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Resources from my teaching career in Psychology, Pastoral Care/ Tutoring and Teaching and Learning. Please take the resources and adapt for your own use, they are meant to support teachers or educators, help get them started - not meant for lazy teachers!

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Resources from my teaching career in Psychology, Pastoral Care/ Tutoring and Teaching and Learning. Please take the resources and adapt for your own use, they are meant to support teachers or educators, help get them started - not meant for lazy teachers!
Edexcel Psychology Paper 1 Exam Qs
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Edexcel Psychology Paper 1 Exam Qs

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A range of past exam questions arranged by topic area to cover main points from the advanced information for Summer 2022. Covering the Edexcel specification for A Level Psychology. Social Cognitive Biological (all research methods based) Learning Theory Issues and Debates
Introduction to Schizophrenia
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Introduction to Schizophrenia

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A presentation for students to introduce Schizophrenia and the symptoms and explanations (biological, cognitive and social). Used with students studying A Level Psychology following the Edexcel specification but could easily be adapted for use with other boards. Used in Clinical Psychology. Useful to use along other resources on this topic.
Issues and Debates in Psychology (Edexcel New Specification)
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Issues and Debates in Psychology (Edexcel New Specification)

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A summary of the issues and debates in A Level Psychology for the new Edexcel specification examined in 2017. Covers all the issues and debates separately with reference to their applications in both the approaches and key studies (10 pages). Used with A Level students and can be adapted for use with other exam boards, as the issues and debates are universal. Can be used as a supporting handout in class or for revision in preparation for exams (very useful for Paper 3).
Success in Exams - Revision Preparation Assembly
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Success in Exams - Revision Preparation Assembly

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Presentation for an assembly or pastoral lesson illustrating how to be successful in examinations. Advice and guidance for students in preparation for their examinations. Gives tips on how to revise (planning, time, diet and organisation) and allows students to reflect on their behaviour in the run up to their exams.
Phobias - Mix and Match Activity
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Phobias - Mix and Match Activity

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Mix and Match Activity on phobias - picture sheet and key terms sheet. Useful to use as a starter activity on phobias. Students could cut and stick the pictures and key terms onto another sheet. Useful to use as a discussion point on how phobias develop. Can be used with students aged 14+.
Issues and Debates in CIE Psychology
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Issues and Debates in CIE Psychology

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A summary handout for students defining the issues and debates discussed in Psychology at both AS and A Level for the Cambridge International exam board. Has useful examples that relate to the core studies to help students engage with the issues and debates. Used with students aged 16-18 years. Can be adapted for use with other exam boards (may just need to change some of the research examples). Can be used as a teaching aid or for students self study and revision.
Extended Writing Tips Psychology
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Extended Writing Tips Psychology

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Some student handouts which can be adapted for any exam board to be used with students sitting AS or A Level Psychology. Can be used individually or as part of a revision or exam skills lesson. Resources focus on the PECC structure (which is the same as PEEL or DECC). Includes an example extended answer which is highlighted for reference.
Social Psychology Introduction - AS/ A Level
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Social Psychology Introduction - AS/ A Level

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A presentation to introduce the Social approach in Psychology, covers the main assumptions and key terms (Agentic State, Autonomous State, Moral Strain, In-Group, Out-Group, Social Categorisation, Social Identification and Social Comparison). This presentation is used as a whole lesson for AS/ A level Psychology alongside the mix and match activity and crossword. This resource was made for the Edexcel exam board specification but could be adapted for other boards. The presentation is teacher-led with a research activity for students.
Social Psychology - Obedience presentation
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Social Psychology - Obedience presentation

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A presentation to introduce the topic of Obedience to authority, includes comparisons to compliance and conformity. Also discusses factors that affect obedience and includes a research task on Milgram’s classic key study. This presentation is used as part of a whole lesson alongside Milgram’s Background sheet and Key Study sheet and Question sheet. It was made for AS/ A Level Psychology for the Edexcel exam specification but could be adapted for other exam boards.
Past Paper Questions on Clinical Psychology - Edexcel
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Past Paper Questions on Clinical Psychology - Edexcel

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Two resources (question sheet and answer sheet) with 14 questions on Clinical Psychology from past papers following the Edexcel examination board. Answers are broken down by the individual assessment criteria (AO1, AO2, AO3), with suggestions from the mark schemes. Can be used with students sitting the AS/ A Level in Psychology (16+), some questions can be adapted for use with other exam boards studying Clinical Psychology or Mental Health. These resources can be used as assessment activities or for general revision.
CIE Psychology Resources for Pepperberg
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CIE Psychology Resources for Pepperberg

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Resource pack for the Pepperberg study in the Learning Approach of Psychology following the CIE exam specification. The work pack contains an activity sheet, the core study, short answer questions with suggested answers and extended answer questions again will suggested answers. Can be used by teachers or students who are self-taught.
CIE Psychology Schachter and Singer Resources
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CIE Psychology Schachter and Singer Resources

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Resources to cover the Schachter and Singer study on the two factor theory of emotion in the Biological Approach for CIE Psychology. Resources for AS/ A Level include Study Detail Sheet, Short Answer Questions (with full answers) and Extended Answer Questions (with answers). Also includes a revision activity task sheet for students. Used with students sitting the CIE Psychology exams but has been used with those studying OCR.
Schizophrenia Assessment Activity
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Schizophrenia Assessment Activity

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A student assessment to check understanding of Schizophrenia diagnosis, symptoms and explanations. This contains two resources one copy for students and one highlighted for the teacher with suggested answers. Useful to use as a starter activity or homework task to check learning. Has been used with students sitting A Level Psychology - Clinical topic for Edexcel. This could be used with other exam board as well. Test Question is based on a scenario case study (attached in detail): R.F. is suffering from clinical schizophrenia. What evidence can you find that suggests this is the case; refer to symptoms/ characteristics and types. You must also offer at least one explanation for the development of his disorder. Cite examples from the case study to support your answer. (10 marks) Look at the key Characteristics, Positive Symptoms, Negative Symptoms and Possible Explanations
Operationalising Variables in Psychology
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Operationalising Variables in Psychology

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Student worksheet to help understand how variables are operationalised in Psychology, includes a discussion about reliability and validity and a working example. This can be used alongside the other resources on this topic and as part of a whole lesson or as a starter activity. It has been used with students studying AS/ A Level Psychology following the Edexcel exam specification but can be adapted for other exam boards.
Puzzle Time - series of brain teasers
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Puzzle Time - series of brain teasers

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A short booklet of three brain teaser activities for use with students. Can be used as a team activity, competition or individually. Has been used with students aged 14+. Includes the activity 'Who owns the fish' and many more. Can be used as part of a introduction lesson, induction or whole lesson. Could be used in pastoral lessons such as PSHE or General Studies, Critical Thinking etc.
Essay Plan Template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification)
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Essay Plan Template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification)

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Essay plan/ extended answer template for Edexcel AS/ A Level Psychology (New Specification). Students can use this template sheet to complete summary essays for psychological theories or studies. Gives boxes to guide students - introduction, content and conclusion. Includes a 'hints' sheet for teachers to use to explain each section. Can be adapted for use with other exam boards.
Past Paper Questions and Answers Edexcel Psychology A Level
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Past Paper Questions and Answers Edexcel Psychology A Level

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A bundle of resources that include a series of past exam questions for all the Paper 1 topics; Social, Cognitive, Biological and Learning Theories in Psychology with the mark scheme criteria and suggested student answers. All these questions are short answers (8 marks or less), according to the Edexcel Psychology A Level specification. It also includes two extended answers (8+12) from the Issues and Debates topic, again with mark scheme answers and written suggested student answers. The bundle includes the question sheet, Q&A sheet, and individual sheets for all the approaches. Used with students for revision or assessment work.
CIE Psychology Resources for Saavedra and Silverman
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CIE Psychology Resources for Saavedra and Silverman

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Resource pack for the Saavedra and Silverman study in the Learning Approach of Psychology following the CIE exam specification. The work pack contains an activity sheet, the core study, short answer questions with suggested answers and extended answer questions again will suggested answers. Can be used by teachers or students who are self-taught.
The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony - Jean Charles de Menezes case
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The Problem with Eyewitness Testimony - Jean Charles de Menezes case

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A handout to introduce Eyewitness Testimony as a key issue, looking at the reliability of EWT in relation to the case of Jean Charles de Menezes. Includes a set of questions to test understanding of the issue. Also useful to create a debate from. This handout has been used with students aged 16-19yrs studying AS/ A2 Psychology following the Edexcel specification but can be adapted for other exam boards. Useful alongside the presentation on Eyewitness Testimony.
Survey Methods - Interviews in Psychology
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Survey Methods - Interviews in Psychology

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A presentation to introduce interviews as a survey method in Psychology. Includes definitions, types and strengths and weaknesses. Also includes an activity for students to carry out their own interview. Used alongside the student worksheet on the same topic (see other resources). Used with students following AS/ A2 Psychology for Edexcel, but can be used by other exam boards.