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..........where do i start?
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Including AS level?

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I haven't studied psychology at any level previously but have decided to go straight in for the a level as i know i'm capable of it. Any advice on getting me started would be greatly appreciated
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Yes-including as level
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I pretty much used psychseed packs for as level, did the trick

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I did this finishing last year when I got my certificate in january. I did it with no teachers while working 40 hours.

I achieved an A* grade which fell within the top 4% of the country. I suspect my 100% score in A2 may have even fallen in a smaller bracket.

My whole journey can be found searching my previous posts and how I did it on my website here:

Http://www.loopa.co.UK

My website also has model A* essays for psya3 and psya4 that I created and used to get 100% for both psya3 and psya4.

Other students have used them and they have sold about 400 copies approximately over the last year with many emailing me telling me they scored 95% +.

My certificate is on my website too so you can see I know what I'm talking about and its legit. There's a good youtube video I posted there too giving advice on Psya1 and Psya2.

My textbooks on my website give you an idea of how I revised all the essay answers too going into the exam- very useful if your unsure how to cram it in.

Hope it helps Fred, any questions feel free to post on my website and it will send me a notification for me to respond. I reply to all my messages there within 24hours usually. I'll help any way I can.

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I haven't studied psychology at any level previously but have decided to go straight in for the a level as i know i'm capable of it. Any advice on getting me started would be greatly appreciated
As an A Level teacher of 18 years my advice would be have a good overview of the topics you will be studying as part of your AS before you start. Many students are not really very clear what they will be studying and are sometimes put off by having to study topics such as research methods. As a general rule of thumb most of the AS levels cover the same topics but A2 topics between exam boards can vary quite a bit so explore the A2 options carefully. Have you made a decision what exam board you are intending to follow?

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As an A Level teacher of 18 years my advice would be have a good overview of the topics you will be studying as part of your AS before you start. Many students are not really very clear what they will be studying and are sometimes put off by having to study topics such as research methods. As a general rule of thumb most of the AS levels cover the same topics but A2 topics between exam boards can vary quite a bit so explore the A2 options carefully. Have you made a decision what exam board you are intending to follow?

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Hey Colin

Thank you for the reply.
The exam board for it is 'University of Cambridge International'. So I believe this is a different governing body to the AQA?
The Education Centre (where I have enrolled for this course) have not been very helpful. They have given me a book to learn from that is of a degree level which is entirely useless to me. Would you be able to recommend a suitable book from which to teach myself the basics for (firstly) an AS Level which encompasses the Cambridge syllabus?
I am currently studying cognitive psychology and the memory models-is this good place to start?

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I did this finishing last year when I got my certificate in january. I did it with no teachers while working 40 hours.

I achieved an A* grade which fell within the top 4% of the country. I suspect my 100% score in A2 may have even fallen in a smaller bracket.

My whole journey can be found searching my previous posts and how I did it on my website here:

Http://www.loopa.co.UK

My website also has model A* essays for psya3 and psya4 that I created and used to get 100% for both psya3 and psya4.

Other students have used them and they have sold about 400 copies approximately over the last year with many emailing me telling me they scored 95% +.

My certificate is on my website too so you can see I know what I'm talking about and its legit. There's a good youtube video I posted there too giving advice on Psya1 and Psya2.

My textbooks on my website give you an idea of how I revised all the essay answers too going into the exam- very useful if your unsure how to cram it in.

Hope it helps Fred, any questions feel free to post on my website and it will send me a notification for me to respond. I reply to all my messages there within 24hours usually. I'll help any way I can.

Saj

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Evening Saj,

I had a look through your site & your grades are very remarkable-well done
I will reply to your site.
In the meantime would you be able to recommend a book which encompasses the AS Level material set out in the 'Cambrige International' syllabus- I believe this is different to the AQA?

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Evening Saj,

I had a look through your site & your grades are very remarkable-well done
I will reply to your site.
In the meantime would you be able to recommend a book which encompasses the AS Level material set out in the 'Cambrige International' syllabus- I believe this is different to the AQA?

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Hi Sarah,

Hmm I can't say I'm familiar with that exam board? Most of the schools pick AQA because there's usually more materials and information available on that boards syllabus. Are you able to choose AQA or must it be the Cambridge internal syllabus?

I can only unfortunately offer guidance on AQA as its the one I studied and know
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Hi Sarah

I'm assuming you're embarking on the Psychology A level course that is next examined in June and November 2015? If so this is the link to the speci9fication -
http://www.cie.org.uk/images/128633-2015-syllabus.pdf. Section 7.1 of the pdf gives some recommended textbooks - The first two exams relate to core studies but non of the three recommended texts cover all the studies you need. The Gross book is detailed and informative but can be a bit wordy for students. I haven't seen the Banyard book but I've worked worth a number of Cara Flanagan texts and these are always more student friendly. Before you log onto Amazon for a copy you might want to try the websites listed on the following page of the pdf. It's possible you might be able to find the level of detail you need without spending any money at all.

As regards starting with models of memory. Although that would be a good starting point for the AQA specification A; and it certainly won't harm to know something about the models, I'm not sure that its entirely relevant to any, or all, of the core Cognitive studies listed. My advice would be to start looking at the cognitive core studies and if you come across reference to models/theories that you're not clear on then follow them up with a general text such as Gross.

www.WeTeach.org.uk
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