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Can a B grade GCSE science student get B at a level?

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    I've just started a level biology and I got a B grade at GCSE. Most people in my class are A/A* grade pupils and I'm super scared or biology. I've heard that it is the hardest science as there is a lot of content and a lot of application. I am willing to work quite hard but is it realistic for me to at least get a B at a level when I got a B at GCSE? I'm sitting the new spec for AQA and I heard they make the exams very hard. Has anyone got tips or if they had a B grade at GCSE and how they managed to maintain it in a levels? Thank you

    Of course you can . Its all about understanding that it's down to you. Work hard and research revision methods, there are lots of study tips on TSR. I would recommend using the specification as you revise it's an absolute must. Revision should start as soon as you learn information, go over you're class work at least once a week, Flash cards are really helpful I use brainscape a flash card app that played a major role throughout my AS levels. Be sure to make at least one flash are that satisfied every point on the spec. If you have properly learnt and you continue to revise the spec it's unlikely you'll do badly in the exam.

    Don't be afraid to ask for help if you don't understand something in class. Youre teachers are paid to help you understand. Overall the most important thing is to know that if you want it badly enough and are willing to make sacrifices you can do well.
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