Lessons learnt from the AQA A-level Psychology 2022 exams

Psychology 16-18 Teacher Training

Rosie Hussain

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Why attend?

This one-day workshop is suitable for both new and experienced AQA A-level Psychology teachers, and ideal for those looking to further develop their classroom skills and expand their range and understanding of teaching methodologies in response to the summer examinations.  

Experienced A- level Psychology teacher and Head of Department Rosie Hussain will explore the lessons learnt from recent AQA A-level Psychology examinations, reflecting on examiners’ feedback and strategies to boost attainment for all students. 

  • Receive focused insights into the different forms of exam questions and their requirements and what examiners are looking for 
  • Renew your confidence in your ability to reach all ability ranges, and find out more about what teachers should aim to achieve with more able students 
  • Share good practice and take away defined strategies and a range of innovative teaching ideas to support your students and colleagues 

Attend this workshop and receive a free copy of Essential Studies for A-Level Psychology, written by Helen J. Kitching 

Booking reference: PSY121022
Hodder code: 1401121022


10.00am Registration and refreshments
10.05am The educational landscape and current challenges faced  
  • Intervention strategies to close the disadvantage gap 
  • Remote learning – the socially distanced classroom 
  • Reducing cognitive overload 
10.30am Review of the 2022 exams: Identifying key areas for improvement 
  • Command words and subject-specific terminology 
  • Embedding research methods and retrieval practice 
11.00am Morning break
11.15am Lessons learnt: Feedback for AQA A-level Papers 1 and 2 
  • What are the examiners looking for? 
  • Data analysis – self-reflection and action planning  
  • Tackling the tricky questions 
12.45pm Lunch
1.45pm Lessons learnt: Feedback for AQA A-level Paper 3 
  • What are the examiners looking for? 
  • Data analysis – self-reflection and action planning  
  • Tackling the tricky questions 
2.15pm Developing A02 application skills 
  • What is the difference between levels of A02 responses? 
  • Embedding research methods 
  • Developing synoptic skills 
2.30pm Tackling tricky Research Methods questions  
  • Research Methods – application of subject specific terminology 
  • Embedding Research mMethods into Schemes of Work  
  • Exploring recent psychological research and findings 


Developing A03 evaluation and analysis skills 
  • Common student problems students face with evaluation 
  • Embedding debates in Psychology 
  • Developing synoptic skills 
3.30pm Exploring the challenges and solutions for A/A* Psychology students 
  • Differentiation for students in mixed ability Psychology classes 
  • Sustaining engagement and motivation  
  • Balancing exam technique and specification requirements  
3.45pm Review and reflect
3.50pm Workshop ends


Rosie Hussain - Presenter
Rosie Hussain - Presenter
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etc. venues, Marble Arch (provisional venue)
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA
Please note: this event is not confirmed to run yet but to help you plan your potential journey to London, we wanted to provide you with the provisional venue..

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