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What are some of the basic stuff you should know for Psychology A Level before you start?
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Nothing really they teach you everything you need
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What are some of the basic stuff you should know for Psychology A Level before you start?
Requires decent maths ability but if you do maths A-level then its nothing to be worried about. But even without maths a level its still alright
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You need to be able to do maths as you look at data and charts, they want you to have abit of science as it is about the brain. But they will teach you it, if you ever have done sociology that may help. Its about behaviour of a person so you need basic understanding of human behaviour of how people think, feel and behave.
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Everyone’s going on about the maths but I don’t really understand. I’ve only done AS psychology but I think the most maths I actually had to do was calculating a very easy average using a calculator. Pretty sure even somebody with a D in gcse maths could do it?
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Everyone’s going on about the maths but I don’t really understand. I’ve only done AS psychology but I think the most maths I actually had to do was calculating a very easy average using a calculator. Pretty sure even somebody with a D in gcse maths could do it?
Standard deviation, non-parametric and parametric tests are involved in A2, and lots more in uni including SPSS. It gets a lot more mathsy.
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Standard deviation, non-parametric and parametric tests are involved in A2, and lots more in uni including SPSS. It gets a lot more mathsy.
Okay fair enough x
I can already do standard deviation from geography which isn’t too bad but I can see why you’d need maths for the other tests x
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What are some of the basic stuff you should know for Psychology A Level before you start?
- Mean, mode, median, range, how to read graphs —> maths
- structure of neurone, endocrine system - glands, nervous system, synaptic transmission —> science

It will all be taught in lesson, dw. But would be quite helpful if you go over the above topics!
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- Mean, mode, median, range, how to read graphs —> maths
- structure of neurone, endocrine system - glands, nervous system, synaptic transmission —> science

It will all be taught in lesson, dw. But would be quite helpful if you go over the above topics!
Thankk youu!!!
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Basic ability to read graphs and statistics. Know how to do descriptive averages - mean, mode, median, range etc. You learn about further statistics and inferential statistics at degree level as well as how to write research reports and perform your own experiment/research. Make a little note book full of psychologists and what their famous studies were/what they found. A lot of them do stay in your memory, but others don't.
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Maths, Biology are good ones to know. Statistics at uni is a lot harder for some college students, even an A* in maths isn't a guarantee you will do well at it.
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