Watch an update from Cara Flanagan - Spring 2012
Written by an expert author and editor team led by Mike Cardwell and Cara Flanagan, these resources offer a complete solution to AQA A Psychology students and teachers.
The Textbooks offer a reliable handbook covering everything students need through lively, full colour, magazine-style pages.
The Teacher's Companions offer comprehensive resources for planning and delivering successful lessons and effectively preparing students for their exams.
The Mini Companions reduce each spread in textbooks to a single page of essential information needed for the exam - all in an inexpensive little book.
Companions are the ultimate exam preparation resource, including practice questions, model answers and examiner commentaries.
The Visual Companion provides visual 'hooks' for learning and revision and can be used as a starting point for each topic.
The Digital Companion is packed with interactive activities and films to inspire, motivate and educate students and help reinforce and summarise key points.
The Audio Companion provides easy-to-listen-to revision files for every topic and is perfect for revision on the go, homework tasks and catching up on missed lessons.
Find out more by emailing Fiona McCollum.
We're publishing Third Editions of our AS and A2 Complete CompanionsStudent Books, Mini Companions and Exam Companions to match the revised 2012 specifications. Written by the same author team, these resources will continue to provide exceptional study and revision support.
AS Student Book (Second Edition) sample pages 18-27
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, pages 44-5
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, pages 46-7
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, pages 52-3
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, pages 54-5
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, sample pages 56-7
Visual Companion sample pages: Chapter 3, pages 58-9.pdf
Digital Companion sample activity
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"...covers all of the material in excellent detail with a large number of questions for practice to make learning material easier, an in depth revision section at the end of each section and a great selection of exam questions with ideal sample answers. It's a must have for all psychology students." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"Seldom do you read textbooks that chang your whole outlook of the subject and I won't shy away from mentioning that this is one of those prestigious ones! 9 months into reading and using it, I can't stop short of recommending this to the whole world and its grandmother!" - 5 Star Amazon Review
"This book covers all of the material in excellent detail with a large number of questions for practice to make learning material
easier, an in depth revision section at the end of each section and a great selection of exam questions with ideal sample answers. It's a must have for all Psychology students." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"I think this book is really good! Anyone who does Psychology needs this book. It is really good value for money!" - 4 Star Amazon Review
"I love the way researchers are personalised in the 'meet the researchers' sections, with little photos so that students can associate names to faces and the diagrammatic chapter summaries are always useful as some of my students like to do a mindmap of units for revision purposes." - Jackie Ribeiro, St Gabriel's School
"I would highly recommend this book to anyone studying AS Level AQA Psychology. I taught myself everything from
this book. The book supplied everything I needed to know in detail, and got me a solid A in my exam. If you're looking to get an A in your exam too, then this is the book to buy!" - 5 Star Amazon Review
"The Complete Companions provided great example answers and comments! Very easy to read - great for students and teachers. Brilliant!" - ATP
"Not surprisingly, the book is very impressive. It is called the Complete Companion because it provides everything an AS Psychology student will need to be successful at AQA 'A' AS Psychology. The book covers all of topics and skills needed for the new specification and provides exam tips throughout. There are some great activities included and my favourite bits are the brief biographies of some of the researchers covered in the book. I
was very impressed with the quality of the layout and design of the book." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"This book covers all of the material in excellent detail with a large number of questions for practice to make learning material easier, an in depth revision section at the end of each section and a great selection of exam questions with ideal sample answers. It's a must have for all Psychology students." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"This book is written in such a way that you don't realise that you are reading a textbook. This makes reading a lot more fun. Loads of case studies. Very interesting." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"If you fail the A Level after buying this book, I can only assume that you haven't yet taken it out of the bag!" - 5 Star Amazon Review
so helpful, I would definitely recommend it. I bought this book about a month and a half prior to my exam and practically self-taught myself everything I needed for my exams. I can't say much more than 'Get it. You DEFINITELY won't regret it." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"This book has helped me very much with my revision for my AS Psychology exams coming up. It includes definitions of key terms and also the use of bright colours is great." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"Very helpful book. I am on an Access to Social Studies course and this book has everything I needed in it. My Psychology tutor rates this book very highly." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"The Complete Companion series for Psychology A Level is an invaluable series which is available for AQA, and now WJEC exam boards,
each book tailored to the particular exam board specification. I have used the AS and A2 textbooks for many years, buying the new spec editions when they were introduced. The textbooks are detailed, informative and attractively laid out with clear heading and sub-headings. For ease of use=4/5; Flexibility of use=5/5; Value for money=5/5." - Gill Ries, Teacher of Psychology (full review can be viewed on Schoolzone www.schoolzone.co.uk)
"This book has helped me so much through the start of my studies and is presented so well that it is easy to find exactly what you are looking for!-Great book and I would seriously recommend it to anyone starting A-level Psychology." - 5 Star Amazon Review
"I never normally write reviews for anything but this book was so good that I felt it
deserved all the praise I could give it! I actually enjoyed revising and learning from this book because the pages were so much more exciting than the plain text in the AQA books which I was provided by the school. The language is more informal so I found it easier to understand but this doesn't take anything away from its academic credibility! The best part of this book is the question and answer pages. It provides questions (some of which did actually come up on my exam paper) and shows you two different example answers and explains and points out what is right and wrong in both. This helps you create the perfect answer and after getting a D in my Unit 1 exam originally, I scrapped using the AQA book and just studied from this one! Then I retook the exam and got an A because it shows you
how to actually answer the questions properly! Cannot recommend this book enough!" - 5 Star Amazon Review
"It is so well-structured and the organisation is helpful." - Marion Thompson, teacher in charge of Psychology at Saint Martin's School, Solihull
"They're full of engaging and colourful, great examples and activity suggestions for consolidation - great variety." - Sharon Robson, psychology teacher at Harton Technology College, South Shields
"I love <em>The Complete Companions</em> because they are relevant and easily accessible." - Hayley Illingworth, psychology teacher at The Piggott School, Wargrave
"I love <em>The Complete Companions</em> because they are accessible with pretty pictures!" - L. Mald, teacher at Cannock Chase High School,
"I can find what I'm looking for in a clear, colourful and concise companion to Psychology." - K. Laing, Head of Psychology at Beverley High School, Beverley
"I love <em>The Complete Companions</em> because they combine good visual information with approachable and relevant material that is easy to understand." - Anne Barker, Access to HE Coordinator at Grimsby Institute, Grimsby
"They are full of engaging studies and ideas, presented in a fun way." - Leonie Smikle, Psychology teacher at Nottingham Academy, Nottingham
"They're full of great ideas." - A. Bradshaw, Head of Psychology at Joseph Whitaker School, Rainworth
"It's good stuff." - quote from the students of Mark Clarke, Head of Psychology at Beechen Cliff School, Bath
<em>The Complete Companions</em> because they make students understand what the examiners will focus on but also add some focus and extension to the equation." - Juliette Massey-Smith, Head of Psychology at JFS, London
"They are student-friendly and very animated." - Chetan Singh-Goray, Head of Psychology at Hamstead Hall School, Birmingham
"They cover all aspects of the specification in a clear and approachable manner." - Jennifer Colmer, Head of Psychology at Greenhead College, Huddersfield
"They're easy for students to understand." - Allison Weighill, Head of Psychology at Beverley Grammar School, Beverley
"There are helpful spreads per topic." - Gina Kerr, Head of Department at Archbishop Blanch School, Liverpool
"I love <em>The Complete
Companions</em> because they capture the imagination of students with the 'themed' dogs and cats - easy to read and use - just enough - not too little or too much!" - Julie Waller, Sixth Form Leadership at Coombe Dean School, Plymouth
"They make topics accessible in bite sizes." - Sue Porter, Head of Psychology at Aberdeen College, Aberdeen
"They are accessible and entertaining for learners." - Michael Kyriacos, Psychology teacher at Esher College, Thames Ditton
"The students love them and find them interesting and easy to use." - Laura Vincent, Psychology teacher at Holy Cross College, Bury
"They are fab! Students find them easy to read and understand." - J. Moody, St. George's International School, Luxembourg
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