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Hi all,
I'm aiming for an A* this year for biology and chemistry (ocr a for biology and ocr b salters for chemistry) and I'm really struggling with A2 (probably because there's the added stress of uni applications and interviews). I'd really appreciate some advice on how to ace my exams.

PS: is it just me or is the jump from GCSE to AS much easier than the jump from AS to A2?

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(Original post by qwertyisthebest)
Hi all,
I'm aiming for an A* this year for biology and chemistry (ocr a for biology and ocr b salters for chemistry) and I'm really struggling with A2 (probably because there's the added stress of uni applications and interviews). I'd really appreciate some advice on how to ace my exams.

PS: is it just me or is the jump from GCSE to AS much easier than the jump from AS to A2?

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I'm doing AQA Human Biology and for me there was no "jump" from GCSE to AS, we just learned different things and in more detail. I understand the "jump" from AS to A2 though, everything is in so much detail!

What I'm doing is concentrating in lessons and making sure I understand everything now, so that I just have to revise for mocks and real exams instead of actually learning new things.

After each lesson I'm preparing revision resources ready so I can start revision as soon as. I've bought/I am buying zip wallets to seperate my revision resources into their chapters from the textbook.

I'll revise for the January mocks as if they're the real exams and as if my place at university depends on them. This will give me a clear reflection of where I'm at and which areas need improvement (normally exam technique but could be revising a small area of a topic).

I hope that's useful! Good luck.
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(Original post by beyknowles2)
I'm doing AQA Human Biology and for me there was no "jump" from GCSE to AS, we just learned different things and in more detail. I understand the "jump" from AS to A2 though, everything is in so much detail!

What I'm doing is concentrating in lessons and making sure I understand everything now, so that I just have to revise for mocks and real exams instead of actually learning new things.

After each lesson I'm preparing revision resources ready so I can start revision as soon as. I've bought/I am buying zip wallets to seperate my revision resources into their chapters from the textbook.

I'll revise for the January mocks as if they're the real exams and as if my place at university depends on them. This will give me a clear reflection of where I'm at and which areas need improvement (normally exam technique but could be revising a small area of a topic).

I hope that's useful! Good luck.
Thanks for your help!
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I agree with what beyknowles2 has said but also I find rewriting out diagrams for things like respiration helps so much and trying to link all the topics together in some way. if you get stuck use another resource, keep finding resources whether it is khan academy, http://vbio.weebly.com/aqa-a2-level-powerpoints.html or even Wikipedia to help you - ask you teacher if it is taking too long. Also do past papers by topics in pencil then mark them, look at the questions you got wrong then add them to your notes and read your notes again, go back and do the past paper again, you should repeat this until you get 100% or at least close to it. I've been doing that with my mocks and so far it has been helping.
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