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    I have heard that psychology A-level is changing from 2015. What does this mean? I'll be sitting my exams in June 2015, will this affect me?
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    No. This affects new students who will be starting their AS levels in 2015.
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    What's happening to Psychology?
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    (Original post by David B)
    What's happening to Psychology?
    Probably the same as all A-levels. Exams will be taken at the end of two years, any coursework component there may have been is scrapped, and the exams are "more rigorous" to prevent "rote learning"
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    (Original post by AmyBurge)
    I have heard that psychology A-level is changing from 2015. What does this mean? I'll be sitting my exams in June 2015, will this affect me?
    No, it will not effect you.

    A-level specs will be changing in 2015, to start teaching from Sept 2015. So if you will not be starting your A-levels, until next year Sept then you have nothing to worry about. If you shall be starting your A-levels this upcoming academic year, then you shall sit the current A-level spec exams next year May in 2015.
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    (Original post by AlphaNick)
    I'm not sure if it applies for Psychology, but for the sciences on AQA at least, the AS and A2 qualifications are separate. This naturally means that the exam boards have been making the content more rounded-out, so the AS physics exam, for example, is gaining a lot more content in the exams - because previously they were very specific and designed to be complementary to the A2 course in terms of teaching a variety of subjects within physics. This means that the unit 1 Physics exam no longer focuses heavily on quantum, particle and electrical physics, but it also incorporates stuff like projectile motion, momentum, forces and other stuff in the exam. So basically, AS courses are becoming independent of A2 courses and they are teaching more content... Some certificates are losing coursework as well.
    All subjects will eventually lead to having a separate, standalone qualification at AS and having a full A-level qualification. All exam boards are doing this, they have no choice - it's the government's rule. To my knowledge, no A-level that already deals with coursework shall be axing coursework all together. They are however, reducing it from 40% to 20%. Which means, you will only experience coursework if you do the A-level version, where you will study it in your final year of A-levels.
 
 
 
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