Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi all

    I'm currently teaching myself A-Level psychology, I'm really enjoying it. However, I haven't been learning dates of the 'minor studies' - the ones used in evaluations etc. I recently read to get an A you need to know ALL the dates - is this the case?! I really hope not cause I'm useless at dates!
    Do you need to know them? And do they deduct marks if you put in a date and it's incorrect?

    Also, I'm curious to see what optional topics for paper three people are thinking about learning - Im planning on learning 2 topics per section, and picking the best on the day of the exam? I might try for all 3, depending on how much time work takes up 😑
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Dates aren't necessary, but names are.

    You should know a rough date for the key studies (Zimbardo, Milgram etc)

    Don't overload yourself. Pick the suggested/guided one topic per section.

    My students are doing Gender, Aggression and Schizophrenia simply because there's a lot of resources available for all 3. Have a look through the specification, there are some really short topics which are structured nicely, which may help when revising.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    No, I got an A as AS without putting any dates in - it's more about the content you know of the study/evaluation points. If I know that date, I'll put it in, but it's not something I force myself to remember.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Thank you both so much - made me feel a lot better. I think you're right about the optional paper - might just do one topic really thourougly! Thank you
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    You won't pass just doing one topic.

    You need to pick 1 from each section (3 in total) or you won't receive enough marks on paper 3, thus your grade will be pulled down.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: September 30, 2016

University open days

  • University of East Anglia
    All Departments Open 13:00-17:00. Find out more about our diverse range of subject areas and career progression in the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine & Health Sciences, and the Sciences. Postgraduate
    Wed, 30 Jan '19
  • Solent University
    Careers in maritime Undergraduate
    Sat, 2 Feb '19
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    City and Collegiate Campus Undergraduate
    Sun, 3 Feb '19
Poll
Brexit: Given the chance now, would you vote leave or remain?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.