How to revise the whole of B1 effectively???Watch
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In order for the info to be fully taken in, it's good to engage the creative half of your brain while making notes. It doesn't have to be anything overly complex: I just wrote my notes in different colours constantly and my friend drew little thumbnail sketches: whatever works for you (as my method didn't work for my friend and I can't draw sticks correctly-experiment to find your ideal style of learning/revision.) You could use mind maps, flashcards, recording your voice and playing it back, etc.
After you've got down all your notes, try explaining to someone else the concepts that you're trying to learn or test your friends who might also be doing the test. It'll make the learning more involved and help you to see it as less of a chore.
Finally, past papers are your friend! Try to get hold of all the ones that you can and just do them. Then you can check your answers and look for any particular wording mentioned in the mark scheme or the topics that you need to work on the most. Don't try to predict what will come up on the paper though-it's a recipe for disaster.
I do hope that I've helped you as much as possible. I did well in Biology overall and hope you will too!
PS: Here's a link to a website that might help. It's got everything you need to know for B1 for AQA, OCR and Edexcel.
hi for those who don't know B stands for biology. I am doing triple science and I am revising over the previous topics. please help because i have no idea where to start but my GCSE exams are in June and I would like to take biology for A-level. Thanks xoxo
And for what exam?
What I did was I printed out the syllabus a few months in advance and used each bullet point/number within the syllabus and turned it into a question, wrote out the answer and then wrote it onto mini revision cards and learnt it.
Also, if you are a visual learner, I would strongly recommend going on Youtube and typing in Dr Hershkowitz (especially if you have edexcel, and I think OCR) - he also helped me a lot. He teaches you the whole of the B1 syllabus in individual 2/3 minute clips: its clear, easy to understand and very helpful.
Edited: If you do Edexcel http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list..._CU0-GVGzkZZ4l
Hope this helps and Good Luck
If I remember correctly, you have to learn the 5 kingdoms: Kingdom, Phyllum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species (king phillip could only find green socks/green snakes) - little tip we learnt.