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    Serious of all my subjects biology has the most volume and I barely know where to start! Atm I'm just writing out exemplar answers for topics which tend to come up most years. Anyone got any tips?


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    I basically just wrote and re-wrote my notes out. Eventually it all sunk in.
    Also, MIND MAPS! Never underestimate the power of them!
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    (Original post by UnknownError)
    Serious of all my subjects biology has the most volume and I barely know where to start! Atm I'm just writing out exemplar answers for topics which tend to come up most years. Anyone got any tips?


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    Hey There,

    I'm in year 13 at the moment. I got a B grade at as in OCR biology.
    I mainly did notes and past papers. But mostly notes. My memory s**t. use highlighters lol! It really does help.

    I did my unit 4 exam in January and got a high A. I mainly did past paper for these. I noticed that most questions were repeats.
    My grades:
    F211 -A
    F212 -C
    F213(practical) - Full ums lol

    F214-A
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    (Original post by Holby_fanatic)
    I basically just wrote and re-wrote my notes out. Eventually it all sunk in.
    Also, MIND MAPS! Never underestimate the power of them!
    Thanks I use them a lot for chemistry but never for biology will try then though!


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    (Original post by Ardey1234)
    Hey There,

    I'm in year 13 at the moment. I got a B grade at as in OCR biology.
    I mainly did notes and past papers. But mostly notes. My memory s**t. use highlighters lol! It really does help.

    I did my unit 4 exam in January and got a high A. I mainly did past paper for these. I noticed that most questions were repeats.
    My grades:
    F211 -A
    F212 -C
    F213(practical) - Full ums lol

    F214-A
    Thanks! Good luck in your next exams!


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    (Original post by UnknownError)
    Thanks I use them a lot for chemistry but never for biology will try then though!


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    Oh they're very good for Chemistry too! Just find whatever is good for you.

    Good luck for your exams!
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    Oh I was the same.

    This is what I did:

    1. Read through all the notes, not really taking time to remember anything but just attempting to understand.
    2. I then printed a copy of the syllabus off and analysed it, highlighting areas of weakness.
    3. I did one topic at a time. Say the topic was Biomolecules. I would revise the parts I found the easiest and ticked them off as I went a long, moving onto the more difficult parts of the topic.
    4. I then went onto the internet and did loads of past papers and practice questions on the topic. If I wasn't satisfied with my progress then I would re-revise the parts I did the worst on.
    5. Repeat for all topics.
    6. I then read through any other text to help me get a more thorough perspective. For example, I initially revised using my notes and then I used an academic textbook.
    7. Did like a 1000 past papers.

    8.Repeat process.

    It was a long process and probably the most difficult of my A Level subjects to revise but it worked for me.

    Good luck.
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    Honest advice from my experience:

    1. Do summary sheets of each topic or mind maps.
    2. Log off TSR (I procrastinate here way too often!)


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    (Original post by UnknownError)
    Serious of all my subjects biology has the most volume and I barely know where to start! Atm I'm just writing out exemplar answers for topics which tend to come up most years. Anyone got any tips?


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    Tbh, rewriting notes only goes so far for me. I usually right out the spec points and then write all the relevant content for each spec point. After that I just do question after question after question and when I run out of questions, I make my own questions so hopefully when I comes to the exam I won't come across a question I haven't answered before


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    (Original post by shaniieexo)
    Tbh, rewriting notes only goes so far for me. I usually right out the spec points and then write all the relevant content for each spec point. After that I just do question after question after question and when I run out of questions, I make my own questions so hopefully when I comes to the exam I won't come across a question I haven't answered before


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    I kinda do that, I write questions on revision cards based on the spec points and go over and over them currently starting mind maps


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