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    I have just got my GCSE results on Thursday and I got a B in Additional Science, and the breakdown of that being a B in Biology, B in Chemistry and a C in Physics. That is what you needed to get to do Biology A Level at my schools sixth form, but when I had a meeting with the head of sixth form she said that I couldn't get higher than a D/C grade because people who got B's struggled?
    Also would it be harder for me as I haven't done triple science so I haven't done unit 3? Or would I be ok as long as I put a lot of effort in?
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    (Original post by lrnsil)
    I have just got my GCSE results on Thursday and I got a B in Additional Science, and the breakdown of that being a B in Biology, B in Chemistry and a C in Physics. That is what you needed to get to do Biology A Level at my schools sixth form, but when I had a meeting with the head of sixth form she said that I couldn't get higher than a D/C grade because people who got B's struggled?
    Also would it be harder for me as I haven't done triple science so I haven't done unit 3? Or would I be ok as long as I put a lot of effort in?
    You'll be absolutely fine! A friend of mine got a B at GCSE and has just got a B in AS biology, and not doing triple science will not affect you in any way


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    You'll be absolutely fine! A friend of mine got a B at GCSE and has just got a B in AS biology, and not doing triple science will not affect you in any way


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    Oh that's good, thank you!
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    One of my friends teachers said this but GCSEs mean nothing if you put the effort in. I was told people who get As and GCSE would get maximum a B but I was near on full UMS with an A. It's a load of rubbish, don't listen!


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    These are real questions and answers from AQA GCSE biology and OCR A2 biology.

    GCSE
    Describe how information passes from the relay neurone to neurone X. (3 marks)

    release of chemical (from relay neurone)

    chemical crosses gap / junction / synapse

    chemical attaches to X / motor / next neurone (causing impulse)

    A-level
    Outline how the first neurone communicates with the second neurone across the gap. (3 marks)

    (named) neurotransmitter / acetylcholine , released from pre-synaptic / first , cell / membrane ;

    diffuses across , gap / cleft / synaptic cleft or reaches second , neurone / cell / membrane , by diffusion ;

    attaches to , receptors / binding sites of sodium channels , on post-synaptic membrane / membrane of second cell ;

    neurotransmitter / acetylcholine , broken down (in cleft) ;

    QWC- technical terms used appropriately and spelt correctly

    It is harder, but if you want to study it, know what you're getting yourself into.
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    So, is the step up from GCSE to A level really big?


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    To be fair, I found biology the easiest out of my 4 AS (chem, psych and law also- in GCSE I was better at chem too!), and I didn't think it was that much more difficult. Then again, everyone's different!


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    (Original post by elise68)
    So, is the step up from GCSE to A level really big?


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    Not really it's quite manageable because you have less subjects just concentrate in class really lol
 
 
 

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