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I really would like an A* in A Level Biology, and I am doing well in the general questions.
However, I currently am being taught by two supply teachers who have not even touched the essay component of my U5 exam so it appears I will have to learn how to write a Biology essay myself

Can people please give me tips and advice for writing the essay section of AQA Unit 5? How should I practice? How much AS revision should I do (as the essay is synoptic).

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I really would like an A* in A Level Biology, and I am doing well in the general questions.
However, I currently am being taught by two supply teachers who have not even touched the essay component of my U5 exam so it appears I will have to learn how to write a Biology essay myself

Can people please give me tips and advice for writing the essay section of AQA Unit 5? How should I practice? How much AS revision should I do (as the essay is synoptic).

Thanks
Heya, I'm going to put this in the Biology forum for you as you should get more responses there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=129
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I really would like an A* in A Level Biology, and I am doing well in the general questions.
However, I currently am being taught by two supply teachers who have not even touched the essay component of my U5 exam so it appears I will have to learn how to write a Biology essay myself

Can people please give me tips and advice for writing the essay section of AQA Unit 5? How should I practice? How much AS revision should I do (as the essay is synoptic).

Thanks
Hey!

There is very little, I personally think, a teacher can teach you in this area- maybe on how to write a flowing prose but other then that not much. Just make sure you know how they will assess you a.k.a. how many marks are awarded to each section. Furthermore I suggest looking at example essays and also attempting one or two yourself by looking through your biology book at all the different chapters you could draw in to the question and write that out; then look at the mark scheme to see how many in the check-list were in your essay- although know some of your examples won't be in the mark scheme but that doesn't make them any less valid.


This is all I can think of for now I'll private message you some stuff on the weekend if you like.


P.S. I just found a good discussion post on TSR which has the mark scheme break down and other useful resources:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1653147

Hope that helped!
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Hey!

There is very little, I personally think, a teacher can teach you in this area- maybe on how to write a flowing prose but other then that not much. Just make sure you know how they will assess you a.k.a. how many marks are awarded to each section. Furthermore I suggest looking at example essays and also attempting one or two yourself by looking through your biology book at all the different chapters you could draw in to the question and write that out; then look at the mark scheme to see how many in the check-list were in your essay- although know some of your examples won't be in the mark scheme but that doesn't make them any less valid.


This is all I can think of for now I'll private message you some stuff on the weekend if you like.


P.S. I just found a good discussion post on TSR which has the mark scheme break down and other useful resources:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1653147

Hope that helped!

Thank you!!
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I'm glad I don't do AQA.
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