A Level Psychology


The A Level Psychology course is designed to improve and develop learners understanding of the subject area including psychology in context. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories, research studies and ethical issues. You can be assured of an excellent learning experience and a great addition to your CV.

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About This Course

If you are fascinated with how the mind works and how we forms attachments and relationships; then our A Level in Psychology can help you to delve into this fascinating field and deepen your knowledge.

Social influence, psychotherapy, biopsychology, research… over the course of this 2 year home study A Level, you will acquire the exact same course materials and qualifications as your college counterparts. The only difference is… you’ll have the freedom to choose when, where and how you study.

No deadlines. No pressure. You can complete this course at a pace of your choosing and easily fit it around your existing work commitments. There is no need to sacrifice your lifestyle for a better education.

At the same time, you can enrol onto this course rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality content. This new A Level have been updated to meet the latest academic specifications and content, meaning this course can help you to broaden your knowledge, boost your qualifications and earn you valuable UCAS points.

Course Benefits

Every module on this home based course is designed to build a strong foundation for learning that will enable you to take your first step towards an interesting career as a psychologist.

Whether you want to work with children; in social care or for the police as a forensic psychologist; the skills and understanding you’ll gain on this course will supply you with values pieces of theory that can easily be transferred into your chosen field.

With this course you will:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points that can be used to secure your dream university spot.
  • Be able to study on your own terms, in your own time and from the comfort of your own home.
  • Develop your skills and open your doors to a range of interesting career options: occupational psychology; clinical psychology and forensic psychology.
  • Challenge your perspective of psychology; its interpretations and its research methods.

Course Units

This qualification will study the following topics:

Compulsory Topics: 

  • Social Influence
  • Memory
  • Attachment
  • Psychopathology
  • Approaches in Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Issues and Debates in Psychology

Optional Content: Option 1 

  • Relationships
  • Gender
  • Cognition and Development

Optional Content: Option 2 

  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Behaviour
  • Stress

Optional Content: Option 3 

  • Aggression
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Addiction


To achieve this full qualification you will need to take 3 written examinations which will thoroughly test your knowledge of the course syllabus and your understanding of psychology and its various elements.

Paper 1: this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content from topics: Social influence, memory, attachment, and psychopathology. This will be achieved through a mixture of multiple choice, short answer and extended writing questions.

Paper 2: this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content taught in the following topics: Approaches in psychology, biopsychology, and research methods. This will be achieved through a mixture of short and long answer questions, as well as multiple choice questions.

Paper 3: this 2 hour written examination carries 33.3% of the weight of your A Level grade and will assess your knowledge of the content taught on topics from the issues and debates in psychology, and topics from the chosen optional topics.

Please Note: in order to complete this qualification you will need to take the standard A Level examinations. Dates for these exams are available on the AQA website, and you will need to book onto these yourself.

These exams also come with a fee separate from the cost of this course.

Required Knowledge

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Awarding Body

Upon completion of this qualification you will receive an A Level in Psychology issued by the AQA.


We may specialise in the provision of distance learning courses; however we strive to ensure all of our students feel supported throughout the duration of their studies. From our in-depth study guides and course materials, to our dedicated personal tutors and student support team; at every opportunity you’ll be able to receive valuable support, advice and instruction.

You can trust that our team has got the answers you seek and will readily respond whenever you need a helping hand.

Our self-assessment exercises and tutor marked study questions are also an example of the lengths our tutors will go to, to guide and mentor your studies as they track your progression.

No matter your query you’ll never have to feel alone in your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).


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