Sixth Form (A Levels)

Online A Level Psychology

Description

Our Cambridge International A Level Psychology online course is meticulously designed to deepen your understanding of the complexities of human behaviour and mental processes. This course offers a comprehensive foundation, allowing you to explore key research methods, approaches, issues, and debates within the field of psychology. Whether your aim is to progress to higher education or to gain a robust understanding of psychology, our A Level Psychology online course offers you the academic rigour and flexibility you need.

The course provides an in-depth exploration into the ways psychology has been applied across various disciplines and offers valuable insights through important research studies. With our online Psychology A Level, you are well-positioned to advance into university-level psychology courses.

 

Homework, Assessment and Reporting

For students enrolled in our online Psychology A Level course, the expectation is to complete at least one piece of homework per subject each week. To ensure success, revising notes to consolidate learning after each lesson is highly recommended. Following the guiding principle that each hour of classroom instruction should be matched with an hour of independent study, our A Level Psychology online course provides a balanced and thorough educational experience.

Our assessment strategy is designed to provide students with continuous feedback and evaluation. Level 5 internal assessments are conducted in June, while Level 6 internal mock assessments are scheduled for November and March. Reports, issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5 and after the mock assessments for Level 6, detail grades for attainment and effort in each subject, supplemented with written comments from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

Parental Engagement

Parents are strongly encouraged to use their family Teams account for regular dialogue with teachers concerning their child’s academic progress. This offers the unique benefit of more nuanced tracking of academic performance, presenting a distinct advantage over traditional annual parent consultation evenings.

Our A Level Psychology online course provides an intellectually stimulating and flexible learning environment, setting the stage for your future academic and professional pursuits in psychology.

Click here to see the 2023 Assessment and Reporting schedule.

The CAIE 9990 A Level Psychology specification allows students to facilitate their understanding of Psychology providing a firm basis from which to springboard into university and beyond.

At Cambridge Home School, we prepare students for the full A Level examinations (AS and A2 combined).

The AS Level content includes approaches, issues and debates and research methods:

  • Biological
  • Cognitive
  • Learning
  • Social
  • Research Methods

At A2 Level, candidates are required to study how Psychology is applied in two of the following four areas:

  • Abnormality
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Health
  • Organisations

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange their examinations – our teachers will provide all the support required. Most students will sit their examination papers at a local school or college. Some students sit their examinations at private examination centres (Google these or ask and we can provide a list) or the British Council for international students.

If you are intending to study A Level Psychology, we recommend that you spend some time in the summer holidays preparing. Here are some suggested activities:

Read:

A variety of interesting articles on fascinating psychological topics – Psychology Today

Use this link to buy the textbook – Cambridge A Level Psychology textbook

The home of Psychology in the UK, includes some interesting short articles – British Psychological Society

Watch:

Fun and educational videos about Psychology – Crash Course Psychology

Videos by Dr. Ross Stephenson specifically for the Cambridge syllabus – Cambridge A-Levels Psychology with Ross Stephenson

Seven of the twelve key studies are explained well on this channel –¬† A Levels Psychology (9990)

Listen:

Weekly podcast where experts discuss topics related to mental health – Evidence-Based

A range of Psychology topics discussed in short episodes – The Psych Files Podcast

What is the focus of the A Level Psychology online course?

The online A Level Psychology course from Cambridge International aims to deepen students’ understanding of psychology. It covers essential research methods, theories, issues, and debates in the field, thereby preparing students for higher education in psychology.

How is homework managed in the online Psychology A Level course?

Students in the sixth form are obliged to complete at least one piece of homework for each subject weekly. Additionally, it is recommended that students engage in an hour of independent study for each hour of in-class instruction to reinforce their learning.

What are the assessment methods in the Psychology A Level online course?

Assessments include Level 5 internal evaluations in June and Level 6 mock tests in November and March. Reports are provided at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5, and after the mock assessments in the Autumn and Spring terms for Level 6. These reports include grades for both effort and attainment, accompanied by feedback from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher.

How can parents stay updated on their child’s progress in the Psychology A Level online course?

Parents are advised to use a family Teams account for ongoing communication with teachers about their child’s academic progress. This allows for more thorough tracking of performance than what would typically be possible through an annual consultation evening.

What are the prospects for students completing the online Psychology A Level?

The CAIE 9990 A Level Psychology syllabus sets students up for further study in psychology at university level, offering a robust foundation for future academic and career advancements.

General points

Assessment, apart from the final A Level exams, will be carried out continuously throughout lessons, via homework or short tests.

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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