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OCR A Level Psychology AS and Year 1

Updated to precisely match the new OCR Psychology specifications

Author Matt Jarvis, Author Julia Russell, Author Lizzie Gauntlett, and Author Fiona Lintern

Suitable for:  Students taking OCR Psychology at AS or A Level, in schools and post-16 colleges.

Price:  £29.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-833275-6
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Paperback: 328 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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OCR A Level Psychology: AS and Year 1 Second Edition has been updated to match the new OCR specification. The book offers thorough preparation for exams, with knowledge covered in the right depth and dedicated exam support, including practice questions and examiner commentaries. A Student Book for Year 2 of the A Level is also available.


  • Content aligned to the current OCR Psychology specification. This book has been endorsed by OCR
  • Written by an expert team of experienced psychology authors, teachers and examiners
  • A range of features, such as In brief summaries and weblinks, within a highly readable page design bring learning to life
  • The section on Research methods includes links to the case studies, to embed learning
  • A clear focus on exam support with practice questions, sample answers and examiner commentaries
  • New sections comparing paired studies, to help students get to grips with this new aspect of the updated specifications
  • Additional opportunities to develop maths skills, to meet the new maths requirements
  • Stretch and challenge activities to help students aiming for the highest grades
  • A dedicated concluding chapter provides information and guidance if you are thinking of taking the subject at undergraduate level

This page was last updated on 07 May 2021 at 19:30 GMT


  • The extensive experience of this team of authors tells me that this book will be an excellent resource to students throughout the year and in the preparation for exams. The page design and clear consistent use of colour for chapters, key points, activities and tables makes it very easy for students to follow. The book is well written with links to key themes and sections comparing classic and contemporary research, providing an accessible text for learners of all abilities. Very very good! - Jock McGinty, ATP Today magazine
  • This book is very thorough and is focused on the exam. The core studies chapters have a very good structure, with well detailed and clearly laid out evaluation points. My students will enjoy using this book since it makes effective use of colour and the authors use a good variety of media to complement the text. They will not be as intimidated by the mathematical procedures in the research methods section since the book uses reader friendly language. I particularly like the assortment of activities provided by the authors as they suit my student led approach to teaching. Indeed, this book is a welcome addition to my bookshelf. - Adjoa Nimo, Psychology Lecturer, Stanmore College
  • [The book] looks really good and interactive. I like the candidate answer part particularly so students can see where others can go wrong. [The book] looks like it is one that I would actually use, really lovely graphics and it looks easy to access for lower ability students as well as pushing the higher ones. Very very good! - Amanda Clark, Lecturer in Psychology, Andover College
  • I liked the layout, it was modern, looked like content was actually linked to what the students need to think about. Exam focus was nice also. - Kevin Seymour, Course Team Leader for Psychology, Cirencester College
  • I like the layout of the studies and comparisons in the Social chapter, it's very accessible… it matches what students appear to need to know for the exam. - Ellie Jenkins, Head of Psychology, Comberton Village College
  • I thought this was a great product and it was very helpful when studying for exams. It shows a clear breakdown of the different sections of the topics that you study in the year and both compares the studies and evaluates them in a way that is easy to understand - Amazon review
  • Very clear and accessible. - Jill Hopkinson, Teacher of Psychology and Sociology, Vale Academy
  • Essential. Huge help during my course, example answers, practice questions and summaries on the evaluation - 5-star Amazon review
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