GCSE Psychology


Study a GCSE Psychology qualification online, from the comfort of home, with the support of our personal tutors and student support team.

GCSE Psychology

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About This Course

Explore psychology and delve into the intricate ways in which our social interactions mould our cognitive processes, unravel the mysteries of brain development, and unravel the theories that intertwine language and thought.

Our GCSE Psychology online course paves the way for an array of prospective academic and career pathways, spanning the realms of healthcare, marketing, social work, sports, and beyond.

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Our team of devoted personal tutors will support you along the way and provide you with feedback, exam tips, and self-assessment exercises to help you get ready for your exams.

Please note that it is possible to complete this qualification without sitting any exams; however, to achieve a full GCSE Psychology qualification, exams are necessary.

The syllabus of this course aligns with that taught in traditional UK schools, meaning you’ll achieve the same qualification as your peers, from home, at your own pace.

Course Benefits

Over the course of 2 main topics and 8 sub-topics, you’ll go on a journey to explore the human psyche, picking up key terminology and concepts you can use to pass your exams. This course will allow you to:

  • Gain an internationally recognised GCSE qualification.
  • Work alongside our exam-expert personal tutors, who will guide and mentor you towards success.
  • Study from the comfort of home, without the stress of classrooms and strict deadlines.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 603/0932/5

Section 1: Cognition and Behaviour

  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research Methods

Section 2: Social Context and Behaviour

  • Social Influence
  • Language, Thought, and Communication
  • Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Problems


In order to achieve a full GCSE Psychology qualification, you need to sit 2 exams. You will need to book a place at an official exam centre. There is a separate fee to book your exams, which will be paid directly to the facility at the time of booking. We’ll help you to book your exams when you feel ready! Exams take place in May and June.

Paper 1: Cognition and Behaviour

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam
  • 50% of overall GCSE Psychology marks
  • Questions will be a mixture of multiple choice, short answer, and extended writing

Paper 2: Social Context and Behaviour 

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes written exam
  • 50% of overall GCSE Psychology marks
  • Questions will be a mixture of multiple choice, short answer, and extended writing

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to enrol on this GCSE Psychology course.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this GCSE Psychology course and exams, you’ll be awarded an AQA GCSE Psychology qualification.


From the moment you enrol until you complete your exams, you’ll be under the guidance and support of our personal tutors and student support team.

We know revision can be a stressful concept for many students, but we believe it doesn’t have to be. By taking the pressure off, allowing you to study at your own pace, and giving you unlimited support, we think you’ll see learning from a new perspective.

Our specialised student support team will always be on-hand to offer their guidance on any queries you have, big or small.

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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 tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
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  • 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!

You have 2 years to complete this course, but can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs.

You will be able to take your exams at the nearest possible exam centre to you. We’ll assist in the booking of your exams and make sure you can get to the most practical location!

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, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Students who reside outside of the United Kingdom are able to study our GCSE courses. However, examinations must occur within the UK.

There are no prerequisites or required qualifications to study this course.

In other words, if you’re reading this, you’re ready!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

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