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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.
GCSE Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology interim assessment
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GCSE Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology interim assessment

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A 30 mark assessment covering the divisions of the nervous system, neurons, synaptic transmission and James-Lange theory of emotion given as a mid topic assessment. Questions are in the style of those reflected in the specimen paper and includes multiple choice, labelling diagrams, 4 and 6 mark application questions and a 9 mark essay. Mark scheme included.
GCSE Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Hebb's theory of learning
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GCSE Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Hebb's theory of learning

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Lesson covering Hebb’s theory of learning within the Neuropsychology topic on the new AQA specification. Lesson includes a recap of prior knowledge (neurons, synapses, fight or flight) and then introduces students to the concept of brain plasticity. Activities include key term mix and match, read and summarise, application to contemporary examples, supporting video clips and extended reading homework to stretch the most able.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
GCSE AQA Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology - James-Lange theory of emotion
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GCSE AQA Psychology (9-1) - Neuropsychology - James-Lange theory of emotion

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Lesson covering the James-Lange theory of emotion for the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. Lesson includes whiteboard recap of prior learning (fight or flight and nervous system - relevant to today’s lesson), engaging starter to introduce students to the concept of emotion, and a series of student led tasks including gap fills, AO2 application style questions (with helpsheet and sentence starters available for lower ability), research support analysis and colour coded PEE evaluation.
AQA A LEVEL NEW SPEC Psychology - Gender - Androgyny and BSRI
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AQA A LEVEL NEW SPEC Psychology - Gender - Androgyny and BSRI

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Two lessons worth of content covering the androgyny and Bem sex role inventory including AO1 and AO2 of each. Lesson includes a mini practical starter (carrying out BSRI), minimal note taking, supporting videos (Karen Brady - Apprentice) to support concept of androgyny, research support for students to counter argue against, evaluation activity in order to develop students elaboration of AO3 points and reference to exam style questions including the mark scheme.
AQA A Level Biopsychology - Split brain
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AQA A Level Biopsychology - Split brain

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Lesson explaining split brain research including Sperry. Includes note to take, independent evaluation activities and 3 possible essays for students to plan individually in groups or as a class.
AQA Psycholgoy (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Synaptic transmission observation lesson
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AQA Psycholgoy (9-1) - Neuropsychology - Synaptic transmission observation lesson

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Observation ready lesson covering the synaptic transmission content of the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. Activities include label neuron recap task, thought provoking starter and four independent student tasks that allow students to work at a pace and level that is appropriate to them and their needs. Tasks include gap fills, labelling a synapse, differentiated tasks for explaining the process of synaptic transmission and exam questions differentiated by support. This was used during an observation with students ranging from grade 3 to grade 9 and excellent feedback was received.
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 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 GCSE NEW SPEC Psych -  Language, thought & communication - Intro & animal vs human communication
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AQA GCSE NEW SPEC Psych - Language, thought & communication - Intro & animal vs human communication

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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.
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 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 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".