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Hey Guys!

This thread is here for us, the first cohort of the reformed 9-1 Edexcel psychology GCSE!

You can use this thread to get help with topics you don't understand, share resources and help each other out in general!

Feel free to answer these questions to get the discussion started!

What are your predicted grades/ wanted grades

How is revision going so far?

Must-have resources

Spec:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cification.pdf

Sample assessment material:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...web-accred.pdf

Maths guide for psychology:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...Psychology.pdf

EDIT: Below I have attached some sample answers
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I'll get this started!

Predicted Grade: 9 / Wanted Grade: 9 (obviously :rolleyes:)

But I don't think I'm gonna get a 9, my teacher doesn't know what on earth she's doing so I'm gonna say I'll be happy with an 8.

Revision for me is okayish, been putting it off till easter, but that probably isn't the best idea so I'm going to try to start next week :crossedf:
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Predicted Grade: 7 / Wanted Grade: 9
Me too! My teacher has no idea what she's doing and we only have one paper to practice on. I'm currently struggling to answer the 9 mark question. Do you know how I can improve my AO3? Thanks
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Predicted Grade: 7 / Wanted Grade: 9
Me too! My teacher has no idea what she's doing and we only have one paper to practice on. I'm currently struggling to answer the 9 mark question. Do you know how I can improve my AO3? Thanks
My teacher hasn't even touched on the nine markers :noway:, it's really pathetic tbh.

And I haven't really looked at the AO's yet sorry . Thanks for the reminding me tho

Do you know any good resources to use to revise? The only thing I have right now is the official Edexcel book
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Predicted Grade: 8 / Wanted Grade: 8Considering we’re the first cohort to do the new edexcel 9-1 GCSE, I’m pretty nervous for the exams! It’s especially difficult when it comes to my revision, since I prefer to revise using lots of past papers. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to find any past papers on a subject when there aren’t any for the new spec! I’ve literally only managed to find one specimen paper for paper 1, and one for paper 2.Does anyone know where I can find some good past/specimen papers for psychology?
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My teacher hasn't even touched on the nine markers :noway:, it's really pathetic tbh.

And I haven't really looked at the AO's yet sorry . Thanks for the reminding me tho

Do you know any good resources to use to revise? The only thing I have right now is the official Edexcel book
I also download the specimen paper from the edexcel website but that's pretty much it. There's a second specimen paper but they locked it. So frustrating!
Apart from that I basically tried memorizing everything in the textbook, really wish there is some other resources for us to practice on.
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(Original post by Erevising45)
Predicted Grade: 8 / Wanted Grade: 8Considering we’re the first cohort to do the new edexcel 9-1 GCSE, I’m pretty nervous for the exams! It’s especially difficult when it comes to my revision, since I prefer to revise using lots of past papers. Unfortunately, it’s very hard to find any past papers on a subject when there aren’t any for the new spec! I’ve literally only managed to find one specimen paper for paper 1, and one for paper 2.Does anyone know where I can find some good past/specimen papers for psychology?
I bet everybody's nervous! The lack of resources is really frustrating. :sigh:

Unfortunately it's only the Sample Assessment Material papers that are unlocked, however there is an additional sample assessment material set which is locked rn, maybe you could ask your teacher to give it to you? Unless they're planning to use it for mocks or something.
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I also download the specimen paper from the edexcel website but that's pretty much it. There's a second specimen paper but they locked it. So frustrating!
Apart from that I basically tried memorizing everything in the textbook, really wish there is some other resources for us to practice on.
Ikr! It's really annoying :banghead:.

I don't see how my teacher is predicting some high grades when we don't even have the resources we need to reach them :rolleyes:
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I might have to do that- hopefully, even if they don’t have access to the additional specimen paper they’ll have some practise exam questions anyway.

You’re completely right though, it is so frustrating that they haven’t released the additional paper yet!
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I bet everybody's nervous! The lack of resources is really frustrating. :sigh:

Unfortunately it's only the Sample Assessment Material papers that are unlocked, however there is an additional sample assessment material set which is locked rn, maybe you could ask your teacher to give it to you? Unless they're planning to use it for mocks or something.
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I tried but I think she is saving it for the Y10 mock so that's why she's not sharing it with us.

Do you know if there's another way that we can gain access to the paper?
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I bet everybody's nervous! The lack of resources is really frustrating. :sigh:

Unfortunately it's only the Sample Assessment Material papers that are unlocked, however there is an additional sample assessment material set which is locked rn, maybe you could ask your teacher to give it to you? Unless they're planning to use it for mocks or something.
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I tried but I think she is saving it for the Y10 mock so that's why she's not sharing it with us.

Do you know if there's another way that we can gain access to the paper?
Not really, unless you ask another psychology teacher? .

Anyhow, I think that closer to exam time the paper will be released
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Hopefully. But in the meantime I'm really nervous since we're not getting the help we need to do well or have a better understanding of the exam
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Not really, unless you ask another psychology teacher? .

Anyhow, I think that closer to exam time the paper will be released
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Hopefully. But in the meantime I'm really nervous since we're not getting the help we need to do well or have a better understanding of the exam
Yeah it's really annoying, even other subjects that are being introduced under the 9-1 system this year like business for example, have wayyy more content out there
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My teacher said she's going to give us some sample answers to questions, when she does I'll hopefully post them here for you guys!

If you guys have any resources you want to share then feel free to do so too.
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That’s great! I asked my psychology teacher about it, and she also said she would look into any sample questions she could find for me. Hopefully, if she has, I’ll have them posted on here by next week! Thank you!
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JennySong2018 Erevising45

My teacher said she's going to give us some sample answers to questions, when she does I'll hopefully post them here for you guys!

If you guys have any resources you want to share then feel free to do so too.
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You guys are the best!!
I'll also ask my teacher for some extra help, see if she's willing to give me a little peck into the second specimen paper
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JennySong2018 Erevising45

My teacher said she's going to give us some sample answers to questions, when she does I'll hopefully post them here for you guys!

If you guys have any resources you want to share then feel free to do so to
(Original post by Erevising45)
That’s great! I asked my psychology teacher about it, and she also said she would look into any sample questions she could find for me. Hopefully, if she has, I’ll have them posted on here by next week! Thank you!
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Here are the sample answers
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OMG THANK SO MUCHHH
This will be so helpful. Turns out we'll have our final mock next month, hopefully I'll have access to the questions of the second specimen paper to share.
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was browsing tsr and found this thread, thanks for the resources!

i'm also super nervous for the exam lol - no past papers is just a pain
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