BIOLOGY practical exam as and a2 Watch

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hey,

I am wanting to take both my a level biology and chemistry exams independently as I have already done 2 years at college, I took 3 A-levels and got AAB but just not in the subjects i want to pursue further.

My worry is that I wouldn't be able to practice the practical, I wouldn't have a clue what it involves or how to pass it. Can any one give me an insight into it? or does anyone know how i can practice it? - I haven't come across anything on the internet yet. I've done my fair bit of searching!

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!
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(Original post by lucywoss)
hey,

I am wanting to take both my a level biology and chemistry exams independently as I have already done 2 years at college, I took 3 A-levels and got AAB but just not in the subjects i want to pursue further.

My worry is that I wouldn't be able to practice the practical, I wouldn't have a clue what it involves or how to pass it. Can any one give me an insight into it? or does anyone know how i can practice it? - I haven't come across anything on the internet yet. I've done my fair bit of searching!

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!
There's 3 parts to it, and it's very much application based; if you look at the latter questions, penultimate question in the Biology exams (particularly at A2), there's a 15-ish mark application question with various parts. It's kind of like that. Although, you do have to do an experiment as part of the practical (We had to with AQA Biology anyway-didn't do Chemistry) so you should look for a college that would let you do that externally. It's not easy to find things online on it, as the it is taken any time during a certain time period i.e. any time between 1st March-31st April for example, so it would be unfair if people who took their paper earlier put the questions up on the internet, raising grade boundaries for everyone. So it's not in any students self interest to share questions. Hope this helped.
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Is it a science subject? If so, then you could've applied for a foundation year in that subject.
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I want to apply for vet med in 2015. It's all I've wanted to do since I could speak but I've never thought it was do-able but if I don't try now I'll regret it. I want to do the a level before I apply instead of a gateway year. It would be a 6yr course otherwise and I think doing my a levels gives me more time to prepare myself. I also have a lot of work experience but need to build this even more.
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I want to apply for vet med in 2015. It's all I've wanted to do since I could speak but I've never thought it was do-able but if I don't try now I'll regret it. I want to do the a level before I apply instead of a gateway year. It would be a 6yr course otherwise and I think doing my a levels gives me more time to prepare myself. I also have a lot of work experience but need to build this even more.
Okay, do you want to apply for it in 2015 to start in 2016 or do you want to start in 2015? Why not do the course at another college? Chemistry is one of the toughest A-Levels going, would make more sense to do it at a sixth form surely? Meh. I dunno. Whatever works for you. All the best anyway!:cool:
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(Original post by lucywoss)
hey,

I am wanting to take both my a level biology and chemistry exams independently as I have already done 2 years at college, I took 3 A-levels and got AAB but just not in the subjects i want to pursue further.

My worry is that I wouldn't be able to practice the practical, I wouldn't have a clue what it involves or how to pass it. Can any one give me an insight into it? or does anyone know how i can practice it? - I haven't come across anything on the internet yet. I've done my fair bit of searching!

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!
I'm doing my biology and physics practicals privately and the standard AQA endorsed textbooks have a section on how to prepare for the practicals, and if you take it at a specialist centre which I think you have to do anyway, they usually will have a class before the assessment to teach you what you have to do.

Do you know where you're going to sit the practicals and how much they cost? Message me if you have any more questions, I'm all researched up.
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