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GCE Psychology OCR Advanced GCE in Psychology: H568 Unit: G544

This Support Material booklet is designed to accompany the OCR Advanced GCE specification in Psychology for teaching from September 2008.


Contents 2

Introduction 3

Scheme of Work - Psychology : H568 : G544 5

Lesson Plans - Psychology : H568 : G544 27

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A new structure of assessment for A Level has been introduced, for first teaching from September 2008. Some of the changes include:

• The introduction of stretch and challenge (including the new A* grade at A2) – to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential

• The reduction or removal of coursework components for many qualifications – to lessen the volume of marking for teachers

• A reduction in the number of units for many qualifications – to lessen the amount of assessment for learners

• Amendments to the content of specifications – to ensure that content is up-to-date and relevant.

OCR has produced an overview document, which summarises the changes to Psychology. This can be found at, along with the new specification.

In order to help you plan effectively for the implementation of the new specification we have produced this Scheme of Work and Sample Lesson Plans for Psychology. These Support Materials are designed for guidance only and play a secondary role to the Specification.

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