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GCSE Psychology
Course Overview

Psychology is the study of human behaviour.

On this one year course you will study a fascinating range of experiments and theories, you will critically analyse these studies to form your own experiments based on these ideas.

Classes will be a mixture of whole class, small group and individual work, with an emphasis on exam skills.

You will be expected to attend all sessions and make time for independent study and revision outside class times.

Course Content

Subjects covered include:

  • Memory
  • Non Verbal Communication
  • Development of Personality
  • Prejudice Stereotyping and Discrimination
  • Learning
  • Social Influence
  • Aggression
  • Sex and Gender
  • Research methods
  • Data Analysis
Entry Requirements

Candidates need no formal qualifications, but must have a good standard of written English and be confident with basic maths. Screening tests will be carried out in the first session.

Enthusiasm and an open mind are essential.


 Two exams, one and a half hours each.

What does this course lead to?

You may wish to progress to AS/A Level Psychology courses elsewhere.

This qualification is ideal if you want to study Health and Social Care, Forensic Science, Public Services or any service-focused industry.

Equipment Required

You will need to provide you own basic stationery.

Suitable course books will be recommended when the course begins. These will be approximately £20, and will be made available from the Learning Resources Centre.

How to Apply

Student Services: information@bcot.ac.uk Tel 01256 306484