What are the frequently asked topics in AS levels Psychology

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I am preparing for my AS levels psychology exams. What are the typical questions for the paper?
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past paper questions repeat very often, sometimes the same question but focusing on another core study. I can't possibly stress on how important it is to make sure you do all the past papers.

I received a C grade (61) for my first sitting as I was unprepared but for second sitting I prepared by doing every single question in the CIE recommended textbook and all the papers.... except one paper that I overlooked thinking that it was just easy.

Unfortunately for me, the final question in the paper (I'm not sure if it was paper 1 or 2 but either way it's 15 marks) was from that past paper and eventhough I didn't know at the time, it was different from every other paper I had done.

Btw the second grade was B (77) but I only need raw 1 mark from each paper for an A grade. hopefully by the end of this month I'll have that A if the script remark results in a grade change.

too long; didn't read, don't skip past paper questions because you think it's too similar to what you've previously done

Update: the grade changed to an A after the review
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Ok. Thanks. In terms of core studies, what parts are asked frequently?
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Ok. Thanks. In terms of core studies, what parts are asked frequently?
For each of the core studies, you should be able to show an understanding of:
• the psychology that is being investigated
• the background to that particular study
• the aim(s) of the study
• the procedure of the study, including as appropriate, the research methods used, sample size and
demographics [if known] and sampling technique [if known]), experimental design, controls, question types,
tasks, measured and manipulated variables
• ethical issues regarding the study
• the results of the study, including key quantitative and qualitative findings
• the conclusion(s) the psychologist(s) drew from the study
• the strengths and weaknesses of all elements of the study.
Candidates should be able to:
• describe and evaluate the research methods used
• apply the findings of the study to the real world
• consider how the study relates to psychological issues and debates

The issues and debates considered at AS Level are:
• the application of psychology to everyday life
• individual and situational explanations
• nature versus nurture
• the use of children in psychological research
• the use of animals in psychological research.

Source: https://www.cambridgeinternational.o...0-syllabus.pdf
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