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Psychology for Success

I am an experienced Psychology teacher with extensive experience of AQA, OCR, Edexcel, & CIE exam boards. I have recent teaching experience of AQA & OCR new specs. I am skilled in developing support e.g through writing frames for less able students and extending essay writing skills for the more able. My teaching experience across several boards means that I have an excellent overview of a range of resources and maximising marks through the use of examiner reports & mark schemes.

I am an experienced Psychology teacher with extensive experience of AQA, OCR, Edexcel, & CIE exam boards. I have recent teaching experience of AQA & OCR new specs. I am skilled in developing support e.g through writing frames for less able students and extending essay writing skills for the more able. My teaching experience across several boards means that I have an excellent overview of a range of resources and maximising marks through the use of examiner reports & mark schemes.
Case studies: outline & evaluation; links to issues, debates & approaches

Case studies: outline & evaluation; links to issues, debates & approaches

Presentation outlining the use of case studies, with reference to examples from A level Psychology; evaluation including validity /reliability and links to ethical issues; is psychology a science; reductionism-holism; idiographic-nomothetic approach Links to approaches Range of practical activities and discussion/advice
gillries
Inferential statistics made simple!

Inferential statistics made simple!

Basic overview of reasons for choice of inferential statistics; comparing observed value with critical value; type 1 and type 2 errors; perfect for revision
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Theories of forgetting AQA

Theories of forgetting AQA

Presentation with range of activtites embedded to develop knowledge & understanding of 2 theories of forgetting: interference and retrieval failure. For new AQA spec 2015
gillries
Data analysis: Content analysis and thematic analysis   A level

Data analysis: Content analysis and thematic analysis A level

Presentation simply explaining the process of content analysis , its definition, uses and evaluation; description and evaluation with step by step processes outlined for thematic analysis; Questions included Useful for new spec AQA Yr 2 and other exam boards.
gillries
role of father in attachment quiz

role of father in attachment quiz

True false quiz on role of father in attachment for AQA new spec 2015: all answers are in fact True: intended to get students to think about statements (rather than just reading a list of facts) and then have a checklist/ fact sheet on the topic
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Humanistic approach made simple

Humanistic approach made simple

Presentation of overview of Humanistic approach with particular reference to Maslow & Rogers. Includes Maslow's hierarchy of needs; Rogers self, congruence, conditions of worth & influence on counselling. Evaluation of Maslow/ Rogers and humanistic approach Clear description and evaluation with exam examples; further questions Suitable for all exam boards but especially AQA
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Case studies: outline & evaluation; links to issues, debates & approaches

Case studies: outline & evaluation; links to issues, debates & approaches

Presentation outlining the use of case studies, with reference to examples from A level Psychology; evaluation including validity /reliability and links to ethical issues; is psychology a science; reductionism-holism; idiographic-nomothetic approach Links to approaches Range of practical activities and discussion/advice
gillries
Psychodynamic approach made simple

Psychodynamic approach made simple

Presentation with activities explaining Freud's theory of personality and his psychosexual stages; description and evaluation of psychodynamic approach for year 2: Approaches AQA or general overview of Frued Clearly explains key concepts and hi-lights key points of Freud's theory
gillries
Inferential statistics made simple!

Inferential statistics made simple!

Basic overview of reasons for choice of inferential statistics; comparing observed value with critical value; type 1 and type 2 errors; perfect for revision
gillries
Developing effective evaluation for A Level Psychology: Year 1 to year 2

Developing effective evaluation for A Level Psychology: Year 1 to year 2

Six pages of advice to develop effective evaluation and obtain the higher grades. Uses PEEL, SCODA & GRENADES to suggest evaluation points. Includes link phrases for opening paragraphs showing the examiner evaluation is being made Uses examples from Yr 1 & yr 2 e.g Memory, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Relationships Has a Golden Checklist for students to use Shows development of A03 from 6 marks to 10 marks: effective guide for students to build up their AS evaluation material
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Theories of forgetting AQA

Theories of forgetting AQA

Presentation with range of activtites embedded to develop knowledge & understanding of 2 theories of forgetting: interference and retrieval failure. For new AQA spec 2015
gillries