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    So I'm thinking of taking psychology A level but I've been told that it's one of the toughest to do. My biology grades are high but my chemistry and physics are lower.
    I was wondering if anyone could give me an insight to what it's like
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    (Original post by Ele_20)
    So I'm thinking of taking psychology A level but I've been told that it's one of the toughest to do. My biology grades are high but my chemistry and physics are lower.
    I was wondering if anyone could give me an insight to what it's like
    Psychology has some aspects of biology (nervous system, muscles, phenotype etc) as well as maths (mean, mode, median, range, standard deviation, probability, percentage etc). But you’ll be fine, there is more memorising to do. You’ll have to remember all the evaluations of all the subtopics in the topic. There are 6 topics for AS: memory, attachment, social influence, research methods, approaches and psychopathology (depression, OCD, phobias). You can check for revision booklets on maths and physics tutor.com. But, Psychology is very interesting and is very applicable to daily life. 100% recommend!
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    I got an A in AS Psychology (and predicted A* for final linear A-level). I personally don't think psychology is one of the toughest A-levels - quite the contrary; it's quite straightforward compared to the natural sciences at A-level. Biology I would argue is the hardest (after chem but i don't take chem ).

    There is a huge amount of memorising in Psychology and to get maximum marks, you just need to remember some the evaluation points (strengths and weakness) and be able to elaborate on them but as long as you read the textbook along with the revision guides you should be fine. It's so interesting and a very broad topic that you can relate everyday situations to so I would definitely recommend it.
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    (Original post by tripplea)
    I got an A in AS Psychology (and predicted A* for final linear A-level). I personally don't think psychology is one of the toughest A-levels - quite the contrary; it's quite straightforward compared to the sciences at A-level. Biology I would argue is the hardest (after chem but i don't take chem ).

    There is a huge amount of memorising in Psychology and to get maximum marks, you just need to remember some the evaluation points (strengths and weakness) and be able to elaborate on them but as long as you read the textbook along with the revision guides you should be fine. It's so interesting and a very broad topic that you can relate everyday situations to so I would definitely recommend it.
    Damn, Congrats! I’ve just started psychology and there is a lot to remember. How are you revising? Any tips?
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    Damn, Congrats! I’ve just started psychology and there is a lot to remember. How are you revising? Any tips?
    Thank you!

    If you haven't got the green hair revision guide - get it. For first year I practically used only that to revise. I made posters of each subtopic with brief A01 (description) and A03 (evaluation points) using the revision guide as it sums up the main things you need to know.

    I also wrote or at least planned all the possible 12 mark questions for each subtopic.

    I'm asuming your exam board is AQA?

    Simply psychology is a good revision website to use as well:
    https://www.simplypsychology.org/
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    (Original post by tripplea)
    Thank you!

    If you haven't got the green hair revision guide - get it. For first year I practically used only that to revise. I made posters of each subtopic with brief A01 (description) and A03 (evaluation points) using the revision guide as it sums up the main things you need to know.

    I also wrote or at least planned all the possible 12 mark questions for each subtopic.

    I'm asuming your exam board is AQA?

    Simply psychology is a good revision website to use as well:
    https://www.simplypsychology.org/
    Thank you! I definitely have the “green hair revision guide” 😂 I
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    Thank you! I definitely have the “green hair revision guide” 😂 I
    lol - I just refer to it as the "green haired girl book" and in second year she's got pink hair so "pink hair girl" book - they're really good
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    (Original post by tripplea)
    lol - I just refer to it as the "green haired girl book" and in second year she's got pink hair so "pink hair girl" book - they're really good
    what is it wiv these hairs? LMAOOO 😂
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    (Original post by Elite360)
    what is it wiv these hairs? LMAOOO 😂
    I guess she represents resisting the pressures of social influence i.e. non conformity 😉
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    (Original post by tripplea)
    I guess she represents resisting the pressures of social influence i.e. non conformity 😉
    YEH YEH, internal locus of control ey😂😂 what other subjects do you study if you don’t mind me asking?
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    YEH YEH, internal locus of control ey😂😂 what other subjects do you study if you don’t mind me asking?
    Biology and Maths. You?
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    Biology and Maths. You?
    Maths, politics and sociology. Good luck!
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    Maths, politics and sociology. Good luck!
    Oh ok! How are you finding sociology? Sometimes I wish I picked it over maths 😫
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    (Original post by tripplea)
    Oh ok! How are you finding sociology? Sometimes I wish I picked it over maths 😫
    Sociology is my best subject ngl. But because I did it for GCSES I find it boring. Barely revise for it, I just remember a few sociologists before the exam. But, Maths is my worst, very very difficult (mechanics side) 😭 but I lyk pure maths the most. I will have to practice A LOT.
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    i find it really hard tbh, i feel like im memorising the content tbh
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    (Original post by Elite360)
    Sociology is my best subject ngl. But because it did it for GCSES I find it boring. Barely revise for it, I just remember a few sociologists before the exam. But, Maths is my worst, very very difficult (mechanics side) 😭 but I lyk pure maths the most.
    Hmmm I really wish I took on Sociology now...but it’s too late lol. Yeah this year Maths is my worst subject. I also prefer pure maths but I’m finding at A2 there’s too much formula to remember and mechanics is something else. Most of the exam questions mix all the topics together which is a pain.
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    Psychology is one of the easiest subjects in a level. The tricky bit is the fact that psychology is nearly purely a memory game. But I'm sure you'll be fine as your bio grades are high and There's memorisation of facts there
 
 
 

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