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Miss Slasor's Psychology Store

Head of Psychology at a large secondary school in South Yorkshire, teaching both GCSE and A Level Psychology to Y9-Y13. I aim to produce high quality resources that are easy to pick up and deliver but also provide a variety of activities to optimise pupil engagement whilst ensuring regular assessment tasks to ensure rapid progress.

Head of Psychology at a large secondary school in South Yorkshire, teaching both GCSE and A Level Psychology to Y9-Y13. I aim to produce high quality resources that are easy to pick up and deliver but also provide a variety of activities to optimise pupil engagement whilst ensuring regular assessment tasks to ensure rapid progress.
AQA GCSE New Spec - Perception WHOLE TOPIC BUNDLE
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AQA GCSE New Spec - Perception WHOLE TOPIC BUNDLE

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43% SAVING!!! £26.30 WORTH OF CONTENT FOR £15.00! Over 20 hours of lesson content including interactive activities, regular assessment and progress checks, videos to contextualise knowledge and a whole topic intervention pack for those falling behind or with attendance concerns. Resources covering the following sections of the specification: Sensation and perception Depth cues Gibson's theory Gregory's theory Factors affecting perception (student led activity booklet) Revision lesson Intervention booklet (or homework/revision booklet) Exam style questions
AQA GCSE Psychology 9-1 - Brain and neuroscience WHOLE TOPIC BUNDLE
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AQA GCSE Psychology 9-1 - Brain and neuroscience WHOLE TOPIC BUNDLE

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SAVING OF 48%!!! This bundle contains all the resources needed to deliver the Brain and Neuroopsychology topic of the new specification. Included is at least 14 hours worth of teaching with regular formative and summative assessment throughout. Each lesson includes recap activities, engaging starters and student led activities with differentiated support resources to ensure all students find the lessons challenging but accessible. There is a big focus on practising the application of knowledge to new scenarios that GCSE students typically struggle with. Interim assessment and markscheme is also included.
AQA NEW SPEC PSYCH - Language, thought and communication WHOLE BUNDLE
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AQA NEW SPEC PSYCH - Language, thought and communication WHOLE BUNDLE

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BUY THIS WHOLE BUNDLE AND SAVE 48%! Bundle includes approximately 15 lessons worth of content covering the whole of the language, thought and communication specification for the new AQA GCSE Psychology qualification. Each lesson includes a variety of activities, the majority of which are differentiated and regularly assesses AO1, 2 and 3 through a combination of AfL and summative assessment. Appropriate video clips are used throughout to contextualise and consolidate learning whilst engaging starter activities encourage students to think analytically and hypothetically about relevant content.
AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget

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One to two lessons introducing students to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. This/these student led lesson(s) include key word mix and match, fill in the gap, cut and stick as well as practical activities to allow children to discover Piaget’s stages and his amain assumptions of schema development, egocentrism and conservation. Assessment comes in the form of mini whiteboard activities as well as written AO2 scenario based questions with model answers.
AQA A Level Psychology Approaches - Behaviourist approach (including reductionism)
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AQA A Level Psychology Approaches - Behaviourist approach (including reductionism)

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Two to three lessons covering behavioural assumptions and the evaluation of them. Content includes main assumptions of behaviourism, classical conditioning and operant conditioning, Skinner and Pavlov's research as well as AO1 and AO3 of reductionism as a key debate. Activities include gap fills, mini whiteboard questioning, building evaluation paragraphs. Additional Pavlov's dog worksheet included.
AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset
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AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset

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Lesson covering description and evaluation of Dweck’s mindset include some AO2 application questions with model responses. Resources include a prep learning task set as homework the lesson before, however, this could be adapted to be used in lesson if needed.
AQA GCSE Psychology 9-1 - Brain and neuropsychology - Tulving's Gold Study
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AQA GCSE Psychology 9-1 - Brain and neuropsychology - Tulving's Gold Study

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Lesson covering the Tulving gold study content of the new specification. The lesson includes prior knowledge recap, an interactive starter to hook student in and recap important knowledge from the memory topic, a series of student led activities including reading the details of the study and answering key questions (links to research methods content here), application to a scenario based question (helpsheet included for weaker students) , peer supported evaluation and a fun and interactive plenary activity.
GCSE AQA PSYCHOLOGY (9-1) - Nervous system
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GCSE AQA PSYCHOLOGY (9-1) - Nervous system

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Full lesson on the nervous system for the AQA GCSE Psychology 9-1 specification. Lesson inlcudes the structure and function of the nervous system including central, peripheral, autonomic and somatic systems. Activities include interactive starter, independent working, mini whiteboard plenaries, application and exam style questions with model answers and a return to the starter activity to show progress.
AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication bundle
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication bundle

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61% SAVING!!! UP TO 10 LESSONS WORTH OF CONTENT (some content spans more than one lesson) Bundle includes lessons and worksheets and assessment material into: Introduction to communication, difference between animal and human communciation Difference between verbal and non-verbal communication Body language Eye contact Personal space Yuki's key study Darwin's evolutionary Theory Exam technique lesson focusing on nature-nurture debate. Generally, this lessons include opportunities for independent and collaborative work, the inclusion of videos to contextualise content, a strong focus on exam technique and exam style questioning, the development of AO1, AO2 and AO3 skills, differentiation of key activities and regular assessment opportunities.
AQA A Level Approaches - Biological approach (including determinism)
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AQA A Level Approaches - Biological approach (including determinism)

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Two, potentially three lessons covering the main assumptions of the biological approach and evaluation of it. Content includes: genotype, phenotype, twin studies and concordance rates, neurochemical, neuroanatomical, central nervous system, evolution. In addition, the AO1 and AO3 of determinism is included Activities include note taking, exam style questions with mark scheme and model answer, mini whiteboard plenaries and building evaluation paragraphs.
AQA GCSE New Spec Perception - Intervention booklet
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AQA GCSE New Spec Perception - Intervention booklet

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This pack was designed to give to students as an intervention tool to be used at home, during form time, during detention etc. in order to improve their knowledge of the perception topic of the new specification. It includes all content named in the specification with student activities built in throughout and 'literacy boost' pointer to aid their understanding of key terms.
AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Perception - Theories of perception revision lesson
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AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Perception - Theories of perception revision lesson

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The lesson covers theories of perception from a revision perspective. Whiteboards are used to initially check student understanding of the theories before they are given a learning mat with all the information they need to answer an essay question on each theory. Students work their way around the room, questioning each other on the information on the learning mat before choosing from a set of differentiated activities ranging from mild to extra hot with the main aim of answering, in some capacity the essay "Outline and evaluate Gregory's constructivist theory of perception".
GCSE NEW SPEC AQA Psych - Lang,thought and comm - Piaget's theory of language
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GCSE NEW SPEC AQA Psych - Lang,thought and comm - Piaget's theory of language

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One lessons worth of content covering content required to outline and evaluate Piaget’s theory at GCSE level. Starter activity encourages students to explore teleological arguments and to consider whether language dictates thought or vice versa. Includes independent reading and comprehension of AO1 task, whiteboard assessment check and mix and match evaluation activity.
GCSE AQA PSYCHOLOGY (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Autonomic nervous system and fight or flight
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GCSE AQA PSYCHOLOGY (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Autonomic nervous system and fight or flight

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May also be useful for lower ability KS5 Psychology students! Lesson covering the fight or flight content of the new specification. It builds on previous knowledge of the nervous system to cover further detail of the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches in relation to fight or flight. Lesson includes engaging starter, quick whiteboard recap of the divisions of the nervous system and five active learning tasks including gap fills, reading and highlighting, sorting, represnting information in diagram form and exam style questions with markschemes for self and peer assessment. The lesson is designed to allow students to transition easily from one task to the next allowing students to work at a pace appropriate to them. ‘Check it’ and ‘Helpsheet’ slides are included that can be printed to allow students to sucessfully self assess each task before they move on.
NEW SPEC AQA GCSE PSYCH - Development - Early brain development
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NEW SPEC AQA GCSE PSYCH - Development - Early brain development

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Introductory lessons in the development unit developing student knowledge of early brain development. Students are engaged through wholly student led tasks developing their knowledge of key terms, key brain areas and the influence of nature vs nurture. Experience teaching these lessons (2x50 minutes) highlighted the fact that it is meant to challenge the most able through the use of extended reading and newspaper articles but can be easily differentiated down with weaker students only completing some of the nature/nurture tasks. The thinking and discussion questions can be used as plenary/starter to assess progress between lesson 1 and 2.
AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Gibson's theory of perception AFL essay response
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AQA GCSE New Spec Psychology Gibson's theory of perception AFL essay response

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Two student responses to the question "Outline and evaluate Gibson's direct theory of perception (9 marks)" with a simplified mark scheme for students to use. The "suggested content" section of the mark scheme is blank for students to use their notes to complete. Worked well as a pre-assessment lesson to introduce essay skills.
AQA GCSE Psychology (NEW SPEC) - Perception exam style questions (factors, illusions and key studies
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AQA GCSE Psychology (NEW SPEC) - Perception exam style questions (factors, illusions and key studies

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Resource includes exam style questions ranging from 1 mark 'identify' questions to 9 mark 'describe and evaluate' essays including associated mark schemes. Please note these mark schemes are not generated by AQA but were produced by myself as a result of hours of research looking at specimen papers and mark schemes relating to the new specification. This has involved my interpretation of mark schemes for questions that do not appear on the specimen paper on their website.
AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and comm - Darwin's evolutionary theory of NVC
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AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and comm - Darwin's evolutionary theory of NVC

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Lesson covering Darwin’s theory of non-verbal behaviour. Students found this lesson very accessible with assessments showing a good understanding of Darwin’s theory. Activities include fill in the gap AO1 activity, whiteboard knowledge checks, AO2 application question with guidance on structure and content to include and activity prompting students to write three PEE evaluation paragraphs based on relevant videos.