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Catch Up 2021 AQA A-Level Psychology - Biopsychology

This self-paced online course guides AQA A-Level Psychology students through the entire Biopsychology topic.

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  • 50-60 hours learning time
  • 141 videos, resources and activities

About this course

AQA A-Level Psychology Catch-Up 2021 is a series of online study programmes designed to support students taking AQA A-Level Psychology in summer 2021.

This Catch-Up course provides students with an opportunity to study the Biopsychology topic in full. The course comprises a series of sequenced, guided videos designed and recorded by experienced AQA A-Level Psychology teachers and examiners, supported by interactive revision activities and resource downloads.

Whilst the course is designed to be completed in sequence, it is also ideal as a support resource for “flipped” or “blended” learning throughout the 2020/21 school year and will also be invaluable when students come to revise Biopsychology for mocks and the real exams.

Who it's for

All students preparing to take AQA A-Level Psychology exams in Summer 2021.

Course series

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • The Central Nervous System
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • Developing Your Exam Skills
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Divisions of the Nervous System - MCQ Activity
  • Divisions of the Nervous System - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Divisions of the Nervous System - Connection Wall Activity
  • Introduction
  • Structure and Function of Neurons
  • Types of Neuron
  • Structure and Function of Sensory and Relay Neurons
  • The Differences Between the Types of Neuron
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Structure and Function of Neurons - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Structure and Functions of Neurons - Think of Term Activity
  • Structure of a Motor Neuron - Match Up Activity
  • Introduction
  • Synaptic Transmission Process
  • Excitation and Inhibition
  • Developing Your Exam Skills
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • The Process of Synaptic Transmission - Impossible 5 Activity
  • The Process of Synaptic Transmission - Match Up Activity
  • The Process of Synaptic Transmission - Connection Wall Activity
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the Endocrine System
  • Glands in the Endocrine System
  • Effects of Hormones Released by Glands in the Endocrine System
  • Consolidating Learning on the Endocrine System
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • The Endocrine System - Concentration Game Activity
  • The Endocrine System - Categorise Activity
  • Introduction
  • Fight or Flight Response
  • Application of Fight or Flight
  • Evaluating the Fight or Flight Response
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • The Fight or Flight Response - Connection Wall Activity
  • The Fight or Flight Response - Impossible 5 Activity
  • The Fight or Flight Response - Concentration Game Activity
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Localisation and the Areas of the Brain
  • Broca’s and Wernicke’s Areas of the Brain
  • Evaluating Localisation of Function
  • Consolidation of Learning on Localisation of Function
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Area or Lobe of Brain - Categorise Activity
  • Functions of the Brain - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Functions of the Brain - Match Up Activity
  • Localisation of Function - Think of Term Activity
  • Introduction
  • Hemispheric Lateralisation of the Brain
  • Split Brain Research
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Developing Your Skills
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Hemispheric Lateralisation: Split Brain Research - Match Up Activity
  • Hemispheric Lateralisation and Split Brain Research - Impossible 5 Activity
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Plasticity and Functional Recovery
  • Recap on Plasticity and Functional Recovery
  • Evaluation of Plasticity and Functional Recovery
  • Consolidation of Learning on Plasticity and Functional Recovery
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Plasticity and Funcational Recovery - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Maguire’s Research on Plasticity and Functional Recovery - True or False Activity
  • Plasticity and Functional Recovery - Think of Term Activity
  • Introduction
  • Ways of Studying the Brain
  • ERP and FMRI Scans
  • Building Evaluation
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Methods of Studying the Brain - Impossible 5 Activity
  • Methods of Studying the Brain - Connection Wall Activity
  • Methods of Studying the Brain - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Circadian Rhythms Introduction
  • Introduction to Biological Rhythms
  • Circadian Rhythm of the Sleep Wake Cycle and of Body Temperature
  • Research into the Sleep Wake Cycle
  • Evaluation of Circadian Rhythms
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Circadian Rhythms - Think of Term Activity
  • Circadian Rhythms - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Circadian Rhythms​ - True or False Activity
  • Introduction
  • Infradian Rhythms
  • Using Research
  • Evaluating Infradian Rhythms
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Infradian Rhythms - Match Up Activity
  • Infradian Rhythms - Impossible 5 Activity
  • Introduction
  • Detail of the Stages of Sleep
  • Research Into Ultradian Rhythms
  • Evaluation of Ultradian Rhythms
  • Assessment Practice
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Ultradian Rhythms - Think of Term Activity
  • Ultradian Rhythms - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Stages of Sleep - Match Up Activity
  • Introduction
  • Exogneous Zeitgebers
  • Endogenous Pacemakers
  • The Research
  • Assessing Your Knowledge
  • Exam Gold
  • Exogenous Zeitgebers and Endogenous Pacemakers - Clear the Deck Activity
  • Exogenous Zeitgebers and Endogenous Pacemakers - Categorise Activity
  • Exogenous Zeitgebers and Endogenous Pacemakers - Connection Wall Activity
  • Introduction
  • Specialist Terminology
  • Knowledge of the Specification Pt 1
  • Knowledge of the Specification Pt 2
  • Knowledge of the Specification Pt 3
  • Exam Gold: Exam advice
  • Introduction
  • MCQs in Biopsychology
  • Difference Type Questions
  • Application Questions
  • Answering 16 Mark Questions and the Examiner Report Summary

Hosts

  • Anna Stapleton

    Anna Stapleton is Subject Leader for Psychology at tutor2u. Anna is an experienced psychology teacher and examiner. She has experience of AQA, OCR and IB Psychology.

  • Laura Hastie

    Laura is an experienced Psychology and Sociology lecturer and examiner. After 16 years, Laura is still passionate about trying new strategies and reflecting on how to improve. She has worked as an advanced TLA coach and is currently Deputy Head of a Sixth Form.

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