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Psychology AS Level

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

The study of psychology opens doors to careers in education, social work, counselling and the police, as well as psychology. This course covers a comprehensive approach to developmental psychology and research methods, biological psychology, social psychology and psychopathology.

Topics include:
Unit 1 - Approaching psychology
Unit 2 - Memory
Unit 3 - Social influence: conformity and obedience
Unit 4 - Developmental psychology: attachment
Unit 5 - Psychopathology
Unit 6 - Research methods

What do I need to know?

GCSEs or equivalent in Biology (minimum grade B) and Chemistry (minimum grade C) or Double or Triple Science (minimum grade B) and Maths (minimum grade C) is strongly recommended for this course.

Awarding Body

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

Course info


GCE AS Level or equivalent

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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