Health and Clinical Psychology

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A2 Psychology: G543 Options Paper Exam Technique and Tips General Exam Information You will be assessed for this unit in a 1.5 hour examination. You will need to answer four questions; two questions from the topic of Forensic Psychology and two questions from the topic of Health and Clinical Psychology. This means you will have about 20 minutes of writing time per question, plus a little bit of thinking time. This is not a long time to maximise your marks, so there are some simple exam techniques to follow below. Each question will be worth 25 marks and be divided into two parts; part (a) and part (b). Part (a) asks you to demonstrate descriptive skills and is worth 10 marks, whilst part (b) asks you to display evaluative skills…show more content…
The answer is competently structured and organised. Answer is mostly grammatically correct with occasional spelling errors. b) Discuss the problems of conducting research into courtroom behaviour. [15] Candidates would be expected to know that live courtroom research is illegal and therefore, mock or shadow juries have to be used. These lead to problems as does a straightforward laboratory study. Problems could be ethics, sampling, validity, reliability, demand characteristics, etc. 0 marks – No or irrelevant answer. 1-3 marks – Few evaluative points. Range of points is sparse. No evidence of argument. Points are not organised, and are of peripheral relevance to the context of the question. Sparse or no use of supporting examples. Limited or no valid conclusions that effectively summarise issues and arguments. 4-7 marks – Argument and organisation is limited, and some points are related to the context of the question. Limited evaluative points. Valid conclusions that effectively summarise issues and arguments is evident and demonstrates some understanding 8-11 marks – Some evaluative points covering a range of issues. The argument is well organised, but may lack balance or development, and is related to the context of the question. Good use of examples. Valid conclusions that effectively summarise issues and arguments is competent and understanding is good. 12-15 marks – Many evaluative points covering a range of issues. The
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