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I’m taking psychology as an a-level this September however I never studied it at GCSE, is there any aspects I should familiarise myself with before starting the school year? Or will they teach the subject as if it was new to everyone?
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At my school they taught it as though everyone was new, however it never hurts to get a head start by looking through the spec.
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I'm going into Year 13 this year having done a year of A Level Psychology. I did absolutely nothing to prepare the summer before Year 12 -- you're not expected to have any previous experience with Psychology. As long as you work hard and make sure you know the content, you should be fine (I got 100% in one of my mock papers).
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At my school they taught it as though everyone was new, however it never hurts to get a head start by looking through the spec.
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I'm going into Year 13 this year having done a year of A Level Psychology. I did absolutely nothing to prepare the summer before Year 12 -- you're not expected to have any previous experience with Psychology. As long as you work hard and make sure you know the content, you should be fine (I got 100% in one of my mock papers).
Ohh okay, that’s a lot more reassuring then, I might just learn some basic key words to get a slight head start. Thanks for the help!
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No one in my college knew anything...

But if you want to start looking at things now, do you know what exam board you are following?
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No one in my college knew anything...

But if you want to start looking at things now, do you know what exam board you are following?
I’m pretty sure it’s AQA
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I’m pretty sure it’s AQA
Okay cool, I went through AQA too!
A few suggestions if you want;

Paper 1:
Social influence
- Milgrams shock experiment
- Zimbaro standford prison (this is also a movie!)
- Asch line experiment
Attachment
- Bowly is the main guy you'll look at, as well as Mary Ainsworth and Shaffer and Emerson.
- Harlows monkeys
- Lorenz and the goslings
Memory
- Multi store model
- Working memory model
- Types of long term memory

My teacher writes the papers you will sit and she used the following sites;
Tutor2u (also on youtubr)
SimplyPsychology

*it may help to look at 'issues and debates' as these come up in paper 3 as theit own section, but as well they are used as evaluation points for everything. So basically you will use them for every paper ever study.
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Okay cool, I went through AQA too!
A few suggestions if you want;

Paper 1:
Social influence
- Milgrams shock experiment
- Zimbaro standford prison (this is also a movie!)
- Asch line experiment
Attachment
- Bowly is the main guy you'll look at, as well as Mary Ainsworth and Shaffer and Emerson.
- Harlows monkeys
- Lorenz and the goslings
Memory
- Multi store model
- Working memory model
- Types of long term memory

My teacher writes the papers you will sit and she used the following sites;
Tutor2u (also on youtubr)
SimplyPsychology
Oo okay, I’ll take a look at them, thanks for your help!!
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Oo okay, I’ll take a look at them, thanks for your help!!
No problem
If you ever have any questions/get stuck through your studies, don't hesitate to message.
I'm going uni for Psyc so I won't forget anything
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No problem
If you ever have any questions/get stuck through your studies, don't hesitate to message.
I'm going uni for Psyc so I won't forget anything
Thanks again! I probably will haha!
Oo good luck with your studies then
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I did AQA and have a blog on which ive posted my essays now that ive finished. Its still a work in progress but i will update it and provide tips. Hope it helps in the future if not now in some way. https://samsendshelp.wixsite.com/ale...ory/Psychology
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I did AQA and have a blog on which ive posted my essays now that ive finished. Its still a work in progress but i will update it and provide tips. Hope it helps in the future if not now in some way. https://samsendshelp.wixsite.com/ale...ory/Psychology
I’ll check it out, thanks!
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