GCSE Psychology Paper 1: updated November 2020 question paper and mark scheme

Tuesday 22 Jun 2021

We’ve updated the November 2020 question paper and mark scheme for GCSE Psychology (8182/1) Paper 1 to correct a few errors.

Mark scheme changes

Question 11.2 in the Paper 1 mark scheme has been corrected to apply the correct terms for inward and outward fins to the explanation of the Müller-Lyer illusion. For example, bullet point 2 states that ‘The arrow heads with the inward fins make the line look like the far corner of a room/far away from us’. This has been changed to say ‘The arrow heads with outward fins make the line look like the far corner of a room/far away from us’. Bullet points 3 and 4 have also been updated to reflect the correct direction of the fins.

For Question 25.6 the graph for this question has been updated to correct the data plotted for P6 which was showing incorrectly. The title and axes of the graph that referred to ‘mean’ have also been corrected to say ‘average’.

Question paper changes

Paper 1 Question 25.5 asks students to ‘Calculate the median for the average mental well-being scores shown in Table 3’. The answer line ‘Median for average daily exercise’ has been corrected to say ‘Median for average mental well-being scores’.

The updated question paper and mark scheme is available on Centre Services and also e-AQA secure key materials (SKM).