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Psychology GCSE (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description



Psychology is the science of the mind; the study of, among other things, how our thought processes work, why we behave the way we do and how we learn. Our home study GCSE course will allow you to better understand both yourself and others, and provides a great introduction for anyone interested in studying psychology at a higher level or simply learning more about how our minds work. You’ll learn about different schools of psychology and psychological theories, explanations for different behaviours and the research methods used to study the subject.


You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Unit 1: Making sense of other people
Unit 2: Understanding other people


Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required for this course.


This course follows specification 4180 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specification can be obtained from AQA's website.

Two exams: 1hr30m (50% of marks) and 1hr30m (50% of marks)
Sixteen assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Financial information



It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.


Representative example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  

For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses






Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015
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