For a level psychology, if I know the content 100% how well can I do?

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I am VERY interested in the content, however I may be really bad at exam technique, if I know the content but am really bad at essay writing, how well can I do?
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You can know as much as you like, but with psychology it's not like maths (or GCSE maths at least) where there's a right and wrong answer, you have to be able to perform well in the exam, and formulate your responses to questions. Knowing the content is only half the battle (though obviously it is important), but you need to be able to create views, arguments and debates with that content to gain the marks.

Do lots of past papers and use the mark schemes to see exactly what is expected of you. You should be okay .
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You can know as much as you like, but with psychology it's not like maths (or GCSE maths at least) where there's a right and wrong answer, you have to be able to perform well in the exam, and formulate your responses to questions. Knowing the content is only half the battle (though obviously it is important), but you need to be able to create views, arguments and debates with that content to gain the marks.

Do lots of past papers and use the mark schemes to see exactly what is expected of you. You should be okay .
How vauge is the mark scheme and how hard is it to learn the exam technique from scratch - I'm also doing maths and physics so essay writing isn't my strong suite
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(Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
You can know as much as you like, but with psychology it's not like maths (or GCSE maths at least) where there's a right and wrong answer, you have to be able to perform well in the exam, and formulate your responses to questions. Knowing the content is only half the battle (though obviously it is important), but you need to be able to create views, arguments and debates with that content to gain the marks.

Do lots of past papers and use the mark schemes to see exactly what is expected of you. You should be okay .
Btw so you have an idea, I got a 6 in English lang and a 7 in gcse sociology
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How vauge is the mark scheme and how hard is it to learn the exam technique from scratch - I'm also doing maths and physics so essay writing isn't my strong suite
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Btw so you have an idea, I got a 6 in English lang and a 7 in gcse sociology
The mark schemes aren't vague - you can look at them online now if you wish. You get marks for talking about relevant material, and it will give examples of what you can talk about, but that's not to say that other relevant material wouldn't be marked. If you'd done English and sociology and got decent grades, chances are you'll be able to answer these questions okay.
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