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    * Useful websites: (use a combination of 2 or more websites and your textbook to make condensed notes)


    ~ Miss Estruch Biology - https://missestruch.wordpress.com/new-a-level/ (Specimen papers (1st and 2nd set), model answers, podcasts, videos and articles!)
    ~ Tailored Tutors http://academy.tailoredtutors.co.uk/p/tt-free-trial
    ~ TechnocratNotes - http://technocratnotes.com
    ~ Biotutor - http://www.thebiotutor.com
    ~ mrsmillersblog - https://mrsmillersblog.wordpress.com/as-biology/
    ~ Physics and Maths Tutor - http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...n/a-level-aqa/
    ~ Biologymad - http://www.biologymad.com/master.htm.../asbiology.htm
    ~ vbio - http://vbio.weebly.com/aqa-unit-1-revision-pack.html
    ~ Examstutor - http://www.examstutor.com/biology/re...room/index.php
    ~ M Rothery - http://www.mrothery.co.uk
    ~ Biologyguide - http://www.biologyguide.net
    ~ S-cool - http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/biology
    ~ Biology - Innovation - http://www.biology-innovation.co.uk
    ~ Sciencemathsmaster - http://sciencemathsmaster.weebly.com/biology.html
    ~ brilliant biology student - http://brilliantbiologystudent.weebly.com
    ~ mybiochem - https://mybiochem.wordpress.com/2011/01/
    ~ Ivyroses - http://www.ivyroses.com/Revise/Biology/index.php
    ~ Physicsmadeeasy - https://physicsmadeeasy.wordpress.co...notes/enzymes/
    ~http://www.nobraintoosmall.co.nz/htm...ogy_cells.html
    ~ Biology4Kids - http://www.biology4kids.com/files/cell_centriole.html
    ~ http://technocratnotes.com/wp-conten...-Enzymes-1.pdf
    - Biology4alevel (good notes for AS + A2) http://biology4alevel.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/all-in-one-as-biology-handwriting-notes.html




    * YouTube channels:


    ~ myALevelBiology
    ~ A-Level Science Revision
    ~ Mr Pollock
    ~ Beverly Biology
    ~ Tailored Tutors
    ~ Alevel videos
    ~ Amoeba sisters
    ~ Crashcourse
    ~ Revisify- A Level Biology Revision



    Advice, Tips and Tricks on YouTube!!!

    - Revision with Eve: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCD2h_...naayedg/videos
    - UnJaded Jade: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC4-uObu-mfafJyxxZFEwbvQ
    - Chidera Ota: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCeq4iBads31CT551gDJND5A
    - Nissy Tee: https://m.youtube.com/user/NissyTee




    * Revision methods:


    ~ Revision notes
    ~ Flashcards
    ~ Summaries
    ~ Posters
    ~ Flipbooks
    ~ Mindmaps
    ~ Teach it!



    BiologyAnimations

    http://highered.mheducation.com/olc/dl/120060/ravenanimation.html

    http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animation.html




    * QUIZLET

    - AS + A2 revision cards for Chem + Bio: https://quizlet.com/RebeccaM_648


    - AS Bio Flashcards - https://www.freezingblue.com/flashcards/print_preview.cgi?cardsetID=1895 02


    Notes and Pastpapers

    - Medicmind - http://www.medicmind.co.uk/resources.html



    * AS Bio Cheat Sheet

    ~ https://gallery.mailchimp.com/38bb12...red_Tutors.pdf




    Unit 1 Videos

    ~ Intro to Carbohydrates: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...0#/questions/1
    ~ Polymers of Carbohydrates: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2cx3O_af-SQ
    ~ Enzyme question: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...ectures/948521
    ~ ATP: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...ectures/799053


    Unit 2 Videos

    ~ Eukaryotic cell structure: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...ectures/828316
    ~ Magnification: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=308je3l9Vn0
    ~ Methods of studying cells - Microscopes: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...ectures/847949
    ~ Mitosis and cancer: http://tailored-tutors.teachable.com...ectures/847952

    Unit 3 Videos

    ~ Digestion and absorption: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aQprTQ4MLVY


    Unit 4 Videos

    ~ Meiosis: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ppBtMeRiEO


    * Some of the links do not work but you can find more free videos on the Tailored Tutors YT channel!


    * Calculations:


    ~ https://missestruch.files.wordpress....as-answers.pdf

    Revision tips:

    http://www.themedicportal.com/top-3-...327a-196978225




    * Memory techniques

    ~ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rFIK5gutHKM



    * Practicals guidance:


    ~ Biology Practical Activities and Revision- YouTube channel for practicals
    ~ http://mccscience.yolasite.com/biology.php
    ~ http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...NDORSEMENT.PDF
    ~ http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...-7402-PHBK.PDF


    * Apps:


    ~ Gojimo (great app!!)
    ~ Cell World (only available on Android devices)
    ~ Revision World
    ~ Show me (video tutorials)
    ~ Slideshare (revision slides, practicals)
    ~ Scribd (revision notes, practical notes)
    ~ https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.app&hl=en_GB
    ~ A level Biology app (available for android devices)


    * Interests:


    ~ New Scientist
    ~ Biological Sciences Review - https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/me...ogy-Reveiw.pdf
    ~ TED talks - Biology http://www.thebiotutor.com/ted-talks.html
    ~ Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html
    ~ The Lancet http://www.thelancet.com
    ~ Bionet
    ~ Wellcome Collection - http://wellcomecollection.org/whats-on
    ~ Plotr
    ~ Resources for EPQ - http://www.manchester.ac.uk/connect/...ect/resources/




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    Im resitting this because i kinda got an E in bio last year.
    I just make notes from the book and then test my knowledge on exam papers. Although I would not recommend taking my advice cos its obvious i've been doing something wrong lol.
    I revised for about 2 hours a day. Biology is just about repetition. Keep at it and it will stick in your head.
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    I'm retaking BIOL1 this year as I got a B in it last year and wanna bump up my UMS this year to secure an A, in the case that I don't get an A* at A2.

    My advice would be to initially learn the topics one by one; after this only memorise in detail (understanding them properly would be good too, as you may have to relate particular information to other questions, but if you find them too hard then just memorise them) the 5 mark question topics (lungs, heart, immune system, microscopy etc) as these ones hold two 5 mark questions every year and if you can memorise them off by heart then they're an easy 10 marks. I wouldnt spend hours and hours memorising in detail other smaller topics just do past papers, tons of them. After a while you pick up what you need to know for organelles, enzymes and other smaller topics and you'll be getting the 2-3 mark questions correct everytime.

    I cannot stress how important past papers are, mixed with flash card methods (diagrams for cells and structure of the heart) as these helped me so much to understand the exam technique and get little bits of important information memorised. Best of luck everyone, Jack.
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    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    Has anyone started revising for the upcoming as bio exams?

    ☆ If so how do you revise for the bio exams
    ☆ Any revision techniques that work for you
    ☆ How long do you revise for?
    ☆ Do you need to create a revision timetable?

    The BIOL1 exam is on the 26th May. Excuse me for the wrong date.
    I found this website. called www.technocratnotes.com . I found it very useful for biology. can you add it to your original post so that anyone who finds out about this thread knows about this.
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    (Original post by nickg15b)
    I found this website. called www.technocratnotes.com . I found it very useful for biology. can you add it to your original post so that anyone who finds out about this thread knows about this.
    Yeah, sure!
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    I found these notes they seem pretty worthy of the original post. I found these notes quite useful Not sure where they came from my teacher just gave them to me

    http://technocratnotes.com/wp-conten...nd-Paper-2.pdf
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    (Original post by Jackmilne95)
    I'm retaking BIOL1 this year as I got a B in it last year and wanna bump up my UMS this year to secure an A, in the case that I don't get an A* at A2.

    My advice would be to initially learn the topics one by one; after this only memorise in detail (understanding them properly would be good too, as you may have to relate particular information to other questions, but if you find them too hard then just memorise them) the 5 mark question topics (lungs, heart, immune system, microscopy etc) as these ones hold two 5 mark questions every year and if you can memorise them off by heart then they're an easy 10 marks. I wouldnt spend hours and hours memorising in detail other smaller topics just do past papers, tons of them. After a while you pick up what you need to know for organelles, enzymes and other smaller topics and you'll be getting the 2-3 mark questions correct everytime.

    I cannot stress how important past papers are, mixed with flash card methods (diagrams for cells and structure of the heart) as these helped me so much to understand the exam technique and get little bits of important information memorised. Best of luck everyone, Jack.
    I'm re-sitting BIOL1 for the exact same reason! are you planning on just doing past papers? or making new notes of the whole unit?
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    (Original post by theuglyfish)
    I found these notes they seem pretty worthy of the original post. I found these notes quite useful Not sure where they came from my teacher just gave them to me

    http://technocratnotes.com/wp-conten...nd-Paper-2.pdf
    Omg you have those notes as well!!! they are so good. they are the ultimate revision aid at the moment I am converting the notes I wrote on them to revision guides, it is such an effective way to learn/ revise!!
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    this exam is gonna be tough without past papers to revise from ;-;
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    Please help how do i work out b(i) Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1460408694.321705.jpg
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    4.9 I believe. How I got it? 1/s * 10^2 so 1/21.3 *10^2. Hope it helps
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    Anyone know what the difference is between paper 1 and paper 2 for aqa AS biology exams?
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    (Original post by cindy_obasa)
    Anyone know what the difference is between paper 1 and paper 2 for aqa AS biology exams?
    What do you mean by paper 1 and 2? Do u mean unit 1 and 2 papers?
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    (Original post by Jackmilne95)
    What do you mean by paper 1 and 2? Do u mean unit 1 and 2 papers?
    It's the new specification, so all the topics are incorporated into the two papers, so I wanted to know the difference between the two papers, whether one paper was more of recall or application questions.
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    (Original post by cindy_obasa)
    It's the new specification, so all the topics are incorporated into the two papers, so I wanted to know the difference between the two papers, whether one paper was more of recall or application questions.
    Oh ok. Well on the spec there doesnt seem to be any differences at all. Are you only taking AS?
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    (Original post by cindy_obasa)
    It's the new specification, so all the topics are incorporated into the two papers, so I wanted to know the difference between the two papers, whether one paper was more of recall or application questions.
    Have you checked out the specimen papers? They should help u
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/scien...ment-resources
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    (Original post by cindy_obasa)
    It's the new specification, so all the topics are incorporated into the two papers, so I wanted to know the difference between the two papers, whether one paper was more of recall or application questions.
    We just did the Teacher-Only spec papers for a mock and Paper 2 is very practical knowledge based and Paper 1 is content knowledge based.
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    (Original post by DrNippleson)
    We just did the Teacher-Only spec papers for a mock and Paper 2 is very practical knowledge based and Paper 1 is content knowledge based.
    I also had my mocks this week! And they used the specimen papers only available for teachers! Yeah most of it were practical based and there weren't many calculation questions either. Only 10% for calculations and it seems we're going to get 50% application questions and 40% for knowledge this year.
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    Protein digestion and absorption - New Spec style questions


    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...EIN-DIGEST.PDF
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    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    Proteindigestion and absorption - New Spec style questions


    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...EIN-DIGEST.PDF
    good revision can you add this to your list phttps://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.app&hl=en_GB so that any new ppl to the thread see this. thanks
 
 
 
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