Psychology GCSE

This course will help you better observe and interpret human behaviour, analyse your own social interactions with people of different personality types, and understand the drivers behind decision-making and behaviour. It covers a wide selection of topics including memory, perception, social influence, the brain and neuropsychology.

The course consists of the following units:

  1. Research methods, Part A
  2. Memory
  3. Perception
  4. Development
  5. Research methods, Part B
  6. Social influence
  7. Language, thought and communication
  8. Brain and neuropsychology
  9. Psychological problems

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Ten written assignments. These do not count towards the final grade.

Exams: Two, each are 1 hour 45 minutes and contribute 50% the overall grade. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and facilitate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? A-Level Psychology, or OU Access Module YO32: People, work and Society 

Find Out More: From NEC’s website

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