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Hey, as I have just asked for history, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get an A* in my psychology mocks as I am on track but really need to get that grade. Thanks
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Hey! I’ve just finished year 13 and am aiming/ on track for an A* (with my final exam grades). The best advice I can give, is really know your researchers and A03… that’s what separates the A* students from the rest, is being able to evaluate in depth and evaluate the evaluation eg if you mention an animal study, talk about why that’s an issue and if possible use other research to back up the fact the animal study means it’s inaccurate or contrast it saying it’s accurate.
A good example of this is with early attachment and it’s influence- use Harlow to support then criticise Harlow saying it’s an animal study then use Quinton to say although it’s an animal study, studies using humans back up the findings anyway.
This skill does take practise and I didn’t fully get it until mid to end of year 13!
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(Original post by Vetofferholder1)
Hey! I’ve just finished year 13 and am aiming/ on track for an A* (with my final exam grades). The best advice I can give, is really know your researchers and A03… that’s what separates the A* students from the rest, is being able to evaluate in depth and evaluate the evaluation eg if you mention an animal study, talk about why that’s an issue and if possible use other research to back up the fact the animal study means it’s inaccurate or contrast it saying it’s accurate.
A good example of this is with early attachment and it’s influence- use Harlow to support then criticise Harlow saying it’s an animal study then use Quinton to say although it’s an animal study, studies using humans back up the findings anyway.
This skill does take practise and I didn’t fully get it until mid to end of year 13!
Thank you so much, I'll try my best to remember this!! I hope (and bet) your exams went brilliantly I'm almost excited for year 13 because I've hated year 12 so much :/
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I've also just finished year 13 and am hoping for an A*. We were always told that those who get top grades are flexible with their knowledge, for example, Harlow's findings that monkeys chose comfort over food can be used as a weakness for the social learning theory of attachments and with a change in the example, cultural relativism can be used an evaluation for all definitions of abnormality. This will reduce the content that you have to learn so you can go over and remember better the remaining content.
In terms of revision methods, I created quizlets, with one card for the outline of each topic and another for the evaluation points then created proper flashcards in red pen (increases alertness so more likely to be remembered) on areas that I was struggling to remember. Also, make sure you go over research methods regularly and not just when revising paper 2 (I found past papers and textbook questions to be best for practising the style of research methods questioning)

Hope this helps
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I've also just finished year 13 and am hoping for an A*. We were always told that those who get top grades are flexible with their knowledge, for example, Harlow's findings that monkeys chose comfort over food can be used as a weakness for the social learning theory of attachments and with a change in the example, cultural relativism can be used an evaluation for all definitions of abnormality. This will reduce the content that you have to learn so you can go over and remember better the remaining content.
In terms of revision methods, I created quizlets, with one card for the outline of each topic and another for the evaluation points then created proper flashcards in red pen (increases alertness so more likely to be remembered) on areas that I was struggling to remember. Also, make sure you go over research methods regularly and not just when revising paper 2 (I found past papers and textbook questions to be best for practising the style of research methods questioning)

Hope this helps
Wow this is brilliant thank you so much! I will definitely steal your revision methods
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