Course Companions for 2015 AS and A Level AQA Psychology  (ZigZag Education)

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AS and A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 1: Social Influence
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AS and A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 2: Memory
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AS and A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 5/4: Psychopathology
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A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 5: Approaches in Psychology
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A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 6: Biopsychology
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A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 8: Issues & Debates in Psychology
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A Level AQA: Course Companion: Topic 12: Schizophrenia
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Course Companions for 2015 AS and A Level AQA Psychology

Exam focus

  • Exam tips throughout the text – help students to apply their knowledge
  • Exam-style questions for each chapter in both AS and A Level style
  • Detailed mark scheme with commentary and model answers – essential exam practice

Clear, comprehensive and complete coverage of the new 2015 AS and A Level AQA Qualifications. Written in student-friendly language, organised in specification order and with clear explanations of core concepts.

  • Clear learning outcomes at the start of each chapter for focused work
  • All key terms defined, plus a handy glossary help with tricky terminology
  • Integrated tasks engage students – answers included!
  • Consolidation questions throughout ensure students retain knowledge
An excellent resource which should be used by all AQA psychology teachers. A Duggan, Teacher & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5988)
Excellent range of class & homework activities. Excellent range of assessment - G Riles, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
This is an excellent resource with a lot of information. I particularly like the easy to read set out. Other resources from other companies try too hard with their designs and it can become confusing. The exam tips are useful and the activities are invaluable – A Duggan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5989)
I thought it was a very good resource! Full of the right information, well set out, concise but informative... really impressed with the learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter. I like at the end of the resource there are some excellent commentaries and explanations about how to secure good examination marks on different questions. The charts are excellent and the activities are very varied.... perfectly matched to the specification - N Espiner, Tutor and Independent Reviewer
'Scene-setting questions focus students’ attention... Clear answers to exam-style questions.' A Foster, Head of Psychology and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5990)
This was a good resource, it was easy to follow and students should enjoy the examples from real life. - J Winnick, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"I would absolutely purchase this resource" – A Foster, Psychology Teacher & Ind. Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5994)
I felt that this resource was pitched at the right level for A level. There was a depth of information, often illustrated with studies, that should be ample to enable passes in exams and, furthermore, this information was laid out in a clear, linear fashion.... It is particularly good to see the answers at the back of the book! Teachers would love this. Exercises are accessible and, used correctly, will test student knowledge and would prove useful as an assessment tool for teachers. – M Bryan, Private Tutor and Independent Reviewer
This is a very thorough resource that can be used to promote independent learning. It is a brilliant stretch and challenge facility providing a wealth of information, examples, studies and activities for students... This resource heavily matches the specification for September. I can see every aspect of the specification covered. – A Duggan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
Overall good, collects together relevant material to address new spec content with some useful class exercises and tasks to deepen understanding. The inclusion of suggestions for investigations is excellent given greater focus of new spec on research methods and maths skills. A perfect match with new spec. - K Walker, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
The mind map is an excellent learning tool, particularly for visual learners. You can see on one page all areas needed for the exam. It is helpful to students for formulating their own mind maps. Yes I would purchase this resource as I believe I would not need to add too many extra research studies and evaluations. - A Foster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5998)
Starting resources with an overall pictorial mindmap of areas of learning is excellent. It focuses the brain. The revision task for students to make their own version of the map aids learning.
This resource is a fully comprehensive resource for biopsychology. It includes all the information that students need to know as well as relating the topics back to areas the students have studied. It is an excellent resource which should be used by all AQA psychology teachers. Very clear layout that is easy to use. As all the information is nicely broken down into bitesize chunks it makes this topic, which students often find scary, appear more manageable. - A Duggan, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5996)
The resource is very comprehensive and has a good proportion of numeracy within it. There are clear activities to test knowledge and understanding. - M Ransom, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5999)
This resource is informative and has many research examples included....The exam skills table which acts as a template on how to answer the question is really useful. - M Ransom, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
The commentaries are very clearly written and clearly specify the issues... The Mindmap is an excellent memory tool. Students can be given this at the start of the session and visual learners will find love it, can put on an A3 sheet and add examples of studies. - A Foster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6001)
'Well constructed and accessible... It provides students with a good set of notes for the topic and broader questions to consider to deepen their understanding and ability to think critically.' – L Kimber, Head of Psychology & Independent Reviewer
The interactionist approach is an excellent part of the syllabus as it illustrates that schizophrenia could be triggered by many things, such as taking drugs, smoking cannabis although stress has been highlighted....Clear learning outcomes - focuses students; as also the scene setting questions - A Foster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6002)
I think this is a great resource – linked well to the new 2015 specification – which will be really helpful for preparing for the new A2. This is a useful resource for A2 students as there is a lot of detail and also plenty of opportunities provided to reflect on learning and a good balance of classic and up to date research.
The information was extensive and would provide an alternate explanation to the textbook.... It matches the curriculum extremely well. Chapter titles follow curriculum items and material is presented in a logical order... The suggestions for debates were excellent. This will get students thinking beyond the curriculum and enable them through class discussion and debate to learn to evaluate content. – J Winnick, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Very thorough and accessible resource... A variety of tasks, activities and good current examples which will engage students. The resource is also visually appealing.' – L Kimber, Head of Psychology and Independent Reviewer
Excellent - good level of appropriate detail for this level. Liked the detail on studies, clear explanation of evaluative points, debate ideas, appropriate use of language, glossaries, sample Questions with answers. From class teaching perspective it could replace need for a text book... enough detail to enable student to find material needed. Unlike most textbooks which are too superficial. - K Walker, Teacher and Independent Reviewer


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