I'm in Year 13 and need to get an A in Biology this year for Uni. Got an A at AS but this year it's gotten a lot harder, was wondering if anyone had any tips for learning and revision please? Thanks!
A Level Biology Revision
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- 18-10-2016 16:13
I got an A in Biology and am currently on a gap year.😃
Firstly, I think getting the "big picture" is pretty important. You don't need to be very familiar with the details on every page but you should know exactly what is included in each topic and why the topic is structured this way.
After finding the connections, you will know why you are study certain concepts. Take an Edexcel AS topic for example: Learning membrane structure, genetic mutations, transport across membrane and the structure of lung is the foundation of understanding cystic fibrosis. Keeping this in mind when learning can help you develop a logical way of thinking because you will know what problems you'll be dealing with in the end.
The other important preparation for exams is doing the past papers. This is a crucial part. My biology teacher was really incredible since she matched every question in past papers to each chapter or even every single question in the biology textbook. You can do the same yourself, then you can just recite the answers on mark scheme to improve the clarity of your own answers.
Just work hard and stop worrying too much. You'll be fine😊 These tips work for me but can be horrible for you, so maybe it is always better to discover your own way.
Good luck and hopefully you get an A* in August.
Feel free to ask me if you have any other questions.