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    Hey,

    I am not getting on very well at school, so I have decided to transfer to college for the second year :woo: and have decided to take Biology AS also. What do you think about the subject? Is it really hard? What type of things do you study?

    Thanks for your help,

    Mia x
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    AS topics - Heart / Diffusion / Carbohydrates / Lipids / Proteins, DNA, Gene technology etc.
    It really depends on the exam board.
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    I didn't do it purely 'cause I wanted to do the harder sciences. I heard there's alot of memorise.
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    (Original post by CapitalismRocks)
    I didn't do it purely 'cause I wanted to do the harder sciences. I heard there's alot of memorise.
    They're all bloody hard!!!!

    (Original post by 66Amelia99)
    I am not getting on very well at school, so I have decided to transfer to college for the second year :woo: and have decided to take Biology AS also. What do you think about the subject? Is it really hard? What type of things do you study?
    To OP, biology is more of applying the knowledge to the exam questions, than just memorising and recalling. You have to also apply knowledge in physics and chemistry but its much less than in biology.

    So bottom line is that if you like the course structure of the particular exam board that you are doing, and are confident in applying knowledge instead of just recalling information (what I like doing :p: ), then go for it.
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    Not particularly hard to understand.. you just have to remember a lot of key terms and processes. Need to have good exam technique too - it's fairly easy to stray off the mark scheme just slightly and lose marks.
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    If you're taking AQA I advise you to read this



    You won't regret it :awesome:
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    I do biology on the OCR exam board, and it mainly consists of cell organelles, transportation processes, adaptation, health and disease, biodiversity etc.

    I find the concepts easy to understand, but it's just the breadth of knowledge that you need to have to do well in the exam; there's so much to learn, and the problem is is that the mark scheme is quite specific. The only way I'm getting through all my revision is basically memorizing what the text book says...
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    I'm doing AS Biology and it's the easiest science by far, a normal amount to remember, chemistry helps.
 
 
 

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