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OCR Psychology for A Level Year 1 & AS (Fourth Edition)

Author(s): Cara Flanagan, Phil Banyard, Caroline Farnsworth

awarding body: OCR

level: A Level Year 1 & AS

isbn: 978-1-908682-76-5

subject: Psychology

Pages: 256 pp



OCR Psychology for A Level Year 1 and AS (Fourth Edition) has been completely updated to match the new specifications and provide you and your students with just the right amount of detail to ensure you teach the right amount.  



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- Endorsed by OCR, the book offers high quality support you can trust

- Designed to motivate students of all ability levels with a stunning, brand new visual style your students will love

- Combined revision guide and student book approach - each core study presented on one spread in a 'nutshell' version followed by a detailed version very close to the original

- 'Nutshell' feature used in research methods chapter to simplify the learning process

- Plenty of practical ideas and activities provided, especially for the research methods requirement which is a half of the AS course

- Emphasis throughout on the demands of the exam, with features for each area on the key theme and a comparison of core studies

- Special focus on practical application (1/3rd of the Unit 2 exam)

- Each chapter ends with several spreads on exam preparation with student answers and comments from an examiner

- A stand-alone chapter on areas, perspectives and debates closely follows the specification requirements for applications, strengths and weaknesses and comparisons





Welcome to Psychology
The AS exam
Core studies and checklists
Introduction to Psychological Investigations
Core studies:
- Social
- Cognitive
- Developmental
- Biological
- Individual differences
Areas, perspectives and debates
Index with glossary







About the authors:

Cara Flanagan is a well-known and respected authors for A Level Psychology. An expert teacher with examining experience and a well-known conference presenter, Cara is renowned for creating resources that students love to use.

Phil Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.  He wrote the original OCR specification and was Chief Examiner for 14 years.  Phil has been involved in GCSE and A Level Psychology education for many years.

Caroline Farnsworth is an experienced senior examiner for a major awarding body.  She has been teaching for over 20 years in a wide variety of schools and examines for several awarding bodies.  Caroline is currently Head of Psychology at Holy Trinity School, Kidderminster.  She is passionate about encouraging her students to love psychology and for them to achieve the best results of which they are capable.