Online GCSE Psychology (1PS0) Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 year.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Pearson Edexcel GCSE Psychology (9-1).
What can I do with the qualification? Study A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, International Baccalaureates (IB).
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 2 Diplomas, USA GED, Hong Kong HKCEE, Singapore O-Level, Indian CBSE.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.
Your online GCSE Psychology course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.
Examinations for GCSE Psychology are held every year in the May/June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.
GCSE Psychology (1PS0) Syllabus
This course is divided into 14 units of study:
Topic 1: Development – How did you develop?
Topic 2: Memory – How does your memory work?
Topic 3: Psychological problems – How would psychological problems affect you?
Topic 4: The brain and neuropsychology – How does your brain affect you?
Topic 5: Social influence – How do others affect you?
Topic 11: Research methods – How do you carry out psychological research?
Pre-Selected Optional Units
Topic 8: Perception – How do you interpret the world around you?
Topic 9: Sleep and dreaming – Why do you need to sleep and dream?
- The qualification consists of 2 examination papers.
- Both papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series. Foundation Tier (grades 1 – 5) or Higher Tier (grades 4 – 9).
- The content outlined for each tier will be assessed across both papers.
- Each paper will cover all Assessment Objectives, in the percentages outlined for each tier.
- The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across both papers where 9 is the highest grade. Individual papers are not graded.