This revision guide for A-Level Psychology is suitable for the AQA exam board. Tricky topics are broken down and explained in straightforward terms with plenty of examples. The book also includes practice exam questions for every topic and an in-depth exam advice section.
This thoroughly updated edition of the bestselling Psychology for A2 Level has been written specifically for the new AQA-A Psychology A2-level specification for teaching from September 2009. It is the ideal follow-up to AS Level Psychology, 4th edition by the same author, but also to any AS-level textbook. This full-colour book, which builds on the ideas and insights explored at AS Level to promote a deeper understanding of psychology, is written in an engaging and accessible style by a highly experienced author. It incorporates contributions, advice and feedback from a host of A-Level teachers and psychologists including Philip Banyard, Evie Bentley, Clare Charles, Diana Dwyer, Mark Griffiths and Craig Roberts. At this level, students select options from a range of specified topics and this book includes chapters on all of the compulsory and optional topics that are on the new A2 syllabus in sufficient depth for the requirements of the course. It has a new focus on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. Presented in a clear, reader-friendly layout, the book is packed with advice on exam technique, hints and tips to give students the best chance possible of achieving the highest grade. The book is supported by our comprehensive package of online student and teacher resources, A2 Psychology Online. Student resources feature a wealth of multimedia materials to bring the subject to life, including our new A2 revision guide and A2 Workbook, multiple choice quizzes, revision question tips, interactive exercises and podcasts by key figures in psychology. Teacher resources include a teaching plan, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities.
The 'Revise AS' study guides are written by examiners and contain in-depth course coverage of the key information plus hints, tips and guidance. End of unit sample questions and model answers provide essential practice to improve students exam technique.
Now in full colour, this thoroughly revised and updated 3rd edition of Psychology for AS Level takes into account all the latest changes to the AQA-A syllabus since the last edition was published. It remains closely mapped to the specification making it ideal for students taking the AS Level Psychology exam. New to this edition is a strong emphasis on exam technique, giving students the best chance possible of the highest grades. A whole chapter is devoted to how to study and how to pass, with an 'Examiner's Viewpoint' written by the Chief Examiner at AQA-A. Throughout the book are hints and tips on picking up marks, and there are constant page references to the summarised content in our companion AS revision guide. Further examination support is provided by our accompanying student website, AS Online, available on a subscription basis to all schools and sixth form colleges that adopt the text. This includes a Student Workbook, interactive exercises, sample essays, interactive multiple-choice questions, a complete Exam Companion and much more. We also provide teacher resources free of charge to qualifying adopters which include a week-by-week teaching plan, sample essays, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities. Please see http://www.a-levelpsychology.co.uk/online for further details of these resources and a demo chapter of AS Online. The book includes coverage of six key areas in psychology: human memory, attachments in development, stress, abnormality, social influence and research methods. It retains the thorough content, volume of features and excellent writing style of previous editions but the layout is now fully structured to improve accessibility. Unlike other A-Level textbooks which focus solely on passing the exam, ‘Psychology for AS Level’ is also designed to foster an interest in the study of psychology as a subject. To this end, the book includes an additional general chapter to introduce the theories and explanations that make psychology a fascinating discipline.
Revise AS & A2 Biology gives complete study support throughout the two A Level years. This Study Guide matches the curriculum content and provides in-depth course coverage plus invaluable advice on how to get the best results in the exams.
Revise AS & A2 Chemistry gives complete study support throughout the two A Level years. This Study Guide matches the curriculum content and provides in-depth course coverage plus invaluable advice on how to get the best results in the exams.
The Complete Companions for AQA 'A' are written by authors Mike Cardwell and Cara Flanagan. Each component in this series is designed to be used independently and also to interlock with each other to provide full support for students. The A2 Mini Companion provides students with the essential facts they need to do well in the A2 AQA 'A' exams. This portable little book concisely provides the underpinning knowledge students need as they revise for their exams and acts as a lesson-by-lesson summary as students work through the course. Although designed to be used independently this book also interlocks seamlessly with each A2 title in the Complete Companions for AQA 'A' series to provide staged support for students - knowledge and study support, revision and exam practice.
Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: PE First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with AQA PE for A Level Book 1. This reliable and accessible textbook will offer your students comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course. This Student's Book has been selected for AQA's official approval process. - Key questions to direct thinking and help students focus on the key points - Diagrams to aid understanding - Summaries to aid revision and help students access the main points - Extension questions, stimulus material and suggestions for further reading to stretch, challenge and encourage independent thinking and a deeper understanding - Definition of key terms - again to aid and consolidate understanding of technical vocabulary and concepts - Activities to build conceptual understanding and sound knowledge and understanding, analysis, evaluation and application skills Contents: Section 1 Applied Anatomy and Physiology 1.1 The cardiovascular system (Sue Young) 1.2 The respiratory system (Sue Young) 1.3 The neuromuscular system (Sue Young) 1.4 The musco-skeletal system and analysis of movement in physical activities (Sue Young) Section 2 Skill acquisition 2.1 Skill acquisition (Carl Atherton) 2.2 Principles and theories of learning and performance (Carl Atherton) Section 3 Sport and society 3.1 Emergence of globalization of sport in the 21st century (Symond Burrows) 3.2 The impact of sport on society and of society on sport (Symond Burrows) Section 4 Exercise physiology 4.1 Diet and nutrition and their effect on physical activity and performance (Sue Young) 4.2 Preparation and training methods in relation to maintaining physical activity and performance (Sue Young) Section 5 Biomechanical movement 5.1 Biomechancial principles and levers (Sue Young) Section 6 Sport psychology 6.1 Physiological influences on the individual (Carl Atherton) 6.2Further psychological effects on the individual (Carl Atherton) 6.3 Psychological influences on the team (Carl Atherton) Section 7 The role of technology in physical activity and sport 7.1 The role of technology in physical activity and sport (Symond Burrows) Section 8 Assessment 8.1 Tackling the AS exam (Ross Howitt) 8.2 Tackling the non-examined assessment (Ross Howitt)
This thoroughly updated, full colour fourth edition of AS Level Psychology has been completely revised to match the requirements of the new AQA-A specification. It has a new focus on the nature and scope of psychology as a science with an emphasis on how science works, and guidance on how to engage students in practical scientific research activities. The book includes coverage of six key areas in psychology: human memory, early social development, research methods, stress, social influence and abnormality. It retains the thorough content, volume of features and excellent writing style of previous editions with a fully structured layout to improve accessibility. Chapters focus on the application of knowledge and understanding of the text to help students develop skills of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking. This edition is packed with advice on exam technique, giving students the best chance possible of the highest grades. A whole chapter is devoted to 'preparing for the AS Exam' with guidance on how to study and how to pass. Hints and tips on picking up marks are frequent throughout the text as well as constant page references to the summarised content in our companion AS revision guide. However, unlike other A Level textbooks which focus solely on passing the exam, AS Level Psychology, fourth edition is also designed to foster an interest in the study of psychology as a subject. To this end, the book includes an additional general chapter to introduce the theories and explanations that make psychology a fascinating discipline. AS Level Psychology, fourth edition is supported by our extensive web-based multi-media package, AS Psychology Online. Student resources (available on a subscription basis to all schools and sixth form colleges that adopt the text) have been updated to include even more animations and interactive exercises, as well as relevant podcasts with key figures in Psychology. We also provide teacher resources free of charge to qualifying adopters which include a week-by-week teaching plan, sample essays, chapter-by-chapter lecture presentations, and classroom exercises and activities.