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So there's a new study design for Psych this year, which sucks :(

So, to try and help our 2017 class of Psych masterminds, I've compiled a list of relevant exam questions from the last six VCAA exams (going back to 2012).

A couple of things to note about this list:

- Some of the multiple-choice answers may contain an option (or in a couple of cases, two options) that are no longer on the study design, so don’t stress if there is an option listed that you don’t recognise. The correct answer will be on the current study design :)

- This list is simply compiled to the best of my knowledge and may not be 100% accurate. If you see a question on the list that you don’t think is on the study design, or vice versa, please let me know so we can edit the list


Firstly, there's a couple of full exams available for the current study design:
- VCAA 2017 Sample Exam (MC answers on last page, no short-answer answers released)
- Unit 3 Psych Exam - epsychvce
- Psychology Topic Tests – ATAR Notes (not full exams but is for current study design – Available here!
- Other companies whose exams cost money but your teacher may have access to include NEAP, Insight Education and STAV

VCAA 2016
Multiple-Choice:
1, 4, 6, 8, 10-17, 19-22, 24-27, 29, 32-34, 41-44, 46-49, 53, 55, 58, 61-63
Short-Answer:
1 (replace ‘social learning theory’ with observational learning), 4b,d,e, 5, 9, 11a, 14
Section C
1, 2, 3, 4 (best guide for extended-response question this year)

VCAA 2015
Multiple-Choice
2-6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 23, 25-28, 30-43, 47, 48, 57-65
Short-Answer
1, 2, 4, 5, 6a, 6c, 7, 10a, 10c, 12, 13a
Section C
1, 2, 3

VCAA 2014
Multiple-Choice
9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 27, 29, 32, 33, 38, 39, 42, 45-47, 50-57, 59, 62
Short-Answer
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6a, 8, 9, 11b, 12
Section C
1, 2, 3 (although note that the extended response question is more likely to be similar to the one in 2016, which included Psych content as well as research methods)

VCAA 2013
Multiple-Choice
4, 8, 10-23, 28, 30, 35-39, 41, 43, 45, 46, 50-55, 57-60, 62, 64, 65
Short-Answer
6, 8, 17
Section C
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (if wanted, although note that the 2016 Section C is a better guide)

VCAA 2012 Exam 1
Multiple-Choice
6, 7, 18-20, 23, 26, 29, 31, 32, 39, 40, 45
Short-Answer
3a, 6, 9b, 10

VCAA 2012 Exam 2
Multiple-Choice
1-3, 5, 6, 8-11, 13, 14, 17-19, 22-24, 28-32, 38, 39, 42-44
Short-Answer
4, 5, 9, 10

I hope this helps!! ;D

P.S. If you find any freely accessible old non-VCAA exams, let me know so I can add them to the list here :)
« Last Edit: October 07, 2017, 03:36:18 pm by howey »

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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 02:09:32 pm »
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So would you advise that we do the papers in timed conditions still, or cross out the irrelevant questions and set a suitable time limit accordingly? (E.g. If the 2003 paper only had 4 relevant questions should we only give ourselves 11 minutes to do it?)

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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 02:40:55 pm »
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So would you advise that we do the papers in timed conditions still, or cross out the irrelevant questions and set a suitable time limit accordingly? (E.g. If the 2003 paper only had 4 relevant questions should we only give ourselves 11 minutes to do it?)

A great point - this is something I might look at adding to the post. I think you have to set out new, suitable time limits, as there's no point doing half an exam in a full exam time limit - you won't learn anything about your personal timing, how much you can write etc. To give you an idea, in the Psych exam this year you have to do 0.8 marks per minute, so it's probably best to work off that ratio. I would even suggest challenging yourself and giving yourself one minute per mark, if you're confident :)

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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 04:31:42 pm »
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You're a legend, howey! Will definitely be useful for many Psych students. :)

P.S. Deserves a lot of +1s! ;D
« Last Edit: June 07, 2017, 05:10:29 pm by Joseph41 »
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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous study designs)
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 05:32:56 pm »
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Bless this post! :) I'm quite annoyed that Psych and English both have new study designs and I'm taking both this year, but this is going to really help me!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 05:35:41 pm »
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Bless this post! :) I'm quite annoyed that Psych and English both have new study designs and I'm taking both this year, but this is going to really help me!

Welcome to ATAR Notes, brynstar. ;D Great to have you here! howey's definitely a brilliant person!

The study design changes do suck - but at least you know that everybody else is in the same boat. :) Feel free to ask any questions you have here:
Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
VCE English Question Thread

Again, welcome to the forums. :)
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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous study designs)
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 07:57:14 pm »
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I have it on good authority that howey is working purely for the upvotes right now... Make sure you hit that +1!
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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous study designs)
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 01:45:33 pm »
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Just a quick reminder of this thread for savvy revision! :D
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Re: Relevant Psych Exam Questions (from previous study designs)
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 02:22:58 pm »
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Just a quick reminder of this thread for savvy revision! :D

Is there a list of all the new dot points on the study design this year, and the ones that are not new to this year?

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 02:24:31 pm »
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Is there a list of all the new dot points on the study design this year, and the ones that are not new to this year?

Like this? :)
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