Course Name: Psychology

Exam board and qualification: AQA A Level

Text Book:      

AQA Psychology For A Level Yr 1 & AS Student Book: 2nd Ed by Cara Flanagan, Matt Jarvis and Rob Liddle

If available online link to it (CLA): N/A

Recommended Reading:

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain by Gina Rippon

Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Alex & Me by Irene M. Pepperberg

Distance learning sites: e.g Seneca



This link will take you to a great site which introduces some key psychological concepts and has little mini tests to complete along the way. Please complete all sections on the Introduction to Psychology and A Level taster sections.

Youtube / videos?


  2. Three identical strangers- Netflix and 4OD

  3.  The Mind, explained- Netflix

  4. 100 humans- Netflix



  7. The Experiment- Amazon Prime


  9. Blackfish- Netflix

  10. Shutter Island

  11. A Beautiful Mind


1) Research the following key terms online and create a key terms glossary. If you are feeling creative try and come up with an image that will help you remember each one :

a) Psychology

b) Science

c) Cause and effect

d) Hypothesis

e) Ethics

f) Nature vs Nurture

g) Attachment 

h) Memory 

i) Conformity 

j) Obedience

k) Mental Health

l) Phobia

m) Depression

n) OCD

o) Schizophrenia

p) Central nervous system

q) Genes



2) Go to…


You should see different categories of courses- the first one being Health, Sports and Psychology (it’s blue)

Click the drop down and scroll to you find the course ‘Starting with psychology’

Scroll down to the green section that says create an account

Once this is done you should be able to start the course.


This is an introduction to psychology and includes some things we will study specifically and some broader topics. It will take around 5 hours but you don’t have to complete it all in one go so break it up into chunks.

You will be given a certificate at the end to say you have completed the course.