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Designed to provide students with the exciting opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of psychology, our specification will allow students to:
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Accredited specification for the new GCE A Level Psychology qualification.
Accredited specification for the new GCE AS Level Psychology qualification.
An overview of our AS and A Level Psychology qualifications for first teaching September 2015.
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Examples of answers to the Sample Assessment Material and how they may be marked.
Examples of answers to the sample assessment material with commentary.
Examples of answers to the sample assessment material for H567 with commentary.
Examples of answers to the sample assessment material for H567 with commentary.
This guide provides sample curriculum plans for delivering the AS Level and A Level and for the co-teaching of both.
This guide will help teachers approach this area and suggests useful student activities.
A delivery guide on Component 2 providing a range of teaching approaches and student activities.
This guide offers a wide range of teaching ideas and engaging classroom activities to support the delivery of this interesting optional topic within component 3 of the A Level.
This guide will help teachers plan and deliver environmental psychology, one of the four options within Component 3 of the A Level, by giving guidance on key concepts and suggesting classroom activities.
This guide will help teachers plan for and teach the historical context of mental health by giving guidance on key concepts and suggesting classroom activities.
This guide gives teachers student-friendly practical research investigations, involving experimental, self-reporting, observational and correlational methods.
This activity with teacher instructions is designed to help students write research aims and hypotheses and to identify variables.
This folder contains three worksheets with teacher instructions aimed at helping students understand the method of Bandura's 1961 study.
This lesson element provides four tasks with student worksheets designed to support the teaching and learning of Baron-Cohen et al's study.
This classroom activity focuses on debating the strengths and weaknesses of this research and follows on from the lesson element on procedure.
This classroom activity focuses on student activities to develop understanding of the procedure followed in this core study.
This resource suggests teaching ideas on Chaney's key study and provides related student worksheets.
This classroom activity is designed to help students compare and contrast these two studies.
This A Level lesson element gives teaching and learning ideas on Gould's review of Yerkes' work.
This classroom activity is designed to help students understand Lee’s study on the evaluations of lying and truth telling.
This lesson element introduces the different ethical guidelines that Psychologists should follow when conducting research and how breaking these ethical guidelines can be dealt with.
This lesson element gives teaching and learning ideas on the different types of experimental designs: independent measures, repeated measures and matched pairs.
This lesson element gives teaching and learning ideas for the Little Hans core study.
This resource gives teaching and learning ideas for Gottesman's study.
This lesson element contains a classroom activity to help students evaluate Hancock's investigation into the language of psychopaths.
Teacher instructions to accompany the classroom activity.
This useful resource contains ten student activities with teacher guidance.
This folder contains a worksheet and a guide with teacher instructions aimed at helping students understand and write hypotheses.
This activity compares Loftus and Palmer's research with Grant's. It supports the teaching and learning of Component 2 of the OCR AS and A Level.
This classroom activity consists of worksheet with tasks designed to help students explain Moray's first two experiments.
This folder contains teacher instructions and student worksheets aimed at developing students' understanding of the purpose and importance of the peer reviewing process.
This classroom activity with teacher instructions looks at target populations, samples and four different sampling techniques.
This classroom activity is designed to help students get to grips with the terms and types of reliability and validity.
This lesson element, or classroom activity, focuses on research methods.
This document gives teachers additional background information for the reasons for research methods activity 1.
This document gives teachers additional background information for the reasons for research methods activity 2.
This resource suggests classroom activities on Rosenhan's study 'On being sane in insane places'.
This folder contains two worksheets with teacher instructions aimed at helping students understand Sperry's investigation into the effects of hemispheric deconnection.
Teaching and learning activities around Szasz' article 'The myth of mental illness: 50 years later.'
This resource has six student worksheets and is aimed at exploring various aspects of the behaviourist perspective including its core principles and strengths and weaknesses.
Teaching and learning ideas and activities with associated worksheets which have been designed to help students get to grips with this area.
Teaching and learning ideas and activities with associated worksheets which have been designed to help students get to grips with this Area.
This resource suggests activities on the Developmental Area of psychology.
This resource suggests activities on the Individual Differences Area of psychology.
This resource has six student worksheets on the psychodynamic perspective including on its concepts, principles and applications.
With its five student worksheets, this classroom activity is designed to reinforce understanding of the assumptions and applications of the Social Area.
This lesson element, or classroom activity, contains tasks to help students understand and evaluate the 'Strange Situation' methodology, found within the child psychology option from component 3 (Applied psychology.)
This lesson element contains tasks aimed at helping teachers introduce the features terminology and findings of Well's Key Study
This resource summarises the five areas and two perspectives in the specification, including key words, how the area/perspective has developed and suggestions for further reading.
A guide to six child psychology research studies including an outline of the theories on which they are based, procedures followed, key findings and possible conclusions.
This guide focuses on the types of questions students may face in the AS or A Level component 1 research methods examination.
This guide focuses on the types of questions students may face in the component 2 examination.
This guide suggests a possible scheme of work for the compulsory component 3 section 'issues in mental health'.
This resources identifies the key conclusions and new understandings of behaviour from the 20 core studies in relation to the areas and key themes.
A guide to six criminal psychology research studies including an outline of the theories on which they are based, procedures followed, key findings and possible conclusions.
This guide is full of teaching and learning ideas which cover the eight debates in the specification. It complements the Debates - student workbook resource, which can be found in the Teaching and Learning category.
Data is a new part of the AS and A Level specification. This guide is full of teaching and learning ideas to cover raw data, levels and types of data and descriptive statistics. It should be used with the student handbook in the teaching and learning section.
A guide to six environmental psychology research studies including an outline of the theories on which they are based, procedures followed, key findings and possible conclusions.
This guide provides an overview of ten of the core studies including their background, research methods, procedures, key findings and possible conclusions.
This guide provides an overview of the remaining ten core studies not covered in the Part 1 resource, including their background, research methods, procedures, key findings and possible conclusions.
This guide explains how flipped learning can be used to deliver component 1 and 2 in an innovative and engaging way and includes a wide variety of learner worksheets and resources links.
This guide supports the delivery of component 2, outlining how each of the 20 core studies link to the different areas and perspectives.
This component 2 resource offers guidance on the specification content in relation to the changing in our understanding of diversity, with a particular focus on the contemporary studies.
A guide to three mental health studies including an outline of the theories on which they are based, procedures followed, key findings and possible conclusions.
Focussing on his fascinating research into social dance, Dr Peter Lovatt ('Doctor Dance') provides an insight into the real life work of a researcher as well as into his background, career and views on some of the key debates in psychology.
This resource gives some examples of PALS that could be used to help students' understanding of the Component 2 exam requirements.
A guide to six sport and exercise psychology research studies including an outline of the theories on which they are based, procedures followed, key findings and possible conclusions.
A poster for use in classrooms or at open evenings.
Full of engaging tasks, this workbook will help students get to grips with the eight debates in the specification. It complements the Debates - Teacher guide resource.
Word versions of the learner resources also found in the Component 2 - core studies delivery guide.
Full of engaging tasks, this editable workbook will help students get to grips with data, a new part of the AS and A Level specification. It complements the Descriptive Statistics teacher guide.
This student workbook provides information and activities on normal distribution curves and positively and negatively distributed curves. There is also a range of activities to check understanding of inferential statistics.
This student guide covers the specification requirements for statistical tests. It includes the criteria for using parametric tests and five specific non-parametric tests. For non-parametric tests, worked examples and the required formulas are provided. How to use statistical tables and critical and observed values and type 1 and type 2 errors are also covered.
Full of probability-related activities, this workbook provides opportunities to calculate probabilities in standard form, decimal form and percentages. This resource also provides important information and useful activities on mathematical symbols.
Answers to activity 2 in the inferential statistics - Probability student workbook.
This folder contains separate teaching and learning resources, including a wealth of activities on each of the different research methods and techniques - Experiments, Observations, Self-Reports and Correlations.
This useful handbook will help students get to grips with all aspects of psychological report writing.
Supporting activities for Component 2 delivery guide - Sperry study Activity 5.1.
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Updated to match the new specification, this book offers thorough preparation for assessment through in-depth studies, practice questions and assessment support. Clearly laid out, classroom-friendly features encourage students to develop the necessary skills required for the linear assessment and university-level study.
Publication date: April 2015
This Resource Partner text ensures your students master the core studies and research methods for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities and practice questions develop the skills required.
Publication date: July 2015
Helps your students build their knowledge of the core studies and applied topics for OCR Psychology with a clear, organised approach; activities, practice questions and extension suggestions develop the skills required at A Level.
Publication date: October 2015
Written by leading psychology authors, Cara Flanagan, Philip Banyard and Caroline Farnsworth this book’s engaging visual style and tone will support you through every step of the course and help you thoroughly prepare for the assessment.
Publication date: August 2015