I would like some ideas for revision for AQA GCSE Psychology Watch

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I'm currently on study leave and fortunately I have a week to revise for the AQA unit 1 and 2 psychology exam (split into two exams). Currently from past papers I had completed in the classroom with about a day of revision before hand I have managed to achieve just below an A grade. However I aim to achieve an A* as psychology is the subject I have enjoyed the most throughout school.

I have never done particularly well in school and I usually achieve below average grades, apart from in psychology. The revision I have done consists of writing out key terms and writing out the psychological studies. What revision methods could I use to achieve a high grade in psychology because I realise that my way of revising is not the most effective. Help would be much appreciated.
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i do OCR psychology so i'm not sure how similar the courses are. However what i've been doing is making flashcards for every unit which covers all the theory's and studies i need to know so when i'm revising the flashcards i'm essentially memorizing the information. It's a bit late now but i started making the flashcards since year10 and revising for every end of topic test with them so going over the cards now is a doddle. so i suppose doing past papers would help a lot to good luck!
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(Original post by butterfly_belle)
i do OCR psychology so i'm not sure how similar the courses are. However what i've been doing is making flashcards for every unit which covers all the theory's and studies i need to know so when i'm revising the flashcards i'm essentially memorizing the information. It's a bit late now but i started making the flashcards since year10 and revising for every end of topic test with them so going over the cards now is a doddle. so i suppose doing past papers would help a lot to good luck!
Thank you, I will make some flashcards to see if it's a good way to learn.
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I read a study to myself, then write it down and compare to the actual wording of the study till I get it exact! Past papers are really useful too! Hope this helps and good luck in your exam/s😊


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Well the biggest marks are awarded for studies, as I'm doing AQA I first make sure I know at least 1 study per chapter, as you can use the same study multiple times (unless they ask for a different one...) and there is 1-2 study questions per section in the exam each worth 4-8 marks. Forget key terms learn them a couple days before they're only worth 2/3 marks! The most they can ask about key terms is like different situations and you have to identify what it is as in A,B or C, or like literally just saying what a word means.
Flashcards are the best, everything else didn't work for me, Good Luck!
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