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Hi, I'm in Year 11 and I want to take an extra GCSE by myself, I was wondering if it is possible to self teach GCSE Psychology, I want to know if it is difficult or easy. Secondly which exam board is best for GCSE Psychology.
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Hi, I'm in Year 11 and I want to take an extra GCSE by myself, I was wondering if it is possible to self teach GCSE Psychology, I want to know if it is difficult or easy. Secondly which exam board is best for GCSE Psychology.
It's possible. I would contact your current school/centre for information. I know little about GCSE Psychology, so I wouldn't be of much help in regards to commenting about difficulty.
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I did aqa psychology gcse and taught myself - it was pretty straightforward and interesting!


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I did aqa psychology gcse and taught myself - it was pretty straightforward and interesting!

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I'm doing Edexcel GCSE psychology at school as an extra lesson and it's easier than I thought it would be! The revision books is amazing! However it would take you two years not 1?! I assume you're trying to do it just this year x
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I'm doing Edexcel GCSE psychology at school as an extra lesson and it's easier than I thought it would be! The revision books is amazing! However it would take you two years not 1?! I assume you're trying to do it just this year x
Yep, my aim is to try and do it starting now for the next exam period!
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How difficult was it and what grade did you achieve?
I got a C and was disappointed with this grade, however, I barely did any proper revision! None of the students in my class failed


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Yep, my aim is to try and do it starting now for the next exam period!
So summer 2017 or 2018?
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I'm doing Edexcel GCSE psychology at school as an extra lesson and it's easier than I thought it would be! The revision books is amazing! However it would take you two years not 1?! I assume you're trying to do it just this year x
Edexcel isn't too bad.
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I'm currently in Year 10 and I'm doing Edexcel GCSE Psychology. The following is the course layout:
Unit 1:
Topic A - Perception 
Topic B - Dreaming
Unit 2:
Topic C - Do TV and video games affect young people’s behaviour?
Topic D - Why do we have phobias?
Topic E - Are criminals born or made?

So far it is quite straight forward and just mainly getting to grips with the concepts and information.

We also have access to the official books in lessons (available on Amazon and eBay) although I do have a free online version full of the complete revision notes, key words, activities, checklists etc if that's of any use to you.

We just completed a section of Topic A and had an assessment which I'm pleased to say that I got an A in. I believe that this was partly because of the fact that the majority of the questions were multiple choice and short answer which is common in the Unit 1 paper.

The overall structure of the Edexcel Psychology Exams:
Unit 1 - Perception and Dreams (1 hour, 15 mins) - 60 marks - 40% of the final grade
•Consists of multiple-choice and short-answer questions
Unit 2 - Social and Biological Psychological Debates (1 hour, 45 mins) - 90 marks - 60% of the final grade
•Multiple choice questions, short answers and some extended writing
• Tougher than Unit 1 as there is less MCQ and more questions requiring long answers
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(Original post by MariamsRevision)
I'm currently in Year 10 and I'm doing Edexcel GCSE Psychology. The following is the course layout:
Unit 1:
Topic A - Perception 
Topic B - Dreaming
Unit 2:
Topic C - Do TV and video games affect young people’s behaviour?
Topic D - Why do we have phobias?
Topic E - Are criminals born or made?

So far it is quite straight forward and just mainly getting to grips with the concepts and information.

We also have access to the official books in lessons (available on Amazon and eBay) although I do have a free online version full of the complete revision notes, key words, activities, checklists etc if that's of any use to you.

We just completed a section of Topic A and had an assessment which I'm pleased to say that I got an A in. I believe that this was partly because of the fact that the majority of the questions were multiple choice and short answer which is common in the Unit 1 paper.

The overall structure of the Edexcel Psychology Exams:
Unit 1 - Perception and Dreams (1 hour, 15 mins) - 60 marks - 40% of the final grade
•Consists of multiple-choice and short-answer questions
Unit 2 - Social and Biological Psychological Debates (1 hour, 45 mins) - 90 marks - 60% of the final grade
•Multiple choice questions, short answers and some extended writing
• Tougher than Unit 1 as there is less MCQ and more questions requiring long answers
This is the same course I'm doing! But you do it over a two year period! This person wants to start now, he/she is in year 11 I've already been doing it for a year and a half and haven't finished the content yet! So I don't think they would be able to do it in 6 months! But yeah it's easy enough to get your head
Round! However you don't have to take GCSE
Psychology to take a level psychology x
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Hi, I'm in Year 11 and I want to take an extra GCSE by myself, I was wondering if it is possible to self teach GCSE Psychology, I want to know if it is difficult or easy. Secondly which exam board is best for GCSE Psychology.
I am in year 9, my school only does A-level psychology and I want to do it as well if you come figure out how to do it could you tell me?
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Hi.
I’m also in year 9 and I plan on self-studying GCSE Psychology. I am planning (and also recommend) using AQA as the exam board. This is what most DLP’s suggest.

There are several options when self teaching:
1. Through a Distance Learning Provider
DLP’s are really mixed in terms of their usefulness. There are several distance learning providers, including Oxford Homeschooling and ICS Learn.
2. Using a textbook-
I currently have three GCSE Psychology textbooks. One Collins, One oxford and one AQA.

Bare in mind that GCSE Psychology consists of lots of case studies that need to be remembered. I find this GCSE interesting and intriguing. My school also only offers GCSE Psychology at A Level.

Best of luck
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(Original post by Mimletz)
Hi, I'm in Year 11 and I want to take an extra GCSE by myself, I was wondering if it is possible to self teach GCSE Psychology, I want to know if it is difficult or easy. Secondly which exam board is best for GCSE Psychology.
I'm doing Edexcel. It's ok so far but I think AQA is the most popular!
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Hi, I'm in Year 11 and I want to take an extra GCSE by myself, I was wondering if it is possible to self teach GCSE Psychology, I want to know if it is difficult or easy. Secondly which exam board is best for GCSE Psychology.
Hyy, i am in year 10 but till research methods psycology is really easy.i would email you some notes.And it is so easy that if you get some notes you can get an A* in it.its my promise to you.
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hiii, I am a year 9 self-teaching, it would be really helpful if you could email me some notes, thank youuuuu
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Hyy, i am in year 10 but till research methods psycology is really easy.i would email you some notes.And it is so easy that if you get some notes you can get an A* in it.its my promise to you.
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Can you pleAse Email me your notes
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