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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 A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods

AQA A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods

SAVE TIME AND PLANNING WITH THIS RESOURCE! POWERPOINT AND BOOKLET INCLUDED! Over 15 hours of year 1 and 2 research methods teaching content with independent study (flipped learning) tasks and exam style questions with mark schemes built in throughout. The lessons are designed in a way to allow more able students to move on to quickly applying their knowledge by answering exam style questions, freeing up teacher time to focus on consolidating the knowledge of weaker students. The completed booklet acts as an excellent revision resource to help students plan for their linear exams. Specification content covered includes: Experimental methods Variables Aims and hypothesis Sampling Experimental design Pilot studies Ethics Descriptive statistics - measures of dispersion and central tendency, graphical displays and use of a table. Distributions Levels of measurement Statistical testing including calcuating the sign test Probability and significance Using critical values tables Type 1 and type 2 errors General note from the author: Feedback is more than welcome. I am more than willing to update and resend resources that buyers are less than satisfied with.
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AQA Psychology issues and debates work booklet

AQA Psychology issues and debates work booklet

Work booklet given to students to complete independently. Makes an excellent summer project or revision resource. Students had some knowledge of the issues and debates content but had not covered it in any great depth. This booklet therefore contains enough detail for them to have a good understanding of the content but also leaves enough gaps for the students to use their existing knowledge and additional research skills to complete. Knowledge review questions are included at the end of every sub topic. As always, I recommend students use the Tutor2u and Simply Psychology sites as a point of reference. Levels of explanation picture credit to Tutor2U Psychology.
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AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset

AQA NEW SPEC GCSE PSYCH - Development - Dweck's mindset

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.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Development - McGarrigle and Donaldson's Naughty Teddy

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Development - McGarrigle and Donaldson's Naughty Teddy

This lesson gives students the knowledge they need in order to outline and evaluate this key study as well as apply their knowledge to scenario based questions. Highly student led, the lesson includes relevant video clips, fill in the gap activities, recap AO1 questions, application AO2 questions and student led evaluation via mindmap and live writing with WAGOLL evaluation paragraphs included for teacher (or student) reference.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC PSYCH - Development - Piaget

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.
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NEW SPEC AQA GCSE PSYCH - Development - Early brain development

NEW SPEC AQA GCSE PSYCH - Development - Early brain development

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.
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GCSE NEW SPEC AQA Psych - Lang,thought and comm - Piaget's theory of language

GCSE NEW SPEC AQA Psych - Lang,thought and comm - Piaget's theory of language

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.
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AQA NEW SPEC PSYCH - Language, thought and communication WHOLE BUNDLE

AQA NEW SPEC PSYCH - Language, thought and communication WHOLE BUNDLE

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.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Lang, thought and comm - Exam technique/revision lesson

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC - Lang, thought and comm - Exam technique/revision lesson

Content spanning two lessons that guide students through the process of informed revision and strategies to avoid losing silly marks in exams. The powerpoint and resources walks students through the process of revision from using the specification to identify areas of strengths and areas for development, production of revision resources, strategies to understand and address the question and a large number of exam style questions to apply their knowledge to.
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Revision advice booklet

Revision advice booklet

A booklet aimed at Y11 but appropriate to students in any key stage that discusses what makes effective revision and why. (I have also used this with Y12 and Y13) Students are guided through a process of organising and prioritising their subjects/topics before they are introduced to the strategies that are most effective methods of revision and why (research supported) It ends with a copy of the GCSE Edexcel Psychology specification for students to use to RAG rate and create their priority list. This could quite easily be adapted for any specification of any subject.
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AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and comm - Darwin's evolutionary theory of NVC

AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and comm - Darwin's evolutionary theory of NVC

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.
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AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and communication - Yuki's study

AQA NEW SPEC GCSE Psychology - Lang, thought and communication - Yuki's study

OBSERVATION READY LESSON. This lesson looks into the Yuki’s study of emoticon’s and includes a variety of differentiated activities to develop student’s AO1, 2 and 3 skills. This lesson was observed by SLT and very positive feedback received. Activities include: practical emoticon judgement task, fill in the gap activity, built in questions throughout, AO2 application question plus modelled answer, differentiated AO3 activity with 4 differentiated options, a variety of stretch and challenge activities embedded and highlighted throughout.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Non-verbal communication: Personal space

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Non-verbal communication: Personal space

Powerpoint and resources covering the personal space content of the new AQA GCSE specification across two lessons. The lesson includes opportunities for independent and collaborative learning with regular assessment of knowledge and links to exam style questions, including application questions and extended writing responses to assess AO1, AO2 and AO3 skills. Activities are differentiated throughout the lesson.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication: Body language

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication: Body language

Two lessons work of content covering the body language section of the new GCSE specification. Powerpoint includes activities to develop AO1, AO2 and AO3 skills including analysis of visual and written scenarios, differentiated evaluation and an independent approach to AO1 knowledge. Students are then given a creative literacy based task encouraging them to further apply their knowledge.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication bundle

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought and communication - Nonverbal communication bundle

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.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych -  Language, thought & communication - Intro & animal vs human communication

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Language, thought & communication - Intro & animal vs human communication

TWO LESSONS! I taught this as lesson 1 and 2 of the language scheme of work. It gives students a good insight into the difference between communication and language as well as the functions of animal communication and how that differs to human communication. Activities include a practical starter, carousel activity, whiteboard plenaries, drawing venn diagrams and reference to exam style questions through a differentiated plenary.
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought & communication - Non-verbal communication: Eye contact

AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Lang, thought & communication - Non-verbal communication: Eye contact

This lesson covers the function of eye contact as a feature of non-verbal communication. It includes a practical starter and second practical activity (mini experiment), a description of each function of eye contact with supporting videos to consolidate and the evaluation of the usefulness of research into eye contact through a matching activity. There is an exam focus towards the beginning of the lesson, breaking down exam questions and analysing responses as well as an exam/assessment driven differentiated plenary complete the structure strips for support.
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