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Hi everyone, I'm having trouble remembering all the content required in psychology. Any revision tips would be great. ☺️ (I'm doing the new AQA spec)
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Hi everyone, I'm having trouble remembering all the content required in psychology. Any revision tips would be great. ☺️ (I'm doing the new AQA spec)
Hey My tips would be these:

  • Learn research methods! These come up at any point in the exams as well as being its own section on paper 2 (worth 48 marks rather than 24) so make sure you know it! Remember to include maths skills as well. A lot of people - myself included - tripped up at a 4 marker this year which asked us to calculate a % decrease. Teachers neglected to teach us these maths skills as they assume we know them from GCSE maths but we don't...
  • Find out what 3 topics you're doing for paper 3 and start learning them. All of paper 1 and half of paper 2 is just AS but paper 3 is entirely A2 so learning this early lets you get a great head start and it'll feel like less pressure when revising.
  • Keep going over the AS content! Get your head around the key studies and ideas like Asch's variations, Zimbardo, Bowlby's theories, the difference between MSM and WMM, etc. as this will make it much easier when revising at the end of the course. Also, make sure you learn attachment as this is one of the longest units.
  • Learn issues and debates. Some people find them easier than other people but no one really likes them. They also make great evaluation points if you're stuck.
  • Learn the evaluations. Most people find this the most difficult so find a way to remember them. There's only 3 for each one and some topics don't need evaluating so focus on those that do as they can be 16 markers. If in doubt, try these:
    - is there research in support/contradiction?
    - can it relate to an issues & debates argument?
    - is there an issue with research methods (e.g. validity)?
    - is it scientific (objective, measurable, etc.)?
    - is it ethical?
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