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I’m almost finished revising all the content and have been doing practice papers. However, I have no clue whether i’m marking accurately (as its essay based and are assessed using band levels). So if anyone is willing, could I get someone to also mark my work ? I do AQA psychology at alevel (paper3= relationships, aggression and scizophrenia)
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I’m almost finished revising all the content and have been doing practice papers. However, I have no clue whether i’m marking accurately (as its essay based and are assessed using band levels). So if anyone is willing, could I get someone to also mark my work ? I do AQA psychology at alevel (paper3= relationships, aggression and scizophrenia)
i can try, i've done all of p1 content and some of p2 but not p3 yet
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I’m almost finished revising all the content and have been doing practice papers. However, I have no clue whether i’m marking accurately (as its essay based and are assessed using band levels). So if anyone is willing, could I get someone to also mark my work ? I do AQA psychology at alevel (paper3= relationships, aggression and scizophrenia)
hey, im doing the exact same as you and i have just started year 12, do u have any tips on how to revise each sub topics after lesson when coming home and what type of revision study could work best? im really stressed
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hey, im doing the exact same as you and i have just started year 12, do u have any tips on how to revise each sub topics after lesson when coming home and what type of revision study could work best? im really stressed
- Condense all of your notes so that they're precise and only contain the facts that you need, like specialist terms, researcher, supporting evidence and AO3. (I recommend bullet pointing these and looking at your exam boards spec)

- Choose what research studies you're going to remember for each topic, i.e. Sperry and Gazzaniga for hemispheric lateralisation, Asch for conformity, etc. Reduces the workload if you know what to revise.

- Research effective revision techniques. Don't just highlight and read. You need to engage with the information so that you understand it and therefore have better recall. Techniques like active recall (aka testing/quizzing yourself) and spaced repetition (reviewing recall at intervals) are good. You can use Quizlet or Anki for this (but making these cards do take time so keep the points as concise as possible). And remember that you need to know specialist terms rather than concepts.

- After every lesson, review what you have learned to solidify memory. So do practice questions to test your retained knowledge.

- After every section is learned, take timed exam papers (out of school) and see if you can get your teacher to mark these. If not, just self-assess and work on your weaker areas. I recommend doing practice questions on AS and research methods every week or every other week for now (seeing as your priority is learning content).

- Develop your AO3 into discussions, not points. So for every 'point' you make, counter-argue it and link back to the question to reach the higher marks. i.e.
AO3 point = supporting research by Rayleigh for the serotonin-deficiency hypothesis in aggression
Counter argument = BUT there's an issue of extrapolation, etc.
Link = therefore this hypothesis lacks validity, etc.

- Make essay plans (I so wish I had done these). You can find some templates on the Psych Boost website. Make these plans for any question you could be asked in the real thing and get your teacher to approve them.

- Know how the exam is assessed, 16 markers have an AO1=6 : AO3=10 split, so you know you have to write more AO3 than AO1, etc. Look at examiner reports. For example, one thing they have said is that students ineffectively overuse reductionism as an AO3. It's also marked holistically and through bands, so you need to make sure your essay writing is organised, coherant, precise. Know your command terms and the differences between 'discuss', 'outline', etc. (discuss = AO1 + AO3 while, outline = AO1 only)

- Research methods MUST be revised. It counts for up to 30% of your marks.

- Resources like Simply Psychology, Tutor2U, physics, and maths tutor are really good for knowledge. Seneca and Uplearn give you quizzes and practice tests too.

Try not to stress too much seeing as one year is plenty of time (compared to 2 months for the Autumn exams). If you make a revision schedule and stick to it, I'm sure that you'll ace the exams come summer. Best of luck
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I could help. However for paper 3, i did gender, stress and forensic psychology so I doubt i could help with paper 3
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Hellohsjakodsmka your expertise might come at hand here
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Hellohsjakodsmka your expertise might come at hand here
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We've only started schizophrenia so far, so I doubt I'll be much help, sorry!
I could help with the Paper 1/2 essays, maybe?
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