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Why choose Edexcel International A-level Psychology?

This course aims to give you the skills to:

  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Psychology and how they relate to each other
  • develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills in using scientific methods
  • develop competence and confidence in using a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills
  • develop your interest in and enthusiasm for Psychology
  • appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how Psychology contributes to the success of the economy and society.

This qualification is 100% externally assessed by examination and has a modular structure, with three exam sessions each year in October, January and June (not all subjects are available in each exam session. Please see a full exam schedule here). A table of the course structure can be found at the bottom of the page.

Why take this online course with ITS?

  • Value for money – our entry level is FREE.
  • Easy accessibility – all you need is a broadband connection.
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn.
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add on services according to your needs.
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers – the course is the same that runs in our registered schools.
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification.
  • Full support services – our counsellors can guide you through the course and on to the next step.
  • This course is somewhat similar to a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). However, with ITS Education Asia you can ultimately get an official A-level qualification and have the option to access greater levels of support.
  • The course content may be relevant to a variety of exams (IB, AQA, OCR, CIE) and school study. See the unit description for more detail on the content.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

First and foremost, to study an IAL in Psychology you must have a keen interest in the human behaviour, a curious mind and the ability to evaluate evidence and arguments. You do not need to have studied psychology before, although previous study at GCSE level may be useful.

What can I do with an A-level in Psychology?

You can go on to university courses like an honours degrees in Psychology, or go on to degrees like Medicine, Politics, Law, Social Work and applied Business.

The skills learned by studying psychology are relevant to many careers across a diverse field, including sport, education, business, social work and medicine, among others.

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our A-levels FAQ page.

For more information on applying to UK universities, see our UCAS page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

The course consists of four units – two IAS and two IAL units (you choose one topic in each AL unit). .

Find our FAQ's for Edexcel International A-levels here.

Topic and assessment overview

IAL Psychology topics at a glance
IAS Unit 1. Social and Cognitive Psychology
IAS Unit 2. Biological Psychology, Learning Theories and Development
IAL Unit 3. Applications of Psychology

  • Options:
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Criminological Psychology
    • Health Psychology

IAL Unit 4. Clinical Psychology and Psychological Skills

Assessment in January, June and October

  • External assessment: written examination

IAS Unit 1 – 64 marks, 1 hour 30 minute examination time
IAS Unit 2 – 96 marks, 2 hour examination time
IAL Unit 3 – 64 marks, 1 hour 30 minute examination time
IAL Unit 4 – 96 marks, 2 hour examination time

Pearson Edexcel International A-levels Exam Timetable May-June 2018

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