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    hello, ill be retaking my AS biology again so i was wondering if the biology book is helpful? and also what other revision material would be of great help?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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    (Original post by ravat97)
    hello, ill be retaking my AS biology again so i was wondering if the biology book is helpful? and also what other revision material would be of great help?
    the book is helpful - make sure you get the CGP guide too, makes it easier to take everything in!
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    (Original post by TSR Jessica)
    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:
    ohh okay thank you! i'm new here so didn't really know were to post. i will make sure to do that next time
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    ummmm you need like 3 textbooks and 2 revision guides brah
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    (Original post by Humza Ali)
    the book is helpful - make sure you get the CGP guide too, makes it easier to take everything in!
    yes i have the CGP book but i learnt that really well last year yet it didn't help but i think the i'll just get the text book now thank you
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    ummmm you need like 3 textbooks and 2 revision guides brah
    oh . would you mind sharing which books were they?
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    (Original post by ravat97)
    yes i have the CGP book but i learnt that really well last year yet it didn't help but i think the i'll just get the text book now thank you
    I used the CGP book for notes and read through the textbook along with loads of past papers.
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    Not at all.

    Though they might be helpful (many say they are), I don't know as I've never used them.

    For biology, make sure you base your notes off past paper answers (especially for things like lung & heart structure & disease.) Then perhaps add extra from your own booklets.

    making notes from booklets first is just gonna waste a lot of time.
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    (Original post by ravat97)
    oh . would you mind sharing which books were they?
    Awh okay maybe i was exaggerating
    you need the original text book for whatever examboard you do
    the CGP revision guide


    that's the OCR one^ there's an AQA one too i believe... make sure it says "The Complete Course" because that means it's a texbook - it's really good

    then there's the CGP revision guide for your examboard

    and then THE THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU GET AN A IN BIOLOGY

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    this book^ has all the content for every examboard for AS (there's an A2 one too) and it's got a key to show you which topic comes up in which one and it's got a good amount of detail and a good way of explaining things. So whatever examboard you do ^ that book is amazing - definitely get it

    my friend got it for 1p on eBay - another got it for £2 - very cheap
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    Not at all.

    Though they might be helpful (many say they are), I don't know as I've never used them.

    For biology, make sure you base your notes off past paper answers (especially for things like lung & heart structure & disease.) Then perhaps add extra from your own booklets.

    making notes from booklets first is just gonna waste a lot of time.
    that actually sounds beneficial as the questions are all pretty much how science works. Will try this out
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    (Original post by ravat97)
    that actually sounds beneficial as the questions are all pretty much how science works. Will try this out
    In the sense that the the fundamental theory mainly first, the recall questions, and some additional stuff, then focus on the application of knowledge questions.
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    thank you for that need to buy them asap now!. when you said 3 books and all i was like wth no wonder i have to retake. .have i been living under a rock or something lol :eek3:
    (Original post by z33)
    Awh okay maybe i was exaggerating
    you need the original text book for whatever examboard you do
    the CGP revision guide


    that's the OCR one^ there's an AQA one too i believe... make sure it says "The Complete Course" because that means it's a texbook - it's really good

    then there's the CGP revision guide for your examboard

    and then THE THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU GET AN A IN BIOLOGY

    ARE YOU READY?
    Spoiler:
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    this book^ has all the content for every examboard for AS (there's an A2 one too) and it's got a key to show you which topic comes up in which one and it's got a good amount of detail and a good way of explaining things. So whatever examboard you do ^ that book is amazing - definitely get it

    my friend got it for 1p on eBay - another got it for £2 - very cheap
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    (Original post by ravat97)
    thank you for that need to buy them asap now!. when you said 3 books and all i was like wth no wonder i have to retake. .have i been living under a rock or something lol :eek3:
    Hahaha sorry lol but yeah those books really do help deffo give them a try! good luck
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    In my opinion, a revision guide is more useful than the textbook... textbooks can content an overwhelming amount of knowledge which isn't always necessary.

    Make sure you get a revision guide for your specific exam board and not a generalized one.

    Good luck! If you need any help then feel free to PM, I am currently doing A2 Biology on Edexcel.
 
 
 
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