Hey there. I'm having to do this course online, which is a bit of a pain. The online course materials I have been provided with are full of waffle and my online tutor is next to useless. I'm currently working from the CGP Edexcel biology revision book as my main learning tool and using Edexcel Biology for AS by CJ Clegg on the side, as a text book reference for further understanding. Is it possible to obtain a good grade just using these books? I've read a lot of reviews for the CGP books on amazon saying that some pupils passed solely by using these. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Also, very randomly, do we need to memorize all 20 amino acids used in protein synthesis and if so, to what detail? Because I suppose this is where the CGP books and text books start to differ - the amount of detail. And sometimes I'm a little unsure what I should be memorizing and what I shouldn't. Thank you anyone for your help!
Have you got the specification from the edexcel website ?? This acts as a checklist of everything you need to know. Sometimes there's a big chunk of something in the spec but there's only a few sentences on it in the textbook, in which case you need to read around a bit more. Exam questions can only come from the specification which is even better for science courses as the calculations are the same, they just give you different numbers.