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OCR A2 Psychology: G544: Approaches and Research Methods - Monday 17th June 2013 Watch

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    Does anyone know whether its hard to get an A on this exam? I took this in January and received a C so really want an A.
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    anyone know what id need to get in this exam retake or the g543 to try get a B or even the off rare chance of an A?
    psychological investigations- 54/60 A
    core studies- 90/140- C
    G544- 62/100- C (retaking)
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    (Original post by lankan-gurl)
    Does anyone know whether its hard to get an A on this exam? I took this in January and received a C so really want an A.
    most people in my class got an A except a few of us (inc me) who got Cs, its not too hard but only if the grade boundaries are fairly low like i think they were in jan because i thought id completely failed this and had got a U but i didnt, just make sure your prepared and understand the essay structure and your main points and you should be fine
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    (Original post by em6789)
    most people in my class got an A except a few of us (inc me) who got Cs, its not too hard but only if the grade boundaries are fairly low like i think they were in jan because i thought id completely failed this and had got a U but i didnt, just make sure your prepared and understand the essay structure and your main points and you should be fine
    Thanks Same I completely thought that I would have got a U for the exam but was glad I got at least a C. What do you mean by essay structure though?
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    (Original post by lankan-gurl)
    Thanks Same I completely thought that I would have got a U for the exam but was glad I got at least a C. What do you mean by essay structure though?
    yeah same ummm section B which how you answer part a, b, c, d and e, as each is answered in a specific way
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    (Original post by em6789)
    anyone know what id need to get in this exam retake or the g543 to try get a B or even the off rare chance of an A?
    psychological investigations- 54/60 A
    core studies- 90/140- C
    G544- 62/100- C (retaking)
    If you wanted to get a B overall you would need to get 68 ums on both the G544 and G543 exam but you could get slightly higher or lower on either exam to give you 136 UMS for both papers scores added together plus the 54 and 90 which gives you 280 UMS points for the B

    However if you want to get an A then you would need to get roughly 88 UMS on both G544 and G543 but either more or less on one paper so that once you get 176 UMS for A2 plus 144 at AS which gives you 320 for the A
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    (Original post by em6789)
    yeah same ummm section B which how you answer part a, b, c, d and e, as each is answered in a specific way
    Oh ok I see
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    (Original post by lankan-gurl)
    If you wanted to get a B overall you would need to get 68 ums on both the G544 and G543 exam but you could get slightly higher or lower on either exam to give you 136 UMS for both papers scores added together plus the 54 and 90 which gives you 280 UMS points for the B

    However if you want to get an A then you would need to get roughly 88 UMS on both G544 and G543 but either more or less on one paper so that once you get 176 UMS for A2 plus 144 at AS which gives you 320 for the A
    thank you think i'll stick with the B haha seems more realistic! how do you change UMS points into what youd need to get in each paper like what marks would you need in the papers not the UMS? sorry to be a pain
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    (Original post by mkhan9035)
    Yeah so I guess what your trying to say is revise the approaches but don't make any random guesses! Seems legit


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    Yeah haha, it's too unpredictable
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    Other than Wilson & Daly, what other studies from A2 can be classed as Individual Differences?
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    (Original post by Bobby Greenberg III)
    Other than Wilson & Daly, what other studies from A2 can be classed as Individual Differences?
    I'm going for Brunner and Gudjohnsson
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    What studies from health or sport can be used in individual differences for A2? Also what came up in section B for the Jan 2013 paper?
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    How many marks out of 80 are needed for an A or A*?
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    (Original post by HPattni)
    What studies from health or sport can be used in individual differences for A2? Also what came up in section B for the Jan 2013 paper?
    Section B was reliability and the individual/situational debate
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    Good luck guys! Lets hope OCR wont surprise us with anything like the Jan paper, and hopefully we'll see an approach in section B!
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    (Original post by AliceD)
    Section B was reliability and the individual/situational debate
    Thanks so much
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    (Original post by Cryl)
    Struggling on one strength for individual differences, apart from that it's useful. I have that it allows us to understand rare, abnormal behaviour hence broadening psychological knowledge (but that's same as usefulness). I guess I could say it uses psychometric tests, but I don't see how that's a strength, and I don't have any examples from A2 studies. Actually, does Gudjohnsson's Suggestibility Scale classify as a psychometric test?
    For my individual differences essay, I put:

    Strength - holistic and has the advantage that it collects both quant. and qual. data - examples: T&C, McGrath
    Weakness - qual. data often subjective and can suffer from observer bias - examples: Rosenhan, T&C
    Weakness - small sample --> low generalisability - examples: W&R, Gudjohnsson
    Strength - useful as they have many applications - examples: Griffiths, Gudjohnsson

    From this I have used 6 different studies and I have got a range in, as there is 3 form core, 2 from health and 1 from forensic
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    (Original post by ke95)
    How many marks out of 80 are needed for an A or A*?
    for an A, it is usually around 60/80, give or take a few marks, so around 75%
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    (Original post by AvaSofia)
    For my individual differences essay, I put:

    Strength - holistic and has the advantage that it collects both quant. and qual. data - examples: T&C, McGrath
    Weakness - qual. data often subjective and can suffer from observer bias - examples: Rosenhan, T&C
    Weakness - small sample --> low generalisability - examples: W&R, Gudjohnsson
    Strength - useful as they have many applications - examples: Griffiths, Gudjohnsson

    From this I have used 6 different studies and I have got a range in, as there is 3 form core, 2 from health and 1 from forensic
    Great! Thanks. Do you have any strengths and weaknesses for the free will issue?
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    (Original post by em6789)
    thank you think i'll stick with the B haha seems more realistic! how do you change UMS points into what youd need to get in each paper like what marks would you need in the papers not the UMS? sorry to be a pain
    No problem

    Hmm not too sure, if it was aqa then you could use the UMS converter to figure out raw marks and how they equal to UMS points but because Psychology is with the OCR board I'm not sure.

    I just took the marks you gave (presuming that they were UMS points) and calculated how much you would need to get an A/B grade.
 
 
 
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