GCSE Psychology Online Learning Course | Oxford Open Learning

GCSE Psychology Online

GCSE Psychology Online Distance Learning Course

Oxford Open Learning is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new online GCSE Psychology course for distance learning students.

What’s in the course?

Developed to meet the requirements of the AQA GCSE Psychology specification 4180, the course is divided into eight modules and includes eight Tutor-marked assignments of which one is a mock exam.

Key Topics Covered

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Emotion
  • Perception
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • The Development of Social Behavior
  • Social Perception
  • Social Influence
  • Research Methods


The AQA GCSE Psychology specification is assessed by two written exams worth 50% each of the total marks.

In addition to online study materials, you will also receive the support of a personal tutor who is a qualified and experienced teacher in your subject of study.  He or she will be in regular contact with you by email and phone, and will mark your assignments.  You can also call on the friendly help and advice of our student advisers and our dedicated exams officer will help you find an exam centre and register for your exam.

Online features

Identical in content to our traditional courses, the online courses enable students to access their course materials wherever they are able to get online.  No need to carry your course folder around with you – instead just login and your course materials are there on your laptop, notebook or phone.  Our online classroom enables you to:

  • Access your course materials wherever you can go online
  • Upload assignments from your files and email these to your tutor
  • Receive your grades, tutor feedback and model answers to assignments online
  • Rapidly access activities via links within the text
  • Upload your answers to activities and store these online
  • Organise and store your own files in ‘my private files
  • Read the latest blogs on your subject
  • Join in with the news forum

How does the course work online?

When you enrol on our online GCSE Psychology course you will be given access to your course materials via our online classroom, Oxford Online Learning.  The course homepage also includes access to our User Guide, Course Introduction and Course Overview.  The User Guide shows you how to navigate around the site; rapidly and easily upload your assignments to your tutor, access tutor comments and grades on your work, and download model answers to assignments.

The online classroom also gives you your own study area where you can upload and store your own files and resources so that you can find these easily when you enter the classroom.

What’s the difference between our online and offline course materials?

Our online course will enable you to study your course materials whenever you are online.  You can access the course on computer, on your phone, or via an electronic notebook.  There’s no need to carry your course folder with you when you are on the move.  You can store your own notes within our online classroom, and keep all your study materials in one place.

Our highly successful course folders of study materials provide a print-based version of the same course content.  Hard copy materials offer students a well-established means of accessing well-organised, high quality study materials that they can keep with them at home, or in their usual place of study.

Apart from the way in which you choose to receive the course materials, the content our IGCSE English course materials is the same whether you study online or in print.  Both forms of the course include the same tutor, exams officer and student adviser support.

If you would like to know more about our online GCSE Psychology course, contact us today.  Your call is free and we will be pleased to help you.

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