A-Level Psychology Fast Track 1 Year Course – AQA


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    This online A-Level Psychology fast track self-study course has been designed to provide a broad introduction to the scope and nature of psychology as a science. The emphasis is on applying knowledge and understanding rather than just acquiring knowledge, thereby developing students’ transferable skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking.

    The new specification offers a broad range of topics, with research methods in context.

    There is a range of topic-based options which bring together explanations from different approaches and engage students in issues and debates in contemporary psychology.

    Qualification: A-Level Psychology
    Fast Track: 1 Year or less
    Start Date
    : Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    AQA Specification: Code A7182
    Exams: Book your own exams 
    Type of Study: Study online – Self Study 

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.

    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

    View Official AQA specification here

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 24 months support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


    To achieve the full A-Level you will be assessed across the 3 sections. All units will be assessed by three paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment detail is provided below:

    Paper 1:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessed: Content from topics 4.1.1 – 4.1.4
    Assessment format: A mixture of multiple-choice, short answer and extended writing

    Paper 2:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessed: Content from topics 4.2.1 – 4.2.3
    Assessment format: A mixture of short and long answer questions and multiple-choice questions

    Paper 3:
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours
    Assessed: Content from topics 4.3.1 and optional content from:

    one from option 1, (4.3.2-4.3.4)
    one from option 2, (4.3.5-4.3.7)
    one from option 3, (4.3.8-4.3.10)

    Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 



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    Once course access has been provided you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have opted to finance your course with Payl8r finance you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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