Course Content

Component 1: Physiological factors

The purpose of this component is to give a solid grounding in some of the basic core aspects of psychology. The intention therefore is to allow the learner, through the study of classic research, to gain an appreciation that psychology continues to develop and evolve.

Component 2: Psychology past to present

The central aspect for this component is that of psychological research, from the initial planning stages through to analysing and evaluating. It is designed to introduce learners to the methodologies used by psychologists and to gain an appreciation of the impact of choices made on the outcomes of the research. Learners should appreciate the limitations of scientific research and when dealing with the complexities of humans as test material, there are several issues which need to be considered.

Component 3: Investigating behaviour

Having learnt about the various psychological approaches in Component 1, learners are expected to apply this knowledge and understanding to human/animal behaviours. Learners should be able to explain and draw conclusions about the possible causes of these behaviours and understand that psychology has the potential to impact on society as a whole by developing methods of modifying behaviour.

1: Physiological factorsWritten exam 2h 15m33%
2: Psychology past to presentWritten exam2h 15m33%
3: Investigating behaviourWritten exam2h 15m33%

Key Info

  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Awarding Body: Eduqas
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Course Length: 2 Years

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