A' Level Psychology (A2)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level in Psychology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Psychology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Psychology exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Psychology Course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
Psychology is an engaging and challenging subject that offers fascinating insights into the workings of the human mind. In this home study A-Level Psychology course, you will study a broad range of topics. These include important contemporary issues such as memory, attachment, stress, sleep and celebrity. Students will also study psychopathology, specialising in schizophrenia.
This course provides students with a broad introduction to Psychology as a Science. The emphasis is on applying knowledge and understanding and developing the skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. Through studying psychology, we can learn more about how we think, whilst simultaneously developing our own powers of critical and evaluative thought. This well-respected A-Level subject is ideal for those who aspire to study psychology at university or to work in a related field. It is also suitable for those who simply want to further their own knowledge of this demanding discipline.
Objectives of the A' Level Psychology Course
The objective of the course is to:
- help candidates gain knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of psychology through direct study of case studies.
- encourage and develop an enthusiasm for psychology.
- give candidates the chance to form their own personal responses to issues relating to psychology and its’ application.
- enable candidates to engage with the subject by introducing new, contemporary topics
- make conceptually demanding areas more accessible by setting them in context
- allow candidates to demonstrate the ability to utilise scientific methodology in the context of psychology
- develop candidates' critical thinking skills
Your A' Level Psychology (A2) Course:
This Psychology course has been designed to provide learners with a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science.
The course offers modern overview of the popular areas of study of Psychology and emphasises the application of knowledge and understanding of key issues relating to the theory and practise of psychology rather than just acquiring knowledge.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the A' Level Psychology (A2) course is: 1 Year / 150 Hours
The A2 Level psychology course consists of 7 modules, 4 in Unit 3 and 3 in Unit 4. The modules are further broken down into clear subject topics. At the end of each topic is a set of key words, which you should be able to define as a revision exercise, as well as activities throughout the text to ensure understanding of important aspects of the topic. Topic coverage may vary in length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided. There are tutor marked assignments associated with each unit which should be sent to your tutor, as well as an introductory assignment to introduce yourself to your tutor.
The key topics covered in the 2 units are highlighted below:
Unit 3 – PSYA3
Topics in Psychology (Relationships, Aggression, Intelligence and learning, Cognition and development)
Unit 4 – PSYA4
Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods
PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period.
A2 Units PYSA3 and PYSA4
Each unit is worth 25% of the total marks available for the A2 GCE. The papers are between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
Three essay-style questions chosen from eight topics:
1.Biological rhythms and sleep
7.Intelligence and learning
8.Cognition and development
QWC will be assessed in each essay
Psychopathology: One essay-style question chosen from four.
QWC will be assessed in this essay.
Psychology in Action: One question chosen from three.
Research Methods: One compulsory structured question
Entry RequirementsNo Entry Requirements
No requirement to have studied psychology previously.
This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with online comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material on the student support portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs
Further information can be obtained through AQA. The final assessment criteria and structure is the same regardless of which approach you choose.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This course is self-contained so you will not need to use any extra textbooks. However, you may find useful to read other books on this subject:
AQA Psychology A A2: Student's Book, James Bailey, 2009, Nelson Thornes, ISBN-13: 978-0748798254
A2 A Level in Psychology.
Both AS and A2 courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level.
PLEASE NOTE: All exams will be held during the May - June exam period
Specification: AQA (Full A Level) 2180, AQA (AS) 1181 and AQA (A2) 2181
Possible Career Path
As a counsellor, you would give people time, attention and a safe, confidential environment to help them explore their feelings. People can seek counselling for many reasons, including relationship difficulties, bereavement, or wanting to improve the way they deal with everyday life. It would not be your job to advise your clients what to do, but instead you would encourage them to look at their options and find their own solutions for positive change. You would tend to use one particular theoretical approach to counselling, such as person-centred, humanistic or psychodynamic. You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or specialise in an area such as eating disorders or addiction. Your work would involve: building a relationship of trust and respect with clients, agreeing on a 'counselling contract' to establish what will be covered in sessions, encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling, listening carefully, asking questions and clarifying your understanding of the client’s situation, empathising with the client’s issues, but challenging them when necessary, helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives, referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate, attending regular sessions with your counselling supervisor and keeping confidential records. In most cases you would counsel clients face-to-face on a one-to-one basis, but you could also work with couples, families or groups, or counsel people over the phone or internet.
Find out more about the Job Role for Counsellor .
Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the A' Level Psychology (A2) home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the A' Level.
- A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: A' Level (A2) Awarding Body: AQA (www.aqa.org.uk) Format: Online / Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community. After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal student number via email.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
AQA is an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. They set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.
AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in around 30 countries around the world. They are highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. The qualifications suit a range of abilities and include IGCSEs & A-levels.
For more information on AQA, Please visit http://www.aqa.org.uk/about-us
What is the difference between an A Level and any other course?
What is the difference between the AS, A2 and full A Level?
Where do I sit my exams?
How do I find an examination centre?
How much do exams cost?
Can I sit my A Level exam outside of the UK?
What is the duration of the course?
How does distance learning work?
When can I start the course?
How long do the courses take?
I want to buy a course that is not on the course list. What do I do?
Do the courses have tutorial support?
Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
Will I have to sit an examination?
How quickly will I receive my course material?
I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?
Do I have to buy any other materials?
I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Why choose eDistance Learning?
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
How is the course structured?
The A' Level Psychology course is divided into two comprehensive units:
This new specification (from September 2008) reflects the changes that the Qualifications Curriculum Authority have implemented to classify psychology as a science. This means that in addition to the psychological subject matter in previous specifications students are now required to study psychological research and methodology as an integral part of the course rather than in isolation. The new format also reduced the number of units to be studied from 6 to 4, with 2 being studies at AS level and 2 at A2.
The A2 course is laid out as follows:
Unit 3 - Topic 9
Agression - Assignment 7
Intelligence and learning - Assignment 8
Cognition and development - Assignment 9
Unit 4 - Topic 13
Psychopathology. Depression - Assignment 10
Psychology in action. Addiction. - Assignment 11
Psychological research and scientific method.
This course covers all the content of the AQA Psychology A course (2180). You can find the full syllabus for this course at www.aqa.org.uk.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the A' Level Psychology (A2) home study course is £268.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £215 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £53.75 and then 4 equal payments of £53.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
|PAYMENT METHOD||DEPOSIT||INSTALMENTS||MONTHLY PAYMENTS||Price|
|PAY IN FULL||£215.00||£215.00|
|PAY IN INSTALMENTS*||£53.75||£53.75||4||£268.75|
Online & Paper Version
With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
|PAYMENT METHOD||DEPOSIT||INSTALMENTS||MONTHLY PAYMENTS||Price|
|PAY IN FULL||£280.00||£280.00|
|PAY IN INSTALMENTS*||£118.75||£53.75||4||£333.75|
Custom Payment Plan
You can propose a custom payment plan below in order to pay for your course. Please use the sliders above the table to configure your custom plan and then fill out the attached form. One of our course advisors will contact you with a decision regarding your plan.
Please select the amount you would like to pay each month
Please selection the amount of months you wish to pay over
Payment Length (months)
*Please note: One of our course advisors will attempt to create an instalment agreement based on the figures you have entered above, however the actual amount and length of the agreement may vary.Submit Proposal
With paper and cd-rom course formats, we offer delivery options to many different countries. Please see the table below for more information.
|UK MAINLAND||EU DELIVERY||INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY|
Write a reviewYour Name:
Your Review: Note: HTML is not translated!
Rating: Bad Good
Enter the code in the box below: