This advanced new course, led by popular speaker and examiner Jean-Marc, will explore important teaching points for AQA A level Psychology Paper 1 and how to incorporate knowledge and understanding into the creation of effective exam responses. There will be guidance on teaching and consolidation activities, including detailed ideas for mini-research practicals and advice will be given on the different types of exam questions relating to Paper 1 topics, with an opportunity to take part in a marking workshop.


  • Acquisition of learning and consolidation activities for Paper 1 topics
  • Develop an understanding of key evaluation and analytical points in Paper 1
  • Explore methods to incorporate issues, debates and approaches into the teaching of Paper 1 topics
  • Undertake an inspection of classic and contemporary research studies and how to incorporate them into the teaching of paper one topics
  • An inspection of different types of exam questions for Paper 1 topics, with feedback
  • Participation in a marking workshop of paper one questions and answers with feedback
  • Teachers of AQA A-level Psychology
  • Heads of Psychology
  • Heads of Social Science
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.15am
Teaching AQA Psychology Paper 1 topics

  • Feedback from Paper 1 examination in 2019
  • Essential teaching points/content for Paper 1 topics
  • Utilising psychological terminology in Paper 1 topics

11.15 – 11.30am
Coffee break and informal discussion

11.30 – 12.30pm
Embedding of knowledge and understanding in Paper 1 topics

  • Classic and contemporary research studies for Paper 1 topics
  • Consolidation activities to reinforce knowledge and understanding of Paper 1 topics
  • Elaborated evaluation and analysis of Paper 1 topics
  • Issues & debates associated with Paper 1 topics

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Research methods and the Paper 1 content

  • Mini-practicals for Paper 1 topics: social influence, memory, attachment, psychopathology

2.30 – 2.45pm
Afternoon tea and informal discussion

2.45pm – 3.45pm
Assessment of Paper 1 topics

  • Exam type questions and question types with feedback for Paper 1 topics
  • Teaching techniques for the 4, 6 and 16 mark questions
  • Marking workshop for Paper 1 topics

3.45 pm
Plenary and depart

Jean-Marc Lawton

Jean-Marc Lawton is an experienced Senior A Level examiner and has over 20 years experience of teaching A Level psychology. He has also worked as a Head of Psychology in a large Sixth Form College in south west England. He is a prolific author of text books and revision guides for A Level Psychology and makes regular contributions to Psychology Review.