So I'm thinking of taking psychology for an a level but I heard you have to learn A LOT of case studies and i was just wondering if anyone could give me a rough amount because it sounds hard. Also how big are the case studies and what kinds of things do you do in psychology class, thanks.
I'm doing AQA a level psychology out of all my subjects I LOVE psychology and I feel most confident for this exam and more well prepared than for any of the others. It's not too hard to grasp but there are many names, such as researcher's names, that you need to remember. Each section has a few experiments or research studies that you NEED to know to back up your point... And you need to know the names of the people who did the experiments. So there are a few to remember but it's not that hard. You'll go over the studies so many times that you'll be surprised how the names just come to you automatically. Definitely worth doing. If you have any more questions just ask, and if you ever need any psychology revision notes I've got tonnes
I'm doing OCR, which is more straightforward (I did AQA AS last year). There is a whole paper on research methods (which is a complete godsend) and a paper on 15 core studies, so there are only 15 names to remember. There are 5 approaches and 3 studies in each approach. In the paper you get a 4 mark question on each study, a couple of questions on the approaches and one in-detail question about 1 study (there are 3 choices). In my opinion it is easier than AQA but both are interesting to study.