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illicitfinesse
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Hi all,

I would like to know which psychology textbook is better for A-level but my teachers are telling me different things. My teacher last year used these:

AQA Psychology for A Level Book 1 - Jean Marc Lawton
AQA Psychology for A Level Book 2 - Jean Marc Lawton

My new current teacher recommends these:

AQA Psychology for A Level Year 1 & AS - Student Book - Cara Flanagan
AQA Psychology for A Level Year 2 - Student Book - Cara Flanagan

They are slightly different. The first two are a bit more wordy, but I think they follow the specification a bit better so I'm not really sure. Which ones do you recommend? Or is it better just to get revision guides instead?
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hi, i do A2 psychology atm with aqa i have the Cara Flanagan books for both years and he revision guide she provides too.honestly the revision guides she provides are so worth it, got me an A in AS barely use the massive textbook she makes, but with my school it was compulsory to buy it
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I’m doing psychology a-level too and use the Cara Flanagan books in lesson. It’s great for revision and has questions on each page and the online version has quizzes to test yourself with.
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For subjects like sociology and psychology I think textbooks are better as your extra marks come from the more wordy explanation. A revision guide will tell you the necessary stuff however you will have to expand on it yourself, so a textbook helps build a stronger explanation. However they are both good options , revision guides suit some people more than others. As for the books I’m not sure but I would say stick to the more wordy one and the one which follows the spec more accurately. Try finding one that is endorsed by the exam board
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