Classroom Resources

Please find below the links to the relevant material for each of the papers in the A Level. (taken from the AQA Specification – last updated 2017)

Paper 1: Introductory topics in psychology

  • What’s assessed? Compulsory content of Social Influence, Memory, Attachment and Psychopathology.
  • How is it assessed? Written exam: 2 hours • 96 marks in total • 33.3% of A-level
  • What type of questions? Section A-D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing maximum 16 marks, each section totaling 24 marks

Paper 2: Psychology in context

Section A: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks • Section B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 24 marks • Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing, 48 marks 1: Introductory topics in psychology

  • What’s assessed? Compulsory content of Approaches, Biopsychology and Research Methods.
  • How is it assessed? Written exam: 2 hours • 96 marks in total • 33.3% of A-level
  • What type of questions? Section A&B: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing maximum 16 marks, each section totaling 24 marks. Section C: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing maximum 16 marks, section totaling 48 marks

Paper 3: Issues and options in psychology

  • What’s assessed? Compulsory content of Issues and Debates plus Optional Content (our centre has chosen Relationships, Schizophrenia and Aggression)
  • How is it assessed? Written exam: 2 hours • 96 marks in total • 33.3% of A-level
  • What type of questions? Section A-D: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing maximum 16 marks, each section totaling 24 marks.

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