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Nature Versus Nurture and Psychological Changes Essay

Students who have achieved mostly distinctions-

Your work is detailed and well written, showing an excellent understanding of the developments through the life stages.

You have shown an excellent knowledge of growth and development throughout the human lifespan and the physical and psychological changes of ageing. You show an excellent understanding of the potential effects of life factors and events on the development of the individual.

Students who have achieved mostly merits-

Your work is detailed, showing a good understanding of the developments through the life stages.

You display a good understanding of growth and development throughout the human lifespan and the physical and psychological changes of ageing. You show a good understanding of the potential effects of life factors and events on the development of the individual.

Students who have achieved mostly passes-

You have understood the key aspects of the developments through the life stages.

You have shown a basic understanding of growth and development throughout the human lifespan and the physical and psychological changes of ageing. You show a basic understanding of the potential effects of life factors and events on the development of the individual.

Comments if they have achieved P1-P5 (pick and choose depending what they have achieved)

You have achieved P1 because you are able to describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of an individual. Well done!

You have achieved P2 because you are able to explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual. Well done!

You have achieved P3 because you are able to explain the influences of two predictable and two unpredictable major life events on the development of an individual. Well done!

You have achieved P4 because you are able to explain two theories of ageing. Well done!

You have achieved P5 because you are able to explain the physical and psychological changes which may be associated with ageing. Well done!

Comments if the students have achieved M1-M3 (pick and choose depending what they have achieved)

You have achieved M1 because you are able to discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual. Well done!

You have achieved M2 because you are able to discuss two major theories of ageing in relation to the development of the individual. Well done!

You have achieved M3 because you are able to discuss the effects on self- esteem and self- confidence of the physical changes associated with ageing. Well done!

Comments if the students have achieved D1-D2 (pick and choose depending what they have achieved)

You have achieved D1 because you are able to evaluate how nature and nurture may affect the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of
two stages of the development of an individual. Well done!

You have achieved D2 because you are able to evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision. Well done!

Comments for the ‘The ways in which it can be improved further’ section-

Comments if the students still need to achieve P1-P5 due to failure or non-submission (pick and choose depending on what they have not achieved)

In order to achieve P1 you need to clearly describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for each of the life stages of an individual.

In order to achieve P2 you need to explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual.

In order to achieve P3 you need to explain the influences of two predictable and two unpredictable major life events on the development of an individual.

In order to achieve P4 you need to be able to explain two theories of ageing.In order to achieve P5 because you need to be able to explain the physical and psychological changes which may be associated with ageing.

Comments if the students still need to achieve M1-M3 due to failure or non-submission (pick and choose depending on what they have not achieved)

In order to achieve M1 you need to be able to discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual.

In order to achieve M2 you need to be able to discuss two major theories of ageing in relation to the development of the individual.

In order to achieve M3 you need to be able to discuss the effects on self- esteem and self- confidence of the physical changes associated with ageing.

Comments if the students still need to achieve D1-D2 (pick and choose depending on what they have not achieved)

In order to achieve D1 you need to be able to evaluate how nature and nurture may affect the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of two stages of the development of an individual.

In order to achieve D2 you need to be able to evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision.

Comments for the ‘How to make this improvement section’- (I have used Alicia’s comments for this section because they relate well)

Try to ensure that you have covered each criterion fully before handing it in for marking.

You could have written in more detail and given fuller explanations of the points you made.

Show that you have carried out independent research into the key concepts.

Ensure that all sections of work are included in your folder when it is handed in for marking.

You could have aimed for a higher grade / attempted the higher criteria.

Check your work carefully before handing it in for marking.

You could have attempted all of the Merit / Distinction criteria.

Use the resources on Moodle and carry out your own research on the higher criteria.

Hand work in more often so that you receive more frequent feedback on how to improve your work.

Improve attendance in lessons.

Ask for guidance if you do not understand the higher criteria.

Improve punctuality and attendance in lessons to ensure that you do not miss important sessions when new work is being covered.

Research information independently, in order to gain a greater understanding of key concepts.

Add full references within your work and a bibliography at the end of each section.


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