OCR Psyche: just memorise 6 essays?! Watch
This shouldn't be a problem for me, but what do you think??
I've got the structure for the essays down perfectly and im writing themm up now
Enough said, I'm sure.
I'm still really confused as to what the exam actually includes... no-one in my school has really told us! I know there's Section A and Section B questions, but that's about it
What topics are everyone doing? I'm doing Crime and Education. Wish I was doing Sport
Here's an overview of what to expect in the day for you lovelee-jublee (like ur user name lol)
You have an hour and a half to complete both topics.
Each topic is split up into parts, section a and section b.
Section a should be 20-30 mins ideally, and has 2 parts to it- a and b. a is describing one of the three sub topics and b is evaluating it.
EG part a in section a- 'describe a theory of personality in crime' and then b could be 'contrast this with other personalities of crime'.
In Section A, part a is worth 6 marks and part b is worth ten.
Section B should be ideally about an hour long. this has 3 parts, part a, part b and c. The wording of the questions a and b are usally the same each time:
a. Describe what psychologists have learned about (topic)- worth 10 marks
b. Evaluate what psychologists have learned about (topic)-worth 16 marks
c is a bit harder, it's a think on you feet question that applies what you've learned to a situation somehow so, for example 'suggest ways of decreasing fear in crime'. This is worth 8 marks, four being explaining reasons- e.g. reduce crime disproportions in the media- and the other four for backing those reasons up with evidence- this can be from a study, a theory or anecdotal evidence- eg 'there was a man who reduced his fear by..'
Hope this helps! :-)
I'm in the process of making Powerpoint presentations to help me revise for Crime, so when I get round to it I'll post them here for other people to revise from. Just need to find out how!!!