You can also find these skills on the exam board websites, see AQA for example states that “overall, at least 10% of the marks in assessments for Psychology will require the use of mathematical skills. These skills will be applied in the context of A-level Psychology and will be at least the standard of higher tier GCSE mathematics.”
Exam Board Teaching Resources
- AQA GCSE to A-level progression:Mathematical skills student booklet
- AQA GCSE to A-level progression: Mathematical skills answer booklet
- Edexcel AS and A level Psychology Mathematical Guidance
- OCR Research Methods choose Teaching Activities, then Research Methods for several including a Descriptive Statistics Teacher Guide and a student workbook. Note OCR’s Introduction to hypotheses and the development of hypotheses writing skills, also their Hypotheses student handbook. See also the GCSE resources, the Quantitative skills guide and the Descriptive statistics workbook for GCSE Psychology which could provide useful transition resources for A Level students.
- Educas – including Understanding research methods terminology
- Physics and Maths Tutor AQA A Level Psychology Research Methods includes questions by topic.
The Association for the Teaching of Psychology has collaborated with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme [AMSP] to support teachers of Psychology in their teaching of the maths and statistics requirements of the psychology specifications and provide free CPD and resources.
Catherine Van Saarloos has created online resources for lessons on data collection and for the delivery of the mathematical requirements of Psychology courses.