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2019 results +0.36 L3VA ALPs 3 at A Level. +0.91 P8 score at GCSE using these resources. Head of Psychology and Assistant Head of Sixth Form 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.

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2019 results +0.36 L3VA ALPs 3 at A Level. +0.91 P8 score at GCSE using these resources. Head of Psychology and Assistant Head of Sixth Form 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.
A Level Psychology prep/transition pack
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A Level Psychology prep/transition pack

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Pack preparing students for A Level Psychology. The purpose is to give students a head start, encourage a curiosity and interest in the subject, promote subject recruitment. Includes: What is Psychology? Why should I study Psychology? What will I study at A Level? (AQA specification) Career prospects Recommended resources Additional resources - Netflix, books, films etc Introduction to research methods - types of experiment, sampling and ethics. Introduction to social influence - Conformity, conformity to social roles and obedience. All websites are hyperlinked and corresponding QR codes included for ease.
A Level Psychology - Behaviourist approach (including reductionism)
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A Level Psychology - 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 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 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.
GCSE Psychology Language, thought and communication WHOLE BUNDLE
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GCSE Psychology 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 Psychology issues and debates work booklet
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AQA Psychology issues and debates work booklet

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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.
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.
Introduction to  perception NEW AQA GCSE
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Introduction to perception NEW AQA GCSE

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Suitable as an introductory lesson to the perception topic of the new AQA GCSE. The PowerPoint goes through the difference between sensation and perception and includes activities such as fill in the blanks, AfL whiteboard tasks and a practical activity to demonstrate how once sense influences the perception of another.
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 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.
Wundt and Origins of Psychology
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Wundt and Origins of Psychology

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Whole lesson (power point and activity worksheet) exploring the contribution of Wundt to the development of Psychology and Psychology as a science. Lesson includes outline and evaluation of both Wundt and Psychology as a Science as well as exam practice, model answers and reference to exam mark schemes.
AQA A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods
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AQA A Level Psychology - Year 1 and year 2 experimental research methods

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

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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.
AQA GCSE 9-1 Psychology - Brain and Neuropsychology - Penfield's study
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AQA GCSE 9-1 Psychology - Brain and Neuropsychology - Penfield's study

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Lesson covering Penfield’s study of the interpretive cortex. Lesson includes an activity to recap prior relevant knowledge, engaging starter to hook students in, relevant video clip and a series of student led activities to allow students to work at their own pace in order to outline as well as evaluate Penfield’s study. Progress checks are implemented throughout through the use of thinking and discussion targeted questioning and white board checks. The evaluation activity is differentiated to allow less able students to independently access the activity.
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.
A Level AQA Psychology (New Spec) Addiction Lesson 1 - Defining addiction
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A Level AQA Psychology (New Spec) Addiction Lesson 1 - Defining addiction

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Learning objective: To be aware of how addiction can be defined including chemical and behavioural addictions. To know what you will study in addictive behaviours. To have an understanding of what addiction is and be able to evaluate the definitions. Extension: To have considered the difference between an addiction and an excessive enthusiasm Skills: Effective participators Team work Evaluation Includes an introduction to the specification content, defining and categorising addiction, examining the difference between addiction and an excessive enthusiasm, ASL true or false activity and flipped learning homework worksheet.
Biopsychology - Localisation of function
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Biopsychology - Localisation of function

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Lesson detailing localization of brain function. The lesson introduces the basics of the brain, hemispheres etc then guides students through a student led carousel before bringing the class back together to evaluate. Includes mini plenaries to assess ongoing understanding and mini practical.
Depth cues - AQA NEW SPEC GCSE
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Depth cues - AQA NEW SPEC GCSE

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A lesson covering monocular and binocular depth cues including application to new situations. Activities include practical starter, fill in the blanks, worksheet and differentiated exam style questions.
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".
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.