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    Hi,

    I am currently self teaching Psychology AQA A Level A2, I have learnt most of the content and currently still memorizing notes.
    Does anyone have any exam technique tips? Also do you think the exam is heavily memory based or is there a lot of essay and exam technique skills that i should learn?
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    Essays are a big bulk of your exam so you need to learn how to be skilled at A01/A02 and A03. Your A03 evaluation points you will need about 5 of those in your essays and they need to be well developed. So Point, Evidence, Explain, Link back to the question. If you really want to have a well developed point then you can link in other points too and expand the evaluation point. It means you won't have to write as many evaluation points but you gotta be really skilled at that because examiners want it to flow not to be all over the place. Research methods are pretty much the same in every exam I've done across. Even when they did change the spec you will always answer the questions in the same way. Really focus on how to answer those because it is about 1/3 or your grade I think.. Or of paper 3 I can't remember. And then the rest you just have to learn and make sure you understand it too. Do practice papers and then mark them and full in the correct answers in a different colour. Um if they give you a context and then ask you a question about it then chances are it'll be A01 - describe something and then A02 - explain how that relates to the context. Or they might give you a question that may require you to evaluate like obedience to authority or something. So then with the context it would be A02 and A03. Hope this helps somewhat 😊
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    (Original post by ElyLaw99)
    Essays are a big bulk of your exam so you need to learn how to be skilled at A01/A02 and A03. Your A03 evaluation points you will need about 5 of those in your essays and they need to be well developed. So Point, Evidence, Explain, Link back to the question. If you really want to have a well developed point then you can link in other points too and expand the evaluation point. It means you won't have to write as many evaluation points but you gotta be really skilled at that because examiners want it to flow not to be all over the place. Research methods are pretty much the same in every exam I've done across. Even when they did change the spec you will always answer the questions in the same way. Really focus on how to answer those because it is about 1/3 or your grade I think.. Or of paper 3 I can't remember. And then the rest you just have to learn and make sure you understand it too. Do practice papers and then mark them and full in the correct answers in a different colour. Um if they give you a context and then ask you a question about it then chances are it'll be A01 - describe something and then A02 - explain how that relates to the context. Or they might give you a question that may require you to evaluate like obedience to authority or something. So then with the context it would be A02 and A03. Hope this helps somewhat 😊
    Hi, thank you thats helped a lot! Would you say the exam techniques are similar to Sociology and Economics A Level, As i am familiar with giving chains of reasoning and using PEEEL skills when answering questions.
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    Hi, thank you thats helped a lot! Would you say the exam techniques are similar to Sociology and Economics A Level, As i am familiar with giving chains of reasoning and using PEEEL skills when answering questions.
    Ah I wouldn't know sorry I didn't take those as A levels. I know a friend who did sociology who I could ask. Have you tried looking up any websites to help with psychology evaluation points? If not then I don't mind listing the ones I used to use if you like?
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    (Original post by cathartic)
    Hi,

    I am currently self teaching Psychology AQA A Level A2, I have learnt most of the content and currently still memorizing notes.
    Does anyone have any exam technique tips? Also do you think the exam is heavily memory based or is there a lot of essay and exam technique skills that i should learn?
    hi this may be a little random!
    But I'm self studying myself and I bought the cambridge textbook by mistake, so I've studied all the wrong case studies. Could you please help me as to what core studies do I need to know for AQA psych.
    For cognitive approach, the specification doesnt mention *any* studies
 
 
 

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