This course will involve an exploration of techniques for the teaching of AQA A-level Psychology Paper 2, with feedback from previous exams. There will be an opportunity to explore important teaching points and their delivery, constructive advice 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 two topics, with an opportunity to take part in a marking workshop.  Led by highly respected speaker and examiner Jean-Marc, you will leave with the latest ideas and approaches to boost student performance on Paper 2.


  • Gain a deeper understanding of the requirements for teaching Paper 2 topics
  • Acquisition of learning and consolidation activities forPaper 2 topics
  • Develop an understanding of key evaluation and analytical points inPaper 2 topics
  • Learn how to incorporate issues, debates and approaches into the teaching of Paper 2 topics
  • An inspection of classic and contemporary research studies in Paper 2 topics and how to incorporate them into the teaching of Paper 2 topics
  • The inclusion of relevant mini-practicals into the teaching ofPaper 2 topics
  • An inspection of different types of exam questions forPaper 2 topics, with feedback
  • Participation in a marking workshop of Paper 2 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 Paper 2 topics

  • Feedback from the 2019 AQA Paper 2 examination: key features, areas of strength and weakness and what we have learnt
  • Essential teaching points for Paper 2 topics: approaches for the most significant topics
  • Developing student understanding in Year 2 and building on Year 1 work
  • Utilising psychological terminology in Paper 2 topics

11.15 – 11.30am
Coffee break and informal discussion

11.30 – 12.30pm
Embedding student knowledge and understanding of Paper 2 topics

  • Teaching ideas for the classic studies for Paper 2 topics
  • Utilising the latest contemporary research for high marks on Paper 2
  • Reinforcing knowledge and understanding of complex Paper 2 topics
  • Developing student evaluation and analysis of Paper 2 topics to reach the higher mark levels
  • Issues & debates in Paper 2 topics: teaching approaches to make better Psychologists

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion

1.30 – 2.30pm
Designing mini-practicals for Paper 2 topics

  • Mini-practicals for Paper 2 topics: bio-psychology & approaches
  • Helping students to recognise the relevant practical skills and knowledge for the exams
  • Teaching ideas to instil research methods as a topic and a base for learning

2.30  – 2.45pm
Afternoon tea and informal discussion

2.45 – 3.45pm
Exam assessment of Paper 2 topics

  • The different questions and question types for Paper 2: examiner feedback on what students need to do for each
  • Teaching the exam skills alongside the content – quick examiner tips
  • Paper 2 marking workshop, with example answers and commentaries

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.