Psychology GCSE

Start Date:11/09/2024Day:Wednesday
Time:6pm-9pmDuration:30 weeks

About the course

This is a Level 2 GCSE course and Grades 9-1 are available to students.

This course will help you acquire knowledge and understanding of psychology, developing an understanding of self and others and how psychological understanding can help to explain everyday social phenomena. It also looks at understanding how psychological research is conducted, including the role of scientific methods and data analysis.

You will develop an understanding of the relationship between psychology and personal, moral, social and cultural issues and develop an understanding of ethical issues in psychology. In addition, you will develop an understanding of psychological issues, the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and how psychology contributes to society.

The modules you will cover are:

Cognition and behaviour

1. Memory

2. Perception

3. Development

4. Research methods

Social context and behaviour

1. Social influence

2. Language, thought and communication

3. Brain and neuropsychology

4. Psychological problems

You should expect to complete 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance and exam revision.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, students should have a good standard of English and Maths.


Students will sit the national public GCSE exams in accordance with the timetable set by the Awarding Body. These take place outside of normal lesson times, during the day.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. This course may incorporate an element of live remote lessons where appropriate. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


This course can help you with employment or further education.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


A deposit of £50 is due at the point of booking to secure a place on the course.

This course may be free to learners if they are:

  •  Unemployed, employed or self-employed and earn below £25,000 annual gross income
  • 19-23 without a first full Level 2 qualification

This course is co-funded by the Government, meaning that all qualifying students benefit from reduced fees. The reduced fee (co-funded cost) is £600. The balance of the course fee is due one week before the start of the course.

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.