Introducing Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Focussing on the ideas of assimilation, accommodation and schemas.
For the new specification of AQA GCSE Psychology (first exams from Summer 2019)
This includes a full lesson powerpoint with a worksheet
Revision mats covering all the content (nervous and hormonal control, genetics and reproduction and ecology) for paper 2 of the new AQA GCSE Biology spec (9-1). For triple sciences (biology only) and for both higher and foundation tiers.
Best printed on to A3 paper.
Lessons for the Biopsychology unit for AQA A Level Psychology - year 2.
Complete lessons (about 1-2 hours of content), including powerpoint, videos, workbook, and exam questions. Can be used for in-person or remote learning. Covering the following specification points:
Plasticity and Functional Recovery of the Brain
Complete lesson powerpoint and worksheets.
From the Brain and Neuropsychology topic of the AQA GCSE Psychology (9-1) specification. First exams from summer 2019).
Covers the spec point on the structure and function of neurons, sensory, relay, motor, synaptic transmission, release and reuptake of neurotransmitters. Excitation and Inhibition and an understanding of how these processes all interact.
Also includes a lesson on Hebb’s theory of neuronal growth.
This can cover around 2-3 hours of lesson time.
Whole lesson for early brain development from the new GCSE AQA Psychology spec (first teach 2017).
Lesson covers the structures and functions of the brain and the roles of nature and nurture in early brain development.
How to write a 9 mark answer for the new GCSE AQA Psychology (9-1).
Includes planning sheets allocated with AO1/AO2/AO3 marks for 9 mark questions with and without a scenarious given.
Also includes a powerpoint with a model question and answer showing marking breakdowns.
Can be used for any topics across the Psychology course.
Includes lesson PPT and lesson handout with exam style questions
Full lesson covering for OCR A Level Biology covering spec point 6.3.2 (a):
The factors that determine population size.
The significance of limiting factors in determining the carrying capacity of a given environment.
The impact of these factors on final population size.
All lessons for the entire Brain and Neuropsychology topic. (AQA GCSE PSYCHOLOGY NEW SPEC 9-1)
Can also download my FREE resource of the RAG/Checklist for this topic to assist with your planning/ scheme of work.
Structure and function of the nervous system
The divisions of the human nervous system: central and
peripheral (somatic and autonomic), basic functions of
The autonomic nervous system and the fight or flight response.
The James-Lange theory of emotion.
Neuron structure and function Sensory, relay and motor neurons. Synaptic transmission: release and reuptake of neurotransmitters.
Excitation and inhibition. An understanding of how these processes interact.
Hebb’s theory of learning and neuronal growth.
Structure and function of the brain Brain structure: frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe and cerebellum.
Basic function of these structures.
Localisation of function in the brain: motor, somatosensory, visual, auditory and language areas.
Penfield’s study of the interpretive cortex.
An introduction to neuropsychology Cognitive neuroscience: how the structure and function of the brain relate to behaviour and cognition.
The use of scanning techniques to identify brain functioning: CT, PET and fMRI scans.
Tulving’s ‘gold’ memory study.
A basic understanding of how neurological damage, eg stroke or injury can affect motor abilities and behaviour.
Complete lesson on the relationship between language and thought. Presentation and work sheets covering Piaget’s theory of language depending on thought and the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis of thinking depending on language. Also covers the evaluation of both.
Also includes exam style questions and mark schemes. This should cover about 1 hours worth of content.
Remote / home learning pack for the entire Infection and Disease GCSE AQA Biology topic. (Thought this would be a very topical and interesting thing to learn about given the relevance of it in the current situation we are in)
Instructions included for teacher setting the work. Work emailed out or uploaded onto Google classroom or whatever is equivalent for you.
Includes a starter YouTube clip, some comprehension and then recall and exam questions. Mark scheme included for students to self-mark their answers too.
Work could be submitted as a Google doc/emailed/ on paper and picture taken.
I hope this comes in useful for you in this challenging period we are in.
A RAG list/ lesson check list for the Brain and Neuropsychology topic for the new AQA GCSE Psychology spec. I use this to stick in the front of exercise books and is a good starter/plenary to summarise each lesson title.