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For exams in psychology are they essay based??? please helppp
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For exams in psychology are they essay based??? please helppp
Not heavily, no. There is at least one 12 mark essay in each exam normally. I'm doing Edexcel Psychology; there was a 12 marker in each of my AS exams, and in my A2 exams there will be two 12 markers in the 1st exam, one 12 marker and one 18 marker in the second (though, for the 18 marker, 6 marks is for spelling, grammar etc,)

But these essays are nothing like the ones you'd write for, for example, History or English Literature.
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Not heavily, no. There is at least one 12 mark essay in each exam normally. I'm doing Edexcel Psychology; there was a 12 marker in each of my AS exams, and in my A2 exams there will be two 12 markers in the 1st exam, one 12 marker and one 18 marker in the second (though, for the 18 marker, 6 marks is for spelling, grammar etc,)

But these essays are nothing like the ones you'd write for, for example, History or English Literature.
Thanks for replyin What would be like a typical 12 mark or 18 mark question?
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Thanks for replyin What would be like a typical 12 mark or 18 mark question?
On my board (Edexcel) the 12 marker is normally always Describe and evaluate X, with X being a study, theory, treatment etc.

The 18 marker is a synoptic essay and varies, from application in Psychology to research methods. Can be anything
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On my board (Edexcel) the 12 marker is normally always Describe and evaluate X, with X being a study, theory, treatment etc.

The 18 marker is a synoptic essay and varies, from application in Psychology to research methods. Can be anything
if you put the hard work in to learn all the material will it still be relatively hard to get a top grade in it?
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if you put the hard work in to learn all the material will it still be relatively hard to get a top grade in it?
No. This year at A2 I'm just writing an essay after each topic we cover (i.e. after each study, theory, treatment etc - normally one thing per lesson), I'm learning these and I've been getting full marks in tests
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I'm doing psychology with AQA.
AS you get 1/2 essay questions on each paper (there are 2 papers), which are 12 markers.
Currently I'm doing A2. And the essay questions are 24 marks.
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