Topic Tests for AQA AS and A Level Psychology

Provided in write-on and non-write on – ideal for reuse!

Reveal your students’ strengths and weaknesses and track their progress! Topic-by-topic question banks written for select topics of the AQA A level Psychology specification.


Extremely useful formative assessment materials that could be used effectively to measure student understanding

M Hunter, Teacher, Examiner & Peer Reviewer

Great for summative assessments; in-class, for revision or as homeworks!

Straightforward structure with clear and focused questions…

Questions that are only required by A Level Students have been clearly identified - allowing you to use tests for co-teaching alongside AS Level
  • Range of question styles – from multiple choice to short- and extended-answer questions – perfect preparation for the exams
  • Real-life applications – provide full appreciation of the link between theory and practice
  • Detailed answers and mark allocations – great for peer- and self-assessment!

The mark scheme is accessible, allowing for greater understanding of the marking process

M Hunter, Teacher, Examiner & Peer Reviewer
Tests carefully designed to last for 45 mins to 1 hour each!

What do teachers say about this resource? (10397)

I think these tests are extremely useful formative assessment materials that could be used effectively to measure student understanding. I thought there was effective range of spec coverage and some use of exam style questions to give students vital practice. I particularly liked the use of research examples that students needed to engage with to answer the questions. This allows them to practice the AO2 content of the exam that students find so tricky and is harder for teachers to provide adequate examples at times. This resource is extremely useful for regular formative assessment of the research methods topic, it is an area that students often find tricky and avoid practice, this allows for regular checks. The use of exam style questions gives students a good idea of what to expect and the mark scheme is accessible to them, allowing for greater understanding of the marking process. I feel that this resource is of a good standard and is a useful assessment tool. It has thorough coverage of the specification and allows for clear assessment of research methods skills. 

M Hunter, Teacher, Examiner & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (11091)

I thought the resource was varied and interesting. The questions are well developed to suit the AQA examination mark schemes. There are some great questions that will require the students to think in a different way about the material. The level is appropriate for the specification and will challenge students of all levels. The specification is also well covered and the topic test incorporate research methods questions too which is really helpful. I particularly liked the variety of questions. I really liked the use of scenarios this is an area that students often struggle with. This resource provides vital exam style practice for a topic that students find notoriously difficult. The resources covers the specification well and allows students to assess their knowledge and skill effectively. The tests give a comprehensive formative assessment for each of the bullet points on the specification. Presentation and layout are clear and effective... The pictures enhance interest. This resource is extremely well matched to the specification and is well tailored for the needs of year 13 students. I think this resource has been produced to an excellent standard.

M Hunter, Senior Examiner & Peer Reviewer

The papers are of high quality with the full range of specification topics covered. Appropriate for all teachers of Biopsychology as they can be easily divided into Year 1 and Year 2 topics or simply given as an assessment pack, if students are being taught all topics in one go. Mark schemes are of equal quality... students could use them to self-mark easily and teachers can use them to inform teaching. Learning is enhanced through recall, application, evaluation and consideration of research methods... this is great as research methods is assessed across all topics in the course.
[How would you use this resource?]
As an intervention resource for those below target, as part of a workbooklet for use in lessons, as a homework pack or as support for distance learning.

S Ward, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (10505)

The resource flowed well, and that it would be very clear to teachers and students alike how the author had structured it in order to enhance their work on this area of the specification. The guidance given to teachers regarding how to use the material is helpful. The fact that answers are provided does mean that this could be a useful additional (homework or cover lesson) resource – students could mark their own or another student’s work. There is opportunity for some very good differentiated class and homeworks. Very well-matched to the specification... I like the fact that the layout would make it very clear to students just how the resource matches what they need to know in order to succeed in their examination.

H Smith, Examiner, A level Psychology & Peer Reviewer