(Original post by Jacke02)
86 and 98 percent. The funny thing is, i did loads more revision for the 86 percent mark... and i was gutted with it (i know, thats riducularse)
We rarely talk about research design for this exam! At least not when analysing a study... i sometimes try to pop the odd term such as 'cross-sectional study' but i dunno if it matters that much.
It will, if we get a question such as name the design in study A... so i guess its worth revising.
And i make the powerpoints with questions such as 'name two criticisms of study x'... so i get my Ao2s in. I bought a windows phone for xmas, so i can study with the powerpoints anywhere :P
What did you get in your AS psychology? You must be taught far different to we are, our teacher seems to be more clinical when talking about essay writing. Your right as in you do need specifics when talking about research methods in studies- such as when talking about an ethical problem you need to name the problem.
I think our spec is far better then spec a, which everyone on TSR does. I loved perspective parts at the beginning. Are you doing schizophrenia? The only problem with the modules my teacher picked, are, if i may use some psychology, very similar. Nobody can tell the difference between whats on forensic psychology and congition to law... and that means forgetting by interference.
Wow, those are awesome marks dude, if you have never used past papers for psychology before, how did you revise then? Did you use the powerpoint method as well?
Yeh, remember also that methods questions will come up on the Child Development section - so cognitive for us. So it's worth brushing up on the research methods from Unit 1. They might ask us to suggest a suitable design for an experiment given in the scenario and give an advantage/disadvantage of it. You'll never know :P
It's also worth pointing out that as well as methodological issues you can also comment/criticise/evaluate the theoretical issues as well. Just a hint.
LOL, I got a C overall despite me giving good advice :P I think I'm more of an idealistic person. Like I know everything, but when it comes to the exams I don't perform as well xD I find it difficult to write ideas on my head into the exam paper if you get what I mean?
so I think I just need to prepare better and actually do the essays instead of just planning them :P
My psychology teacher is the best. He is awesome. i think my teacher is an expert with this exam board and know what to expect. He's always on about checking the specification, doing past paper questions instead of just rewriting notes. He teaches us in a way that is exam focused. If you understand what I mean?
Yeh I think so too - I think AQA B is way better than AQA A. I don't do schizophrenia. I do Substance abuse and Stress which is really good because I can use the knowledge and apply it to my daily life :P Which is really good.