So I'm doing Edexcel Biology Salters Nuffield and found AS-level fairly difficult. But now looking at the material for A2 I already feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I will need to remember. How is it possible to remember everything from AS as well as learning/remembering everything in A2?
Looking at the material for A2 Biology... Why is there so much content?!! Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-08-2016 11:42
- 11-08-2016 20:40
It seems like a lot, and it is - but focus on understanding the concepts and if they make sense to you extra details are all you need to actively work on.
- 12-08-2016 16:04
Whoop! I did salters Nuffield as well!!! at the time it felt like a lot to me as well, but now comparing it to Medicine. My first term of first year had the same amount as all of AS and A2 biology, but I guess that's just how it is. My advice for you is to do little and often throughout the year. Review the pages in the textbook before you have a lesson in that topic, focus on the lesson, then when you go home review the material again. Then over the weekend quickly review that work again for 10-15 minutes or more if you feel the need to.
To get some navigation, as there's so much and sometimes it feels like you don't know where to begin, my top tip would be to get the specification on the Edexcel website and use each point as a heading and answer it using your class notes, textbook and past paper mark scheme. Salters textbook definitely has a lot of extra context fluff that you don't necessarily need to know for the exam, so whilst some of the stuff is interesting to read about, use your specification to see exactly what you need to know.