To all those who got an A*/A in OCR A biology this year

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    Which revision book did you use? Thanks. Also what was your revision technique? When did you start doing past papers?
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    Following this thread- I got myself up from a U to a D after really struggling but now I've got my learning technique sorted I need extra tips to get a B/C next year
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Following this thread- I got myself up from a U to a D after really struggling but now I've got my learning technique sorted I need extra tips to get a B/C next year
    What technique did you use? I made flashcards using the CGP book and got a B in AS level this year so that didn't work. Maybe I started making them too late.
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    What technique did you use? I made flashcards using the CGP book and got a B in AS level this year so that didn't work. Maybe I started making them too late.
    Exactly the same as you! What was your GCSE grade/mock grade? I'm pretty proud that I got onto the A2 course tbh. I realised tha technique way too late after I wore myself out from just re-writing the whole text book in my notes and hoping that would work September-April. Tempted to buy the A2 book and start making flashcards now to make life easier when we go back in September...
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    (Original post by ImagineCats)
    Exactly the same as you! What was your GCSE grade/mock grade? I'm pretty proud that I got onto the A2 course tbh. I realised tha technique way too late after I wore myself out from just re-writing the whole text book in my notes and hoping that would work September-April. Tempted to buy the A2 book and start making flashcards now to make life easier when we go back in September...
    Got A at GCSE but didn't revise at all. What about you? And yes I've started that already haha
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    I got an A* in OCR A Biology this year (I got 572/600 ums overall, 298/300 ums at A2) - I used the green traditional textbook in combination with the purple textbook, the reason being that the green book often goes into greater depth on some topics that are only brushed over in the purple book, and vice versa, too - e.g. the purple book includes loads on DNA sequencing, the green book much more on applications of urine tests... So that's what I did.

    Also... I would print off the specification objectives list and answer every single point, e.g. 'explain how an action potential is generated and transmitted' hence testing my knowledge and understanding very thoroughly for any gaps or possible improvements, e.g. additional keywords... and here I am with A*AA at A level going to UCL to do BSc Biomedical Sciences!
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    (Original post by JoePhillips)
    I got an A* in OCR A Biology this year (I got 572/600 ums overall, 298/300 ums at A2) - I used the green traditional textbook in combination with the purple textbook, the reason being that the green book often goes into greater depth on some topics that are only brushed over in the purple book, and vice versa, too - e.g. the purple book includes loads on DNA sequencing, the green book much more on applications of urine tests... So that's what I did.

    Also... I would print off the specification objectives list and answer every single point, e.g. 'explain how an action potential is generated and transmitted' hence testing my knowledge and understanding very thoroughly for any gaps or possible improvements, e.g. additional keywords... and here I am with A*AA at A level going to UCL to do BSc Biomedical Sciences!
    wow well done man. I'm not sure about which books you mean, please could you link me them? and thanks a lot, good luck for your first year.
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    (Original post by manlike99)
    wow well done man. I'm not sure about which books you mean, please could you link me them? and thanks a lot, good luck for your first year.
    Safe man, that's kind of you to say

    The links are here:

    Green textbook: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/30196...ype=pla&crdt=0

    Purple textbook: http://www.bookdepository.com/OCR-A2..._9MaApfI8P8HAQ

    HOWEVER the syllabus has changed now with the new 2016 spec so take this with a pinch of salt!
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    thanks a lot mate hopefully there'll be a new one
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    Anybody know if new versions of the purple textbook are out for the new syllabus? We have new ones that are green (not sure if they're the same), is it worth getting the purple textbook as well?
 
 
 
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