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I've been doing it for 3 weeks, my exam board is AQA but I'm not really enjoying it sadly, I wanted to do a biology degree but this has made me rethink my options.
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I did OCR Biology, I found it incredibly interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it (so much so that I decided to do a Biology degree). It's like marmite, you either love it or hate it depending on exam board, teachers, whether you generally find Biology interesting or not, whether you prefer to memorise or apply techniques (Biology exams basically test your ability to memorise and regurgitate information in a certain manner).
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You develop deep hatred to every animal that you have been made to study and continue to do so for the rest of your life.
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You begin to devise plans on how to remove all the plants in the world... I really hate plant Biology....
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You develop deep hatred to every animal that you have been made to study and continue to do so for the rest of your life.
LOL :rolleyes:
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It is, except ecology. Ecology is really boring. Everything else is fairly interesting but it's hard subject and takes a lot of time and commitment.
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I did OCR biology and found it really interesting- so much more so than gcse! The only problem is that it is very hard :/ for the most part, AS is just remembering a vast amount of content with a small amount of application, however A2 is a massive step up and requires a lot of application in the exam (contrary to popular belief) and a huge amount of content.
For example, I got a high B at AS and didn't do as much revision as I should of, however at A2 I revised everything and kept on top of it all throughout the year and ended up with a C :/ though I do believe the exams were a lot tougher in terms of application this year than previous years, I feel that is the direction they are going for future exams so just be warned


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I love how everyone dislikes biology here

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I've been doing it for 3 weeks, my exam board is AQA but I'm not really enjoying it sadly
Preach it :five:
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It is very interesting in parts but often not enjoyable due to the sheer amount of knowledge you have to learn, the data interpretation questions and the coursework.
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Just started A2 and what can I say other than it's really amazing and enjoyable subject? There's such a variety of content- from plants to human body to the environment! Not gonna lie, it's pretty difficult, even if you know the content that is simply not enough, you need to learn how to apply it in exam questions
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AS is piss easy but really boring in my opinion especially the whole biodiversity sections and plant sections.

A2 on the other hand, ive just started it, and its a lot more intresting and i mean there is more "real" biology that you want to learn none of the bs of AS. However we havent got up to the biodiversity and ecology sections yet....so im bracing my self for how rubbish its gonna turn
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AS is piss easy but really boring in my opinion especially the whole biodiversity sections and plant sections.

A2 on the other hand, ive just started it, and its a lot more intresting and i mean there is more "real" biology that you want to learn none of the bs of AS. However we havent got up to the biodiversity and ecology sections yet....so im bracing my self for how rubbish its gonna turn
What exam board are you with?
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I was on AQA and hated AS biology- the bs "how science works" questions, pedantic mark schemes and my teacher. (It also didn't help that I had all my lessons on monday...) I lost all interest in the subject and despised it, but then realised that it was my hatred for my teacher that was making me hate the subject. So I regained my interest by reading biology away from a levels, doing work at home and having a more positive attitude to the subject. I actually TRIED to enjoy it. Now in A2, I'm enjoying biology much more, and even if there are bits that are very hard/boring, I prefer it much more now.
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Like a few people here, I hated AS bio but loved A2 bio!
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