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    I'm teaching myself Psychology on the new specification to be completed in 1 year, but I was unsure on whether I needed the year 1 and year 2 textbooks or if I just needed the year 2. The content of the A2 exams seems to be covering the content from AS and then also a few added extras, so mainly what I'm asking is would I be able to cover all the content of the A2 exams (Both the topics from AS and the ones that aren't on AS) with just the A2 textbook or do I need to buy AS and A2?
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    (Original post by Eriu)
    I'm teaching myself Psychology on the new specification to be completed in 1 year, but I was unsure on whether I needed the year 1 and year 2 textbooks or if I just needed the year 2. The content of the A2 exams seems to be covering the content from AS and then also a few added extras, so mainly what I'm asking is would I be able to cover all the content of the A2 exams (Both the topics from AS and the ones that aren't on AS) with just the A2 textbook or do I need to buy AS and A2?
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    You will need both if you're doing AQA (not sure on the other exam boards) however I suggest you just focus on the AS one for now as having both books may be overwhelming. The content in the AS book will teach you what is required for the A level: Paper 1 exam (covers social influence, attachment, memory, abnormality and psychopathology). The A2 book covers all the optional topics that you can choose from (relationships, gender, cognition and development, schizophrenia, eating behaviour, stress, aggression, forensics and addiction and also research methods) which are required in Paper 2 and 3. Hope this helps! If you need any additional information just let me know and I'll try my best to answer any questions as I've had it all explained by my teacher and have just started A2.

    Here's the link to the specification on AQA which gives you a break down, if your not sitting AS exams (because you don't have to sit them) skip that section as that's the part that is confusing

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psych...on-at-a-glance
 
 
 
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