A Level Psychology Course


Psychology A Level course

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Study our Psychology A Level to increase your understanding of a variety of different areas of psychology and numerous theories. This course is designed to prepare you for the Edexcel A Level Psychology exam which cover social, cognitive, niological, clinical and child psychology as well as learning theories. Once an A Level in this topic has been achieved, students can go on to work in a number of roles as well as move on to further study at university.

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About this A Level Psychology Course

In this Psychology A Level you will study numerous topics including social, cognitive, clinical, biological and child psychology. Each unit covers a variety of case studies and famous findings from psychologists in their field. At the end of the course, students will have a much broader knowledge of psychological practices and how these apply to job roles in psychology. Once completed, this course can help to move on to further study at university or help lead to a psychology based career.

Study Time: 200 hours
Enrolment length: 24 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

To get the full Edexcel Psychology A Level, students must enter themselves as a private candidate for the exam.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with in-depth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Course Content

Included in this A Level Psychology course are the following units:

Unit 1: Social psychology

This first unit will introduce you to the area of social psychology including various studies on how people behave in social situations.

Unit 2: Cognitive psychology

Next we will explore cognitive psychology which is related to memory and how we store information in the brain.

Unit 3: Biological psychology

Biological psychology looks at the various structures in the brain and central nervous system which can affect a persons behaviour.

Unit 4: Learning theories

Next we will look at various theories of how people learn including phobias and conditioning.

Unit 5: Clinical psychology

This unit looks at diagnosing clinical disorders and the symptoms that can occur. We will focus on depression and schizophrenia.

Unit 6: Child psychology

In our final unit of the course we will look at child psychology including short and long term effects of different childhood experiences.

Maths skills and exam techniques

This final part of the course focuses on the mathematical skills need for complete your exams. The section also covers what to expect in your exams and techniques to answering different question types.

The Psychology A Level with Edexcel carries the option to study 3 potential topics for unit 6. In our course we preselect Child Psychology for this section and the course only covers this area.


The Edexcel A Level Psychology qualification is available both in the UK and internationally and is seen as a global standard for knowledge in psychological theory. The course is accredited with Edexcel, an industry leader with decades of expertise in academic qualifications.

For more information regarding Edexcel, click on the Edexcel tab further up this page.


On this A Level Psychology course you are required to enter yourself for the Edexcel examinations. This means that you will need to contact an Edexcel centre local to you in order to sit your exam and pay any fees that are required for this. Exam fees can vary between centres but are much cheaper when organised early so we advise to book your exams long before the actual examination date.

Edexcel A Levels

Edexcel A Level Examinations

This qualification is designed to meet the Edexcel A Level specification. Edexcel are an awarding body that offer world-class academic qualification including GCSEs and A Levels. All of their qualifications are to the highest possible standards and seen as an international standard in knowledge of a subject. This level of quality is found throughout Edexcel qualifications which help students to progress their careers and education in order to fulfil their potential.

Edexcel A Level course online

Our Edexcel A Levels do require you to complete an external examination at a registered Edexcel centre which will require you to pay an additional fee. This course will prepare you for your examinations that can be taken at an Edexcel centre in the UK or internationally.

To achieve your A Level qualification you need to sit the exams as a private candidate. Information can be found about this, as well as the examinations themselves, on our exam guide page.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same A Level Psychology course taken in schools?

Yes, this is the same course that is done in schools. Our course fully prepares you to sit your exam. The exam itself is sat in a school or exam centre. The course is the Edexcel A Level Psychology (9PS0) which is widely taught in schools in the UK.

What is included in the cost of the A Level Psychology course?

The course includes the costs of all assignments, mock exams and tuition with us. It does not include the cost of sitting the A Level examination which is booked with the school or exam centre where this is sat.

Where do I sit the exam?

The exam for this A Level course is sat either in an official examination centre or in a local school that takes private candidates for this course. The organisation of this is down to each student but we can provide help and assistance on exam booking if needed.

What entry requirements are there for this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course at all. Anyone can study for this certification and there is no need to have any prior knowledge or experience. We do strongly recommend that you have previously studied for the GCSE Psychology Course before moving on to this A Level.

How long do I have to study?

This A Level Psychology course has an enrolment length of 24 months included from the date you enrol. This is plenty of time to complete the assignments but you can purchase additional time for £60 per month should you need longer to finish the assignments.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, to get the full A Level you will need to sit an exam in a local exam centre. You do not have to sit this exam though and can use our course as revision or help to assist in your A Level studies.

Am I assigned a tutor for this course?

Yes – all students are assigned to a personal tutor who will be in charge of your tuition. The same tutor marks all of your work as well as being available to answer any questions you may have throughout your enrolment period.

Can I speak to someone before I enrol?

Of course. Our helpful course advisors are on hand from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Contact us on our online chat or by calling 0800 772 0887 to discuss this course.

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