQA 4180 for last exams in Summer 2018.

We are also offering the new syllabus AQA 8182 towards exams in Summer 2019 and beyond.


Psychology GCSE Examinations

For Summer 2018 exams:

  • Paper 1 – Making Sense of Other People – 1 hour 30 minutes -50%
  • Paper 2 -Understanding Other People – 1 hour 30 minutes

For Summer 2019 exams and beyond:

  • Paper 1- Cognition and Behaviour- 1 hour 45 minutes- 50%
  • Paper 2- Social Context and Behaviour- 1 hour 45 minutes- 50%

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Jayne Hillman, Psychology GCSE, grade C

Psychology GCSE Student Jayne Hillman

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