Face-to-face CPD

Essential AQA A-Level Psychology

A comprehensive and resource-packed guide to the structure of the AQA A-Level Psychology specification, how students are assessed and help with planning and delivering the course content.


Face-to-face CPD
1 day (10am to 3.15pm)
£294.00 inc VAT

All non-specialist, early career or inexperienced teachers delivering the AQA A-Level Psychology specification.

About the course

This course explores the structure of the AQA A-Level Psychology specification, marking to standards, content planning and interleaving, and much more.

The course is designed to build your confidence and knowledge, and support your delivery and assessment of AQA A-Level Psychology.

What we'll cover

  • Explore the specification and use exam performance data to choose optional topics. In this session, we take a look at proposed delivery schedules, interleaving opportunities, course intent and implementation. We also review common misconceptions about the course, and misconceptions students have throughout the course. Explore the tricky areas and find out what to do about them!

  • Nail the assessment criteria and how to support students in decoding exam question, writing effective responses, and improve their grade. In this session, we take a look at each exam paper and the variety of exam questions, and skills your students will need. We explore a range of teaching, learning and assessment resources and activities that will make assessment effective and have positive impact.

  • In this session, we explore exam style questions and responses and practice applying mark schemes. This will improve your confidence in marking to criteria and will demonstrate what 'effective' and 'good' answers look like.

  • We explore a variety of teaching, learning and assessment activities that you can use to build student skills, knowledge, and understanding.

The tutor2u approach to CPD

  • A full day of CPD designed and delivered by experienced subject specialists

  • Practical, ready-to-use resources that you can put to use and share with colleagues as soon as you return to the classroom

  • A chance to have your questions answered, and teaching problems solved

  • An invaluable opportunity to share ideas and experiences with colleagues from other centres and to build a network of contacts

  • Refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch

Your hosts

  • Anna Stapleton

    Anna Stapleton is an experienced psychology teacher and examiner. She has experience of AQA, OCR and IB Psychology.

  • Laura Hastie

    Laura is an experienced Psychology teacher, examiner, author and presenter.

About Essential

Designed to support all non-specialist, early career or inexperienced teachers delivering specific qualifications.

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