AQA GCSE Psychology

New edition of teachers' and students' favourite GCSE Psychology resource

Author Mike Stanley, Author Karen Boswell, Author Sarah Harris, Author Nicky Hayes, Author Fran Knight, and Author Tracy Mendis

Suitable for:  Teachers and students (normally aged 14-16) following the 2017 9-1 GCSE AQA Psychology specification

Price:  £26.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-841363-9
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Paperback: 208 pages
Dimensions: 265x195mm

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Written by respected authors with examining experience, this new edition of the UK's bestselling AQA GCSE Psychology Student Book has been completely updated for the 2017 9-1 specification. With essential information for all key studies and a strong focus on exam skills, this book is packed with activities, practical ideas and revision summaries.


  • Comprehensive and reassuring support for students and teachers, completely tailored to the new 9-1 GCSE specification
  • Insight, expertise and rigour from the best authors and a team you can trust
  • Focused exam skills activities to build application, knowledge and evaluation skills, boost students' confidence and ensure exam success
  • Exam tips, modelled answers and additional guidance to improve exam performance, plus plenty of differentiated and ramped exam practice questions
  • All named key studies summarised with clear evaluation and application of each
  • Clear, attractive contemporary design with relevant, up-to-date examples to engage students and to show how the subject relates to real life
  • Plenty of differentiated and ramped exam practice questions
  • Packed full of practical activities and ideas for teachers to pick up and use in the classroom
  • End of chapter summaries to aid revision
  • 'Going further' activities challenge students and help them to gain a wider understanding of the course material

This page was last updated on 02 July 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • With all the uncertainly that the new GCSE specifications are bringing this book will be a very useful tool in any GCSE Psychology teacher's toolkit. It directly follows the new AQA specification in a logical and well thought-out format. The clear layout and format will be a hit with both students and teachers alike. It really is a dual purpose textbook, a starting point for teachers preparing materials for their lessons and a student resource book too. The layout is very student friendly and the activities and suggestions for further reading will really consolidate a student's knowledge and ensure they are well prepared for the examination. It is written with students in mind and the language and layout are very student friendly... I would definitely highly recommend this textbook to both teachers and students. - Deborah Gajic, Head of Psychology, The Polesworth School
  • This book is extremely useful to students taking the new AQA specification. The layout and presentation of the book is stunning: each chapter is explicitly linked to the specification in the form of logical learning objectives. The book summarises the content in a user-friendly manner for students while providing an interesting range of discussion points and depth of content for high achieving students. This book provides a series of 'building skills' activities designed to help the students apply their knowledge while carrying out a range of interesting and related practical experiments. This book has everything I would need as a teacher. It provides ideas/inspiration for teaching by providing a range of 'getting started' activities and 'building skills' activities that will save hours of planning time and allow teachers to embed an interesting range of practical activities into their lessons. - Joseph Sparks, Psychology Subject Lead, tutor2u
  • Excellent! Very student friendly with a clear and well organised structure. I particularly like the small details present like the change of background and format for the key research studies. I will be recommending it to colleagues who are teaching the new AQA GCSE specification. - Nick Eliasson, Year 10-11 Leader Humanities, Denbigh School
  • I feel that this textbook will be very beneficial to my students taking the new spec. A concise textbook which outlines the key topics, terms and studies in a user-friendly format. The activities address all the AO skills and are clear enough for pupils to access independently and the model answers and exam tips embed the high expectations further. - Helen Pipe, Acting Curriculum Leader Psychology, Hartshill School
  • This textbook provides an excellent balance of information, application and evaluation that will allow students and teachers to access the course content, while still accessing those top grades. I would definitely recommend this textbook to anyone studying psychology and in my opinion it is a must have to achieve the highest possible grades. - Francesca Williams, Subject Leader of Psychology, Roding Valley High School
  • This book is an extremely useful tool to use when delivering the AQA specification. The format is clear and corresponds well to the AQA specification. The book is useful to both students and teachers alike. The activities are effective for teachers to help plan lessons and also provide an opportunity to assess learning. There are a number of opportunities to practice exam-based questions both within and at the end of chapters, with answers available on the website. - Sonali Lariko, Head of Psychology and Health and Social Care, Chauncy School
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