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I thinking to pick psychology for a-levels and i just want your guys opinion on it and if its hard or not. Also what topics do you learn and does it involve a lot of science. thanks x
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I take psychology i don't know "if its hard or not" is quite a subjective question i mean obviously in comparison to like maths and biology of course not. I take Psychology, Chemistry and Maths so its my easiest subject.

Id say its not really sciency at a-level probably more so at degree level but we do have a section for research methods and you often have to learn and memorise quantitative data.

I am on ocr and i believe i have to learnt total of 40 studies by the end of year 13 so i mean the topics you cover is pretty vast. It can be a bit long sometimes but i dont regret taking it tbf, just be prepared for physics and chem lovers to say its not a proper science lol
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Psychology is easy.

You study five approaches (biological, behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic, positive), some key studies (e.g. Raine et al 1997), some additional studies (e.g. the Little Hans study), methods (sampling and types of sampling, types of studies, tests like the sign test), and a bit about ethical issues.

It does not involve a lot of science or mathematics. The papers have plenty of small questions worth a few marks and like three or four essay questions worth 10 or 20 marks (the 20-marker was unique to the first paper under the specification I studied).
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(Original post by Appazap)
I take psychology i don't know "if its hard or not" is quite a subjective question i mean obviously in comparison to like maths and biology of course not. I take Psychology, Chemistry and Maths so its my easiest subject.

Id say its not really sciency at a-level probably more so at degree level but we do have a section for research methods and you often have to learn and memorise quantitative data.

I am on ocr and i believe i have to learnt total of 40 studies by the end of year 13 so i mean the topics you cover is pretty vast. It can be a bit long sometimes but i dont regret taking it tbf, just be prepared for physics and chem lovers to say its not a proper science lol
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Psychology is easy.

You study five approaches (biological, behavioural, cognitive, psychodynamic, positive), some key studies (e.g. Raine et al 1997), some additional studies (e.g. the Little Hans study), methods (sampling and types of sampling, types of studies, tests like the sign test), and a bit about ethical issues.

It does not involve a lot of science or mathematics. The papers have plenty of small questions worth a few marks and like three or four essay questions worth 10 or 20 marks (the 20-marker was unique to the first paper under the specification I studied).
Thanks for the help x
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