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i was just wondering, for revision purposes, if the textbook with a picture of a girl with green hair(AS)/pink hair(A2) contains all the content necessary for the course? Will I be able to achieve an A if I solely rely on the textbook?

(I'm doing gender, schizophrenia, and aggression at A2 btw)
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I got an A* at A-level in psych. Can't comment on the particular textbook, but in general, one book is not enough for an A.
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i was just wondering, for revision purposes, if the textbook with a picture of a girl with green hair(AS)/pink hair(A2) contains all the content necessary for the course? Will I be able to achieve an A if I solely rely on the textbook?

(I'm doing gender, schizophrenia, and aggression at A2 btw)
Hiya I use these 2 books for my Psychology course at Sixth Form, the school said to use them in addition to class stuff. I have found them extremely useful and use them solely to revise. i have achieved consistent A/A* since starting the course and I am now in my second year covering gender, schizophrenia and forensic. You should be able to get online access to the book if your school has bought it, but you can buy them from amazon for about 20 quid i think. I love the books as they explain evaluations well and concepts seem easy to grasp to me. Good luck
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i was just wondering, for revision purposes, if the textbook with a picture of a girl with green hair(AS)/pink hair(A2) contains all the content necessary for the course? Will I be able to achieve an A if I solely rely on the textbook?

(I'm doing gender, schizophrenia, and aggression at A2 btw)
also another thing to note however, i do find these books lack explanation in the topic of biopsychology, so i use class notes for that. It was very good for psychopathology but I cannot comment for your optional modules as I have not yet covered any of them. I've only just started year 2 content and i'm 4 months in to year 13! my sixth form doesnt know how to teach the course so im self studying using these books and getting around 92-100% in all my in class tests. hope that helps
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I got an A* at A-level in psych. Can't comment on the particular textbook, but in general, one book is not enough for an A.
That's amazing what other books/sources did you use? Also, do you have any tips on getting an A/A*?
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I've found the same. I make my revision notes by starting off with the textbooks (I love that people refer to them as the "pink haired girl/green haired girl", I thought that was just my weird teachers) and then use class notes or the internet if it doesn't fully explain it. One thing that we found over Christmas is that these textbooks don't have an evaluation for fight or flight as they were written for the old spec and we are now on the new spec. Pretty much everything else is the same.
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also another thing to note however, i do find these books lack explanation in the topic of biopsychology, so i use class notes for that. It was very good for psychopathology but I cannot comment for your optional modules as I have not yet covered any of them. I've only just started year 2 content and i'm 4 months in to year 13! my sixth form doesnt know how to teach the course so im self studying using these books and getting around 92-100% in all my in class tests. hope that helps
Well done and thank you! I may combine my class notes for certain topics, but I do biology so thankfully bio psychology had many crossovers haha. And that sucks, but I'm sure you'll do great
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I've found the same. I make my revision notes by starting off with the textbooks (I love that people refer to them as the "pink haired girl/green haired girl", I thought that was just my weird teachers) and then use class notes or the internet if it doesn't fully explain it. One thing that we found over Christmas is that these textbooks don't have an evaluation for fight or flight as they were written for the old spec and we are now on the new spec. Pretty much everything else is the same.
Haha, I don't know how else to describe them and thank you!
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Well done and thank you! I may combine my class notes for certain topics, but I do biology so thankfully bio psychology had many crossovers haha. And that sucks, but I'm sure you'll do great
yeah i also do bio, the biopsychology bit is easy if you do both subjects so im sure you'll be fine I would recommend just combing your class notes and book notes and that way you're covered for everything
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I think they're both great. I have achieved good grades using these. I wouldn't recommend just using these though, I'd also use your class notes. There may be case studies not covered in these and it helps consolidate your knowledge
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I think they're both great. I have achieved good grades using these. I wouldn't recommend just using these though, I'd also use your class notes. There may be case studies not covered in these and it helps consolidate your knowledge
I will definitely do so, thank you!
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I will definitely do so, thank you!
Does anyone have any good resources for issues and debates btw? Because I have no class notes on that, we just copied from the textbook, the same with research methods.
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HEY,

Congrats on your A's in your tests, i want to know how you revise because i try memorising but then i end up forgetting and elvel psy is LONG

(Original post by Zozaaaa)
Hiya I use these 2 books for my Psychology course at Sixth Form, the school said to use them in addition to class stuff. I have found them extremely useful and use them solely to revise. i have achieved consistent A/A* since starting the course and I am now in my second year covering gender, schizophrenia and forensic. You should be able to get online access to the book if your school has bought it, but you can buy them from amazon for about 20 quid i think. I love the books as they explain evaluations well and concepts seem easy to grasp to me. Good luck
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hey guys,

im currently doing a2 psy, and i am predicted a B and i got an E and C in tests, I want to know how the poeple getting a's revise ? pls would be great help

taaa loveliess x
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HEY,

Congrats on your A's in your tests, i want to know how you revise because i try memorising but then i end up forgetting and elvel psy is LONG
For in class tests:
*I summarise the whole topic onto 3 sides of paper at most in note form and test myself
*I'll start revising a week before for 2-3 hours a night completing past papers and reading over my notes
* any peels (evaluation) of studies eg limitations and strengths I just write the point on a separate piece of paper and test myself on remembering what the study was about and what the found and then how that's either a limitation or a strength. I'll read my notes in the morning when I dry my hair just before my test

I think it helps that I love the subject and find it so interesting, so many items just go straight into my head and I find it easy to memorise things. I hope that helps
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