GCSE Psychology


Study online AQA GCSE Psychology (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam with ease.


Study the GCSE Psychology course entirely online to achieve this core and credible qualification. GCSE Psychology is essential if you wish to go to University to study any Psychology related degree. Learn about the brain, social influence, language, thought and communication to name a few.

This fascinating GCSE Psychology course will show employers and educators that you have transferrable skills and qualifications to build upon. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate last year.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

GCSE Psychology is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK.

  • Accredited OFQUAL regulated qualification awarded by AQA 
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans
  • Help with your CV and LinkedIn Profile

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Course Introduction
  • Unit 2 – Aided and Unaided Observations
  • Unit 3 – Perception
  • Unit 4 – Development
  • Unit 5 – Research Methods
  • Unit 6 – Social Influence
  • Unit 7 – Language, Thought and Communication
  • Unit 8 – The Brain and Neuropsychology
  • Unit 9 – Psychological Problems
  • Unit 10 – Preparing for the GCSE examination: Paper 1 & 2

Syllabus: (8182)  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

AQA is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

AQA Upskill Online UK

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. A pass grade is set at grades 4 / 5 and is formally a grade C). 9 is the highest grade equivalent to an A*. Each paper makes up 50% of this GCSE qualification.

  • Paper 1 – Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of GCSE – 100 marks.
  • Paper 2 – Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes – 50% of GCSE – 100 marks.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this GCSE Psychology course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have learnt. They do not count towards your overall GCSE Psychology qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit. There is no coursework to produce in this syllabus.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for GCSE Psychology are £198 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an AQA Psychology GCSE qualification. Specification (8182).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A good standard level of reading and written English is required and is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve successfully completed this GCSE Psychology course, you could progress onto our A Level Psychology course or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or related sectors. You can also use this GCSE Psychology qualification to get into college or Sixth Form.


The GCSE Psychology course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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