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I have a psychology teacher who keeps waffling on about random stuff and she jumps between topics, for example, we are currently doing memory then she goes and starts attachment or even research methods without warning. She doesn't even give us time to copy notes. it's gotten to a point where the class doesn't care are just talks. So should I just teach myself AQA psychology?
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I think you should try emailing the teacher and maybe say you are feeling abit lost in the subject and ask her to go over certain things with you, it would even help for a few people in the class to email her saying this. It would hopefully make her slow down and try explaining things better in class, if that fails you could always ask for her help outside of class. But i would say to go on youtube and buy a few books to teach yourself anyway just to get a good grasp of everything
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I think you should try emailing the teacher and maybe say you are feeling abit lost in the subject and ask her to go over certain things with you, it would even help for a few people in the class to email her saying this. It would hopefully make her slow down and try explaining things better in class, if that fails you could always ask for her help outside of class. But i would say to go on youtube and buy a few books to teach yourself anyway just to get a good grasp of everything
Thank you, I will email her tomorrow and ask some people in the class to do the same. Does the AQA psychology cover the whole course in detail? and is it worth me making my notes from that?
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Thank you, I will email her tomorrow and ask some people in the class to do the same. Does the AQA psychology cover the whole course in detail? and is it worth me making my notes from that?
Yea i think you should defo use it as a guideline to make your notes, but then maybe research and use videos to get more information so your able to really develop and analyse your points in an essay question. This would help get top marks and make you stand out to examiners
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Follow the specification to know exactly what is relevant to you and what is not. Also ask the other psychology teachers to explain the most difficult parts that you can't learn on your own (if there are any other teachers). The official textbook is pretty good, albeit expensive.
Specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...82-SP-2015.PDF

Some websites I use to condense my notes down (and I used them to self-teach Social Influence over the summer to see if I would like A-Level Psychology and, now we're doing it in class, I already know everything we're learning there):
https://learndojo.org/a-level/aqa-psychology/
https://psychologyhub.co.uk/paper-1/ (this one really condenses things down to what you need for the exam)
https://www.tutor2u.net/psychology/topics
https://www.simplypsychology.org/

Finally, there's a study group for A-Level Psychology on TSR if you want to ask current and ex-students for help in the future: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5845082

Hope that helps
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Follow the specification to know exactly what is relevant to you and what is not. Also ask the other psychology teachers to explain the most difficult parts that you can't learn on your own (if there are any other teachers). The official textbook is pretty good, albeit expensive.
Specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...82-SP-2015.PDF

Some websites I use to condense my notes down (and I used them to self-teach Social Influence over the summer to see if I would like A-Level Psychology and, now we're doing it in class, I already know everything we're learning there):
https://learndojo.org/a-level/aqa-psychology/
https://psychologyhub.co.uk/paper-1/ (this one really condenses things down to what you need for the exam)
https://www.tutor2u.net/psychology/topics
https://www.simplypsychology.org/

Finally, there's a study group for A-Level Psychology on TSR if you want to ask current and ex-students for help in the future: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5845082

Hope that helps
I really appreciate it thank you
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Yea i think you should defo use it as a guideline to make your notes, but then maybe research and use videos to get more information so your able to really develop and analyse your points in an essay question. This would help get top marks and make you stand out to examiners
I'm going to start doing that, thanks for the help
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Is Cameron Diaz a good teacher? That was a joke.

But on a serious note, it depends on how bad. If they are just not good at teaching the curriculum, you should probably stick it out, read the textbooks, find extra-help/tutoring if need be, and just deal for however long you have them. If they are repeatedly verbally, physically or educationally(?) abusive to one or any number of students, talk to their supervisor, be that a department head or a principal.
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Is Cameron Diaz a good teacher? That was a joke.

But on a serious note, it depends on how bad. If they are just not good at teaching the curriculum, you should probably stick it out, read the textbooks, find extra-help/tutoring if need be, and just deal for however long you have them. If they are repeatedly verbally, physically or educationally(?) abusive to one or any number of students, talk to their supervisor, be that a department head or a principal.
No, she isn't verbally or physically abusive at all. it's just that she doesn't tell us what we need to know, she prefers talking then using a PowerPoint, and if she does go through the occasional PowerPoint she doesn't give us time to copy important notes. Many people have dropped psychology, and the class just talks which prevents me and other students from learning. I've asked the teacher multiple times if she could go slower or explain a concept in more detail, she ends up waffling and doesn't answer the question that I had asked.
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