The Psychology A Level course is split into two major components – AS and A2. The AS level may be sat as a separate qualification in its own right.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.
The AS Level has eight tutor-marked assignments (known as TMAs). The A2 level has a further eight TMAs.
The Psychology A level course covers the syllabus in two modules, linked to the AQA A Level specification set for in 2013 and later years. There is also guidance on carrying out practical investigations and psychological methods
The aims of the course are to introduce candidates to the basic theories and research methods in psychology.
This course prepares students for the AQA Psychology AS level syllabus 1185 (Specification B), for examination from summer 2013. Most candidates will then study the AQA Psychology A2 level syllabus 2186 (Specification B). The full Advanced Level qualification comprises AS and A2. The syllabus code of the complete A Level is 2185. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to home schooling.
Assessment at AS level is by two written papers of 1hr 30 mins, each contributing 25% of the final mark.
Assessment at A2 level is by two written papers.
There is no coursework for this specification.
Within A Level Home Education there are the following subjects