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Predictions for A level Psychology AQA 2023

I know it's fairly early but what are your guys' predictions for psychology a level AQA 2023 exam? paper 1, 2,3.

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Original post by lcvedingdong
I know it's fairly early but what are your guys' predictions for psychology a level AQA 2023 exam? paper 1, 2,3.


I feel like for social influence and memory the later topics will be a 16 marker
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I can imagine a 16 marker that has never been done before to come up for memory such as types of long term memory
Original post by Neymarswho1730
I feel like for social influence and memory the later topics will be a 16 marker
Original post by lcvedingdong
I can imagine a 16 marker that has never been done before to come up for memory such as types of long term memory


Yeah and I think for paper 2 there will definitely be a stats test question
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Original post by lcvedingdong
I know it's fairly early but what are your guys' predictions for psychology a level AQA 2023 exam? paper 1, 2,3.


Feel like there’ll be an essay question on attachments
Original post by Badbooks12
Feel like there’ll be an essay question on attachments


Yeah same maybe on strange situation
Does ‘outline research into theory x’ means studies on theory x or is it the whole theory
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Original post by Neymarswho1730
Does ‘outline research into theory x’ means studies on theory x or is it the whole theory


it's studies, but feel free to outline key points of the theory but link it to a study

eg outline research into the behaviourist approach : -a key point of the behaviourist theory is that behaviour can be learnt by consequences shown by skinners research on rats ( outline skinners reasearch)

the evaluate THE RESEARCH ONLY so in this case how skinners research was a lab exp or how because its animals it lacks ecological validity
Original post by TT-tan
it's studies, but feel free to outline key points of the theory but link it to a study

eg outline research into the behaviourist approach : -a key point of the behaviourist theory is that behaviour can be learnt by consequences shown by skinners research on rats ( outline skinners reasearch)

the evaluate THE RESEARCH ONLY so in this case how skinners research was a lab exp or how because its animals it lacks ecological validity


Thanks!
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Original post by Neymarswho1730
I feel like for social influence and memory the later topics will be a 16 marker


For memory I don’t think that there will be a 16 marker on EWT, it came up last year
Reply 11
Original post by ssana.khz
For memory I don’t think that there will be a 16 marker on EWT, it came up last year


Same, I fear it might be on something like cognitive interview but I would have no idea how to structure a 16 marker on that as i have 2 eval points max
Original post by TT-tan
Same, I fear it might be on something like cognitive interview but I would have no idea how to structure a 16 marker on that as i have 2 eval points max


Which ones do you already have
isnt cognitive interview apart of EWT? so if EWT came up last year u might not have to worry
Original post by TT-tan
Same, I fear it might be on something like cognitive interview but I would have no idea how to structure a 16 marker on that as i have 2 eval points max
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Original post by TT-tan
Same, I fear it might be on something like cognitive interview but I would have no idea how to structure a 16 marker on that as i have 2 eval points max



2 evaluation points are fine (what my teacher told me), as long as your outline is great and matches the requirement for level 4 which is outstanding knowledge. Evaluation isnt counted separately rather, it is counted as an overall answered used through levels.
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Original post by Neymarswho1730
Which ones do you already have


just the effectiveness and I could quote the Gieselman study and the fact it's costly
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Original post by discordhmmm
isnt cognitive interview apart of EWT? so if EWT came up last year u might not have to worry


That's true but I feel like AQA has been leaning toward application questions more recently and cognitive interview is easy to put an application question on, I do think psychopathology will have an application question too
Original post by TT-tan
That's true but I feel like AQA has been leaning toward application questions more recently and cognitive interview is easy to put an application question on, I do think psychopathology will have an application question too


Applications are quite nice, im just dreading the long answer questions
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Original post by Neymarswho1730
Applications are quite nice, im just dreading the long answer questions


For an A* 12 out of 16 is enough as long as you nail the research methods and short mark questions

Also about EWT I have seen the 2022 paper and the EWT was 4 marks so perfectly reasonable to show up as a 16 marker
Original post by TT-tan
For an A* 12 out of 16 is enough as long as you nail the research methods and short mark questions

Also about EWT I have seen the 2022 paper and the EWT was 4 marks so perfectly reasonable to show up as a 16 marker

Misleading info and anxiety right?

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