(Original post by Claros)
It's nice to finally see someone on the same exam board as me!
I got an A* in this mock exam (though I was only tested on half of the paper, the health and clinical section) so I will give you my revision tips:
- I first made revision cards for all of the studies during the holidays, but I would get into the habit of doing these cards after you complete three studies (so every sub-section)
- I then got my mum and my friends to keep testing me on the information so that I would remember the key points and be able to recall them in the exam
- For the 15 mark questions, I looked at general points that could be made on the studies. Then, using the information that I learnt from my revision cards I was able to just make up more specific points. General points could be on validity, generalisability, ethics, usefulness, reliability, ethnocentrism etc.
Are you also doing Health and Clinical and Forensic Psychology? I do have access to the 2014 paper but I don't want to give you the questions to an irrelevant section (I'm also not entirely sure if I'm allowed to give you the questions either because I've seen people asking around the site for 2014 papers and them being told that they're not allowed to know due to mock exams etc.)
In my mock if I remember correctly there were questions on lack of control, biological treatments for a disorder, cognitive explanations for a disorder and the combined approach. My teacher said that these questions served as a prediction for what they think will come up.
Hope this helps
Finally! I always looked at other thread but seeing they weren't on the same board it wasn't very useful
Well done for your grade!
I have done my revision cards for each section and started practicing them. I think the real issue is now knowing I HAVE to revise all the content, so I am slacking in that aspect as I already know I have done the cards
The tip on the 15 marker is very useful! I would try doing that. I have taught myself in finding similar evaluation points in each sub section so that I can generally state the strengths and weaknesses then go on to link it with a specific study and my conclusion always being how useful the research is applying it to the question
Regarding the sections; yes I am doing health/forensic. They are very interesting topics
Also im not too sure if you are allowed to give out the 2014 paper, I agree with that it may be mocks for some people?
I would appreciate a heads up on what to revise in depth
Many thanks for your help!