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How to get a B in a level biology?

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    I'm in year 12 and just started my a levels. I've chosen biology along with psychology and media. I've been constantly hearing how hard of an a level biology is and how very few people actually pass. I'm doing the new 2015 spec & I've heard how much harder it is. My question is how to get a B in a level biology? I'm not trying to aim for an A because I know it's unrealistic and people who are really clever don't even get an A. I got a B at biology GCSE so does this mean I most likely can't even get a B at a level? Has anyone got tips on how to get a B overall in a level biology. I'm not really good at science, well I know most things just not in depth like the others in my class who did triple science GCSE whereas I did double science. I'm really scared for biology because of how hard everyone said it is. Please, any tips and advice would be so amazing.
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    You'll do good as long as you find things that help all the cycles and such make sense!!

    I got a B in Bio GCSE as well but I'm getting As atm (I'm with that disgusting new spec too...) so I'm sure you'll be grand!

    I'd recommend trying to use different resources and POVs to just understand the fundemental processes and such like for example with cells and organelles just remember their ultrastructure, functions and keep going over it in your head and after a while it'll just feel like the right thing because repetition. Also make sure to keep ahead! My teachers in year 12 always shoved lots of work on us expecting us to kind of know the content but extra-reading was good for that.

    Feel free to message me for help on understanding if you want also and I'll do my best!

    tl;dr just try to get an idea of the processes and how they flow, try to read ahead so you know what questions you need to ask in class and yeah
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    (Original post by everythingice)
    You'll do good as long as you find things that help all the cycles and such make sense!!

    I got a B in Bio GCSE as well but I'm getting As atm (I'm with that disgusting new spec too...) so I'm sure you'll be grand!

    I'd recommend trying to use different resources and POVs to just understand the fundemental processes and such like for example with cells and organelles just remember their ultrastructure, functions and keep going over it in your head and after a while it'll just feel like the right thing because repetition. Also make sure to keep ahead! My teachers in year 12 always shoved lots of work on us expecting us to kind of know the content but extra-reading was good for that.

    Feel free to message me for help on understanding if you want also and I'll do my best!

    tl;dr just try to get an idea of the processes and how they flow, try to read ahead so you know what questions you need to ask in class and yeah
    Thank you so much! How much do you revise daily?
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    I also got a B at GCSE Biology and im also doing it for A level. Im currently in year 12 and i do find it difficult but i am trying to change the way i revise for example, the technique and more time revising. It would be appreciated if i also got some tips to get an A although people have said to be it is unlikely to get an A if you had a B at GCSE. Unfortunately im also doing the new spec
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    (Original post by rdlewiss)
    Thank you so much! How much do you revise daily?
    Tbh with you I don't revise biology as much as I should but I do some reading, use the textbook and external notes to make some paper notes and listen to some crash course when I'm having hard time understanding something or just want clarity on how it flows together whilst i'm walking which I find helps me relax and make sense of it a little bit better.

    I did most of my last year revision last minute though haha- I just typed up notes on things I needed to get clear in my head and made sure all of it made sense to me so I knew I could apply it well!

    Hope that helped haha!
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    The new spec is the worst! I'd be less stressed if it was the old spec ugh. I hope you get the advice you need & get the grades you want!! Good luck
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    To be honest, you don't need to be clever to get a good grade in biology. I know this because I got 4A's at AS last year (new spec) doing triple science and maths.

    For biology all you need to do is revise hard. Spend a lot more time at home going through what you did in class lessons and basically memorise everything on the spec.

    When it comes to exam time, bang out past papers and questions (old spec ones included) and know what the questions and mark schemes are like.

    I know it sounds like a lot, but that's why clever people can still slip up, because they haven't revised enough. It's better to start now than later.
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    (Original post by LogicIsKey)
    To be honest, you don't need to be clever to get a good grade in biology. I know this because I got 4A's at AS last year (new spec) doing triple science and maths.

    For biology all you need to do is revise hard. Spend a lot more time at home going through what you did in class lessons and basically memorise everything on the spec.

    When it comes to exam time, bang out past papers and questions (old spec ones included) and know what the questions and mark schemes are like.

    I know it sounds like a lot, but that's why clever people can still slip up, because they haven't revised enough. It's better to start now than later.
    Wow 4A's! Congrats that's really good. That's my dream lol. Yeah I've started just reading and trying to learn off by heart eveything that I've been learning but I'm so scared that's it's going to get more hard as everything we've learnt so far isn't that tricky.

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