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Is it true that only memorising only gets you a B ?
Can someone please tell me more ways to improve so I can get a A or A*
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Is it true that only memorising only gets you a B ?
Can someone please tell me more ways to improve so I can get a A or A*
There's a lot of things to factor in when trying to revise and get the best grades possible. One of the main things, especially for A-level Biology, is learning the exam technique. You could write down the correct answer, but lose marks simply because you haven't written it in the correct way, explained it well it enough or missed a key point. The best thing you can do is practise by doing the past papers, then looking over at the mark schemes to see where you can pick up marks.

In terms of learning methods, memorising is important, especially when you have to regurgitate definitions or explanations. Understanding is also important for when you come across particular procedures or processes. You are also more likely to remember specifics if you understand the topics.
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There's a lot of things to factor in when trying to revise and get the best grades possible. One of the main things, especially for A-level Biology, is learning the exam technique. You could write down the correct answer, but lose marks simply because you haven't written it in the correct way, explained it well it enough or missed a key point. The best thing you can do is practise by doing the past papers, then looking over at the mark schemes to see where you can pick up marks.

In terms of learning methods, memorising is important, especially when you have to regurgitate definitions or explanations. Understanding is also important for when you come across particular procedures or processes. You are also more likely to remember specifics if you understand the topics.
^All of this

and,

in A-level Human Biology (AQA), and I'm pretty sure in all A-level Biology exams, a huge chunk of the marks is for application. So if you write some notes and memorise them, or memorise the textbook, then you will struggle to answer the types of questions where you have to apply concepts and theories as opposed to those where you simply have to regurgitate.

If you make an effort to actually understand what you learn then you don't actually need to "memorise" it, it will just come to you
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There's a lot of things to factor in when trying to revise and get the best grades possible. One of the main things, especially for A-level Biology, is learning the exam technique. You could write down the correct answer, but lose marks simply because you haven't written it in the correct way, explained it well it enough or missed a key point. The best thing you can do is practise by doing the past papers, then looking over at the mark schemes to see where you can pick up marks.

In terms of learning methods, memorising is important, especially when you have to regurgitate definitions or explanations. Understanding is also important for when you come across particular procedures or processes. You are also more likely to remember specifics if you understand the topics.
thanks a lot
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