Issues and Debates Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology Revision AQA NEW SPEC

Issues and Debates Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology Revision AQA NEW SPEC

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of ISSUES AND DEBATES. I used THESE NOTES ONLY alongside practice Q's and ACHIEVED AN A* in A Level Psychology... YOU can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Gender and culture in psychology – universality and bias. Gender bias including androcentrism and alpha and beta bias; cultural bias, including ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. • Free will and determinism: hard determinism and soft determinism; biological, environmental and psychic determinism. The scientific emphasis on causal explanations. • The nature-nurture debate: the relative importance of heredity and environment in determining behaviour; the interactionist approach. • Holism and reductionism: levels of explanation in psychology. Biological reductionism and environmental (stimulus-response) reductionism. • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation. • Ethical implications of research studies and theory, including reference to social sensitivity. And has a few exam questions with answers throughout so students can apply their knowledge. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

This is a full Language investigation that was submitted to AQA in summer 2017 and awarded an A*. This makes it the perfect example to show students what standard is required of them. Even students who pick an interesting topic for their investigation may struggle to achieve the top marks in the NEA because their levels of analysis, interpretation and overall conclusions are far too simple. However by looking at a complete (and highly successful) investigation, students can see how they should use their A level study so far as a toolkit to look closely at language and to make meaningful comments on it. An invaluable resource to introduce students to this part of the new A Level and hopefully inspire them with their own coursework. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels .... including directed writing with commentary.
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NEW SPEC Psychology Revision Checklist AQA A LEVEL (BUNDLE)

NEW SPEC Psychology Revision Checklist AQA A LEVEL (BUNDLE)

This bundle includes three revision checklists that allow students to keep track of everything they need to know for the year one and year two psychology exams: ALL AS/YR 1 CONTENT, ALL A2/ YR2 CONTENT and ALL RESEARCH METHODS. Covers every topic on the spec so you can just use the topics that apply to you. Hope it helps :) Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Essays: A Level English Language Example A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

Essays: A Level English Language Example A GRADE Essays for Revision (BUNDLE)

A collection of 7 example essays for the new A Level English language Paper 2: question 1 for year one and two students. These essays were produced by a student who achieved an A* in the new specification. Therefore the essays provide reliable examples of strong responses to the language and diversity questions. Some even include the examiner commentary down the side and suggestions for improvement which shows exactly what does/ does not work and provides a springboard for students to improve their own work. Excellent for those aiming for an A* as it shows the standard expected but beneficial for ALL students since it suggests one fool proof way to approach these kind of questions. Suggested use is to print and show students a model answer or perhaps asking them to mark the essays themselves. [NOTE - command word 'evaluate' would be 'discuss' in year one] Be sure to check out my shop for more - astarlevels :)
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Schizophrenia Revision Booklet/ Notes. A Level Psychology revision AQA NEW SPEC

Schizophrenia Revision Booklet/ Notes. A Level Psychology revision AQA NEW SPEC

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of SCHIZOPHRENIA. I used THESE NOTES ONLY alongside practice Q's and ACHIEVED AN A* in A Level Psychology... YOU can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Classification of schizophrenia. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations and delusions. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia, including speech poverty and avolition. Reliability and validity in diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia, including reference to co-morbidity, culture and gender bias and symptom overlap. • Biological explanations for schizophrenia: genetics, the dopamine hypothesis and neural correlates. • Psychological explanations for schizophrenia: family dysfunction and cognitive explanations, including dysfunctional thought processing. • Drug therapy: typical and atypical antipsychotics. • Cognitive behaviour therapy and family therapy as used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Token economies as used in the management of schizophrenia. • The importance of an interactionist approach in explaining and treating schizophrenia; the diathesisstress model. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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NEW SPEC Psychology Revision Checklist AQA A LEVEL (BUNDLE)

NEW SPEC Psychology Revision Checklist AQA A LEVEL (BUNDLE)

This bundle includes three revision checklists that allow students to keep track of everything they need to know for the year one and year two psychology exams: ALL AS/YR 1 CONTENT, ALL A2/ YR2 CONTENT and ALL RESEARCH METHODS. Covers every topic on the spec so you can just use the topics that apply to you. Hope it helps :) Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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AS Psychology revision: exam questions AQA A Level NEW SPEC revision

AS Psychology revision: exam questions AQA A Level NEW SPEC revision

This bundle includes four packs of exam questions for AQA psychology. Each pack covers one of the compulsory AS topics that appear in year one and year 2 exams: MEMORY, ATTACHMENT, SOCIAL and PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. I spent a lot of time going through old specification AQA papers to find the questions that relate to the new specification. When going through this pack you will find themes in the questions and WHAT EXAMINERS LIKE TO ASK... prepare for the questions that are likely to come up! Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Language Change and the History of English Revision A* Essay AQA A Level English language

Language Change and the History of English Revision A* Essay AQA A Level English language

Evaluate the idea that language change is a process of evolution or decay. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on language change and the accompanying essay. The essay was awarded the highest mark and therefore provides a great example to show students how to approach the diversity essay. It illustrates how different ideas and arguments can be arranged and also flags up some studies that may be of interest to research further. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is of course invaluable to ambitious students to see what would be expected to secure the A*. It is crucial to establish how to link up different studies and have a structure in mind on how you will arrange your ideas before entering the exam. One way to do this is to look at lots of good essays and then tackle writing your own! Good luck :) Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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A Level Psychology Revision: Paper three essay planner/ question bank AQA NEW SPEC

A Level Psychology Revision: Paper three essay planner/ question bank AQA NEW SPEC

12 pages of practice essay questions for the new psychology paper 3. Despite many students being able to recite key studies and theories by Milgram, Singh or Kohlberg, without plenty of practice putting these theories into essays and linking up ideas, they often fail to reach the top marks. However this resource provides students with multiple essays for each topic in the specification and that could appear on their paper. It has a checklist encouraging them to plan the essay to pick the most relevant ideas, then write it and most importantly get it marked for feedback. When preparing for A Level Psychology some of the most crucial preparation is practice and this resource gives realistic, challenging and invaluable suggested questions. There are loads of 16 marker essay questions for every topic in the new specification meaning students can plan and practice a response to almost every possible question they could be asked since I spent a lot of time creating questions that cover all of the specification. Hope these pre made questions save you some time and provide some practice material when there is so little out there for the new specification at the moment. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Forensic Psychology Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology revision AQA NEW SPEC

Forensic Psychology Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology revision AQA NEW SPEC

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY. I used THESE NOTES ONLY alongside practice Q's and ACHIEVED AN A* in A Level Psychology... YOU can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Problems in defining crime. Ways of measuring crime, including official statistics, victim surveys and offender surveys. • Offender profiling: the top-down approach, including organised and disorganised types of offender; the bottom-up approach, including investigative Psychology; geographical profiling. • Biological explanations of offending behaviour: an historical approach (atavistic form); genetics and neural explanations. • Psychological explanations of offending behaviour: Eysenck’s theory of the criminal personality; cognitive explanations; level of moral reasoning and cognitive distortions, including hostile attribution bias and minimalisation; differential association theory; psychodynamic explanations. • Dealing with offending behaviour: the aims of custodial sentencing and the psychological effects of custodial sentencing. Recidivism. Behaviour modification in custody. Anger management and restorative justice programmes. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Issues and Debates Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology Revision AQA NEW SPEC

Issues and Debates Revision Booklet. A Level Psychology Revision AQA NEW SPEC

This is a revision booklet I have made for the new spec psychology paper on the topic of ISSUES AND DEBATES. I used THESE NOTES ONLY alongside practice Q's and ACHIEVED AN A* in A Level Psychology... YOU can too! It has been presented in a concise and memorable way and can be used as it is (printed out as a booklet or downloaded on iBooks on your phone) or converted into your own flashcards or mindmap. Personally I printed it as a booklet and then added little pictures to sum up different points/ theories/ evaluation ideas to make them memorable. Perfect for students aiming for an A/A* due to its depth and breadth but also beneficial for all psychology students as it covers all areas of the specification (everything you could be asked) in an accessible way. It covers every topic in this area of the spec: • Gender and culture in psychology – universality and bias. Gender bias including androcentrism and alpha and beta bias; cultural bias, including ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. • Free will and determinism: hard determinism and soft determinism; biological, environmental and psychic determinism. The scientific emphasis on causal explanations. • The nature-nurture debate: the relative importance of heredity and environment in determining behaviour; the interactionist approach. • Holism and reductionism: levels of explanation in psychology. Biological reductionism and environmental (stimulus-response) reductionism. • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches to psychological investigation. • Ethical implications of research studies and theory, including reference to social sensitivity. And has a few exam questions with answers throughout so students can apply their knowledge. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Language and Social Group/ Sociolect Revision Essay AQA A Level English Language

Language and Social Group/ Sociolect Revision Essay AQA A Level English Language

Example A* essay for the new AQA English Language specification (2016). Evaluate the idea that a persons language is affected by the social group they belong to. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on language and social group and the A* accompanying essay. The suggested use for this resource is to look at how an A* student arranges and argues ideas. It will show you some key studies and ideas, how these link up and the perfect structure to get you an A*. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is invaluable to link up different studies and have a structure on how you will arrange your ideas already in mind before sitting the exam. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Language and Occupation Revision Essay AQA English Language A Level

Language and Occupation Revision Essay AQA English Language A Level

Example A* essay for the new AQA English Language specification (2016). WITH EXAMINER COMMENTARY. Evaluate the idea that the language used by social and occupational groups is primarily designed to exclude others. This resource includes a sample question for the A level paper 2 on language and sociolect/ occupation and the A grade accompanying essay. This essay benefits from examiner commentary down the side. Students can see exactly what AQA examiners do and do not like; this should ultimately provide inspiration for their own work. The suggested use for this resource is to look at how a good student arranges and argues ideas. It will show some key studies and theories, how these link up and the perfect structure for an A. It is useful for students of all abilities since it shows the standard required and can be easily reworked as a template to use in the exam. It is invaluable to link up different studies and have a structure on how you will arrange your ideas already in mind before sitting the exam. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Natural Hazards and Climate Change

Natural Hazards and Climate Change

Includes: Disaster risk equation Defining hazards Why are hazards increasing but deaths decreasing? Global warming as arguably the biggest hazard Geophysical hazards Types of plate boundary Hydro meteorological hazards Climate change Evidence of climate change Natural causes of climate change - orbit, solar output, meteor, volcanoes Human causes of climate change Impacts of climate change Coping with climate change Kyoto Protocol The future challenges of our world
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Globalisation

Globalisation

Includes: Shrinking world - why TNCs - defined, good and bad points Trade Blocs Globalisation Glocalisation What makes a global winner What makes a global loser Pros and Cons of globalisation Solutions to negative impacts Migration Demographic transition model Dependency ratios Migration in Europe World Cities
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

A Level English Language NEA A* Example Language Investigation

This is a full Language investigation that was submitted to AQA in summer 2017 and awarded an A*. This makes it the perfect example to show students what standard is required of them. Even students who pick an interesting topic for their investigation may struggle to achieve the top marks in the NEA because their levels of analysis, interpretation and overall conclusions are far too simple. However by looking at a complete (and highly successful) investigation, students can see how they should use their A level study so far as a toolkit to look closely at language and to make meaningful comments on it. An invaluable resource to introduce students to this part of the new A Level and hopefully inspire them with their own coursework. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels .... including directed writing with commentary.
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A Level English Language NEA A* Example Original Writing with Commentary

A Level English Language NEA A* Example Original Writing with Commentary

This original writing and commentary was awarded an A* in summer 2017 when it was submitted to AQA, I am now sharing it with others in the hope it will be helpful. The original writing was based on the 'power of persuasion' since it is an OpEd, so, together with the commentary, would be hugely beneficial to students interested in this approach since it shows what standard is required. However this resource would of course be beneficial to all students as an introduction to the NEA, showing them how they can draw on what they have learned so far in their A level and how to approach the commentary, something they may be unfamiliar with. This resource truly is invaluable to show students what they should be aiming for and could even inspire their own work. Check out my other A Level English Language resources as well as my NEA resource- an A* Language investigation. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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World English Revision Notes - A Level English Language AQA NEW SPEC

World English Revision Notes - A Level English Language AQA NEW SPEC

After looking at every textbook, revision guides and online resources, I have compiled this concise, clear and ambitious booklet. It includes interesting, recent and controversial information that opens up brilliant opportunities for discussion in the exam... crucial for students aiming for the highest grades. It could be printed out or used as it is or converted into a mind map or flashcards. This was the revision booklet I used to secure an A* in my exam (summer 2017) and I am now sharing it in the hope it will help other students. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B Opinion Article Revision - Example Student Articles

A Level English Language Paper 2 Section B Opinion Article Revision - Example Student Articles

This collection of opinion articles written by A grade students is the ideal revision resource to introduce students to the kinds of articles they should be writing in the paper 2 exam. Initially it can be difficult for students to find the right balance of engaging style and academic content. However by looking at these successful articles, that were written by a student for the New Spec A Level, they can see what standard is expected and gives students something to aim for. The most crucial preparation for the exam is to PRACTICE the articles, so once students have seen a good one they can go away and be inspired to write their own. This should make the task much more manageable in the exam. Check out my other resources for A Level English Language: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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Language change and the history of English revision - A Level English Language Revision AQA NEW SPEC

Language change and the history of English revision - A Level English Language Revision AQA NEW SPEC

*** 22/9/17 fixed error with corrupt file, resource now perfect and ready to download *** After looking at every textbook, revision guides and online resources, I have compiled this concise, clear and ambitious booklet. It includes interesting, recent and controversial information that opens up brilliant opportunities for discussion in the exam... crucial for students aiming for the highest grades. This was the revision booklet I used to secure an A* in my exam (summer 2017) and I am now sharing it in the hope it will help other students. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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A Level English Language Revision Paper 1 FULL example essays/ paper

A Level English Language Revision Paper 1 FULL example essays/ paper

A students responses to three language and the individual questions: - Analyse how language is used to create meanings and representations - Analyse how language is used to create meanings and representations - Explore similarities and differences in ways text A and B use language (AQA A Level Specification) The paper was awarded an A overall so is a great example of what ambitious students should be aiming to produce. However it is beneficial for ALL students because it provides a fool proof example of how responses to these questions can be structured and the balance of grammar and interpretation needed. This could be used simply to show students a good response to the paper or they could try to mark it themselves. Hope this helps give some guidance when there is currently limited material around for the new spec :) Also check out my other paper one resource that's MARKED with examiner commentary. Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/astarlevels
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