I'm taking psychology next year and I was wondering if anyone could give me an over view of what I'll be learning and how different or indifferent it is to gcse?? Just any useful information that will hopefully help me next year!
AS Level psychology info needed!!! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-07-2014 17:52
- 18-07-2014 18:01
D'you know what board you're with? I was with WJEC and was really disappointed with it, so far as I've heard other boards aren't that different - we literally had to memorise about a dozen (or 2 dozen, I forget) studies, and write out parts of them in the exam. There was no real need for understanding, it was 100% memorization and so I found it really really awful. It depends what board you'll be with of course, and what type of person you are because some people I know enjoyed it. But be warned!
- 18-07-2014 18:41
I did CIE A Levels and i absolutely loved it. Yes, you have about 20 studies in AS Level but you can choose which aspect of psychology you want to study in your A Level. We chose Organisational Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. It's the perfect amount of detail, which you have to study, not too much nor too less. But trust me, it's quite interesting. It won't seem cumbersome at the least. It may initially make you frown a bit or some studies may pass over your head but as you read more than once you'll start enjoying it. And its gonna be so exciting when you can finally start relating so many theories in your real life.
So in all, I think you should go ahead. It was certainly one of the best decisions i've made