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AQA Psychology A A2 Revision Guide Paperback – 17 May 2011
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Generally, the book is well organised and can be helpful for outlining and at the end of each section gives a page of IDAs that apply to that topic, so it certainly has its uses, however is missing things and lacks depth.
The book is well organised so can give you a structure of revision.
The book is clear and provides headings over everything and is easy to read.
The book is to the point and omits any waffling so is easy to read through for revision purposes.
The book has some good AO1 and AO2 points which is sometimes best put simply as this book does (especially as in a question you only have to give 8 marks worth of AO1!) and it is always good to get information from different places and choose which you like.
The way psychology is taught, it may conflict with your class notes or what you've learnt in that it may provide different research studies, etc.
The book actually misses out some material which can come up in the exam. An example that applied to me was that in the 'Eating Behaviour' section, it says nothing at all on Explanations For Why Diets Succeed (which may come up as a full 8+16 mark question) - only information on Why Diets Fail, which I think is a big issue as some student may be more reliant on the book... which bring me to my next point...
This book is not a text book... Note well: "Revision Guide" should be taken quite literally!
Be warned.. although it is often good to get a range of information and choose which you like to use...Read more ›
Apart from it's very general nature and lack of detail,there are some
features not made very clear by Nelson Thornes. I bought the book
to use for revising exam-style questions with the promise of sample
answers. The first thing to note is that many of the sample questions
in Sections 10,11, and 12 are not provided with sample answers on the basis that the sample questions are "open and involved".......although AQA itself has sample
answers and comments for some these of questions!!!
The second issue concerns the nature of the sample questions. You
might believe that when a series of sample questions in this book
are followed by 'AQA 2007' this refers to a past paper........this
is not necessarily the case and as Nelson Thornes puts it, it is merely
accredited to AQA in 2007 and is not a past paper!
Personally, I would give it a miss and use the Oxford University Press
Psychology A2 Exam Companion (3rd Edition) which can be purchased here on Amazon. A little "busy" in format but more detailed and it " does what it says on the tin."
As my teachers always said to me........."Could do much better" (Than
to buy this Nelson Thornes book.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It has most of the relevant information but the layout it quite busy and it's hard to pick out what you need.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
The cover of the book is different than on the picture. I already the one you have sent me. Waist of moneyPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good to start revision off , but has no way near enough detail to get anything above a CPublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by becky