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Psychology GCSE

Course Information

One important aspect of Psychology is the ability to do your own psychological research and conduct experiments. There is no coursework in this specification but you will be required to show evidence of these skills in your exam. This course helps you develop this skill in various lessons, notably in the last module. You will be expected to understand the necessity of formulating precise hypotheses to promote inquiry and the use of scientific methods and techniques that aim for objectivity. You will learn about the distinction between dependent, independent and controlled variables.

Within the course, students will tackle 10 Tutor-marked Assignments and 2 practice examination papers.  These will act as formative assessments to help students understand the level they have reached and the level expected by examiners.

The course is divided into the following nine sections:

  • Introductory Module: Studying Psychology
  • Module One: Memory
  • Module Two: Perception
  • Module Three: Development
  • Module Four: Research Methods
  • Module Five: Social Influence
  • Module Six: Language, Thought and Communication
  • Module Seven: Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Module Eight: Psychological Problems

The course will prepare the Student for the AQA Psychology GCSE specification 8182.

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Examinations and Assessment

The Psychology GCSE is assessed by two examination papers of 1 hour 45 minutes, each worth 50% of the final mark.

AQA syllabus 8182 contains a single tier of Assessment, covering all the possible grades from 9 (best) down to 1.

Paper 1: Cognition and Behaviour

  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Development
  • Research methods

Paper 2: Social Context and Behaviour

  • Social influence
  • Language, thought and communication
  • Brain and neuropsychology
  • Psychological problems

Course duration and study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you. Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

200 hours of study are recommended for this course.

Course price

Our Psychology GCSE course fee is £375.

You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.

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What next?

The study of Psychology allows you to go into a wide range of interesting and lucrative careers including:

  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Counsellor
  • Educational psychologist
  • Human resource manager
  • Teacher
  • Research roles
  • Media roles


Oxford Home Schooling Psychology GCSE students frequently go on to study our Psychology A level. Some will go further and study the subject at university. Others follow a more vocational route.

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