Course Companions for 2015 AS AQA Psychology

Exam focus

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

Clear, comprehensive and complete coverage of the new 2015 AS AQA qualification. 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? (5991)

Overall the resource is a very good source of information... This can be used to really stretch the students understanding of the topic. The exam style questions are extremely useful, especially as there aren't that many exam question available for this new specification. – R Keeley, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

I liked this resource and found it interesting and applicable to students. Given that the approaches are fundamental in many other areas of psychology, it is imperative that students fully understand the similarities and difference. The resource includes real life examples to put ideas into context and aid students’ understanding. Complex ideas are broken down and made easier to understand. The resource coherently and comprehensively covers the main approaches listed in the specification. - J Wilde, NQT and Independent Reviewer

I liked the key term glossaries at the start of the chapters and at the end. I also liked it had the answers to the example questions towards the back of the booklet. - M Ransom, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

A comprehensive introduction to the topic area at about appropriate level for the new A level. Could potentially replace need for text book. – K Walker, Senior Examiner and Independent Reviewer

I liked this resource. The Writer has included a lot of information some of which is used at first year university level. The humanistic approach has been well outlined. It is not an approach used in AQA Psychology. The resource fully reflects the high level of learning AQA is trying to achieve for A level. excellent mind map – will be appreciated by visual learners as all information can be absorbed without turning pages. - A Foster, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5988,6148)

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? (5995,5996)

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? (5990,6150)

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? (5994,6151)

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