psychology a-level

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    I'm doing psychology a level in just one year so obviously I need to work hard but I was wondering if some people who got the top grades in psychology could give me some advice on how to get the top grades?

    hi I got an A in psychology AS level.

    I really hated the subject, it was disgusting but somehow also my best grade.

    My advice is: learn unit 1 inside out! so that's the basics of psychology: like lab experiments the advantages and disadvantages etc. After that there's not much.

    I just did that and barely did anything for any of the other parts due to the genuine emotional pain it caused me revising for this subject, and just applied basic psych principles to everything and got marks lol.

    I got a B overall. Bs at AS, a D and 100 UMS at A2 (somehow unit 3 hurt my soul and somehow I completely aced unit 4).

    At AS level, try and understand as much of the content as possible. Understanding the research methods parts of the course will help with the rest of it, as you can apply it when working on your AO2 for your essays in your other units.

    There are A LOT of studies that you will be expected to remember. You need to focus on knowing the procedure (briefly), but mostly the results and what they showed. Remembering the names of the psychologists is always handy, but not necessary. Only bother to learn years if it was part of a series of experiments (like Milgram changing his dependent variables over time) - just have some sort of idea in chronology if you have to talk about how perceptions changed over time.

    Psychology may seem like an easy option to some, but it is hard. You have to keep on top of it all and understand the content to do well.
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