Bare Bones Revision Guides

AQA AS | A-Level Psychology

By paring down the content of the AQA specification to its essentials, each Bare Bones Revision Guide offers students a visually appealing digital magazine that is perfect for revision.

Written by Jenny Toal and Binh-Le Dang, who have extensive teaching and examining experience, each guide distils the essential content as clearly and succinctly as possible. The range of headings, key studies and evaluations, bullet-pointed lists and simple diagrams combines with the careful application of colour to facilitate the revision process and to assist recall. This unique presentation coupled with the quality of the notes, which are punctuated throughout with Exam Tips and Test Yourself questions, ensures students benefit fully from their revision time.

The introduction to each guide provides an overview of the specification, summarises the assessment and skills requirements, and introduces the topic.

Subsequent revision notes include important Exam Tips, providing students with invaluable guidance on what the examiner is looking for and how to gain those vital extra marks that are so commonly missed as a result of an inadequate knowledge of the mark scheme or simply poor technique.

Key features

  • Specification specific, so 100% relevant
  • Succinct and thus ideal for time-conscious students
  • Visually appealing, assisting recall in the exam
  • Exceptional value

AQA AS Question and Answer Guide

In addition to the Bare Bones Revision Guides, Jenny Toal and Binh-Le Dang have written a 24-page Bare Bones AQA AS Question & Answer Guide for the new specification to help students with exam practice. This provides a range of exam-type short-answer, multiple-choice and extended-writing questions for all AS Paper 1 and Paper 2 topics, together with sample answers and commentaries that demonstrate what the examiners are looking for.

Electronic format

The Bare Bones Revision Guides are provided in electronic (PDF) format only. Although all material is copyright, an institution purchasing the electronic version of a guide receives a licence permitting distribution of the guide to all students within the purchasing institution, year after year. It therefore represents outstanding value for money.


The Bare Bones Revision Guides are provided in electronic (PDF) format only. Each PDF comes with a site network licence permitting distribution only to students attending the purchasing institution. The PDFs are delivered via a download link sent to you by email.