For many students the answer to this question is that students do find it hard to foster evaluation and application skills within the AS level Psychology syllabus. This appears to be true across all levels of ability.
Which is why we have published a downloadable resource which teaches different ideas of how to explore specific key topic areas.
Through these activities the resource promotes independent learning and encourages application skills. At the same time the resource helps students further develop their evaluation skills while helping them to gauge their progress using the success criteria linked to past examiner comments and skills needed at each level.
Six separate areas of covered within this resource: memory, attachments, research methods, stress, individual differences, and social influence. The resource concludes with a set of wide-ranging revision activities.
By way of example, the memory section of the resource starts with a list of key authorities within the field so that students can gain a historical perspective. Second there is a review of models of memory and a link to the exam requirements in this area – plus a task to be completed.
We then move on to improving memory and finally there is a balloon debate activity which covers authoritative researchers in the field of cognitive psychology.
25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology is only available as a download – not as a printed book.
There are sample pages at http://www.pdf.firstandbest.co.uk/authordownloadsamples/T1817samples.pdf
25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology is published as a download so that you can receive immediately a copy onto your computer which you can print out for colleagues as often as you want. You can also put it on your school learning platform so all staff can access the document – and indeed you can make it part of the induction documentation for new members of staff.
You can obtain 25 Activities for AQA (A) AS Psychology by going to http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=787
The price is £10 plus VAT (the VAT can be reclaimed in most cases by the school).
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