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    OCR Biology A, A Level Exam Dates
    • H420/1 Biological processes (2h 15min) Mon 12 June pm
    • H420/2 Biological diversity (2h 15min) Tue 20 June am
    • H420/3 Unified Biology (1h 30min) Mon 26 June am

    Couldn't find a thread that had already started for the OCR Biology A exam for year 2, but I think it's a good idea to be thinking about the exam right through the year for top grades!

    Spec:

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171736-...ogy-a-h420.pdf

    Specimen papers:
    • Biological processes

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171737-...-materials.pdf
    • Biological diversity

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171738-...-materials.pdf
    • Unified Biology

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/171739-...-materials.pdf


    Resourses:


    Let's work together! Know any great resources for revision? Let me know and I'll update this post.
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    I am really not looking forward to the biological diversity paper...
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    I am really not looking forward to the biological diversity paper...
    unified one looks like a killer tbh
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Wow you guys are determined!! How are you keeping up with the as revision? What textbooks do you/did you use and what mark did you get on the as papers?
    AS revision is proving harder than I thought. i haven't seen much overlap yet with as and a2, so a lot more extra work.
    I got an A on both papers last year, but not as high as I would have liked
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    Can you recommend any good resources for OCR Biology as I'm struggling with A2
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    (Original post by SarahCroydon)
    Can you recommend any good resources for OCR Biology as I'm struggling with A2
    have a look at this: http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...a-level-ocr-a/
    I haven't had a good look at it yet for a proper recommendation, but I will be soon! i'll let you know what i think of it when i do.

    hope this helps xx
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    (Original post by CutieTootsie)
    have a look at this: http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...a-level-ocr-a/
    I haven't had a good look at it yet for a proper recommendation, but I will be soon! i'll let you know what i think of it when i do.

    hope this helps xx
    great - so kind of you
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    hello there,
    i wanted to add that a great revising website is http://www.thebiotutor.com/a2-notes1.html
    i am inspired to become a medical student, so i am trying my best to get a grade A, even though i got a B last year and I revised hard lol.
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    (Original post by Awsomedude)
    hello there,
    i wanted to add that a great revising website is http://www.thebiotutor.com/a2-notes1.html
    i am inspired to become a medical student, so i am trying my best to get a grade A, even though i got a B last year and I revised hard lol.
    Awesome! I'll add it when I get onto a computer
    Have you applied this year? I'm a medicine applicant too


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    Really good link thx!

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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Really good link thx!

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    No problem
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    (Original post by CutieTootsie)
    No problem
    I have a few questions if you dont mind answering:
    1) are we going to be tested on the pag content in the exams? (Im doing AS btw..)
    2) i was doing some of the questions on physandmaths tutor (practical unit 1 question). And it wanted you to know how to use microscope. (Do you need to know about the steps of using it?/ is it lokely to come up in the new spec cuz it doent specifically ask on mine - OCR)

    Im also struggling with some application e.g. about preparing slides that are not on the textbook...

    How did you manage to get used to answering them?

    And is it a good idea to do the topic questions after i finish a chapter of revision?
    Or should i leave it till the end of the module?
    (What worked best for you?)

    Sorry for asking too many questions
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    (Original post by CutieTootsie)
    No problem
    Please reply
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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    I have a few questions if you dont mind answering:
    1) are we going to be tested on the pag content in the exams? (Im doing AS btw..)
    2) i was doing some of the questions on physandmaths tutor (practical unit 1 question). And it wanted you to know how to use microscope. (Do you need to know about the steps of using it?/ is it lokely to come up in the new spec cuz it doent specifically ask on mine - OCR)

    Im also struggling with some application e.g. about preparing slides that are not on the textbook...

    How did you manage to get used to answering them?

    And is it a good idea to do the topic questions after i finish a chapter of revision?
    Or should i leave it till the end of the module?
    (What worked best for you?)

    Sorry for asking too many questions
    1. Yes
    2. No (follow the spec and tick off as you go along)

    To answer your question, I still haven't gotten used to answering Biology questions 😂 I'm still working on it!

    I plan to do all end of topic questions (I suggest you do the same) 😊 Hope this helps!
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    Really helps!
    Thank you so much!!!!

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    Anyone know of any good websites with exam questions specifically for the new spec content (not specimen papers, i'm saving those!)? It would literally be so much help!! Also, if you know of any books to work from that would also be amazing.

    I've been using physics and maths tutor and it's good but I've found that I have to keep skipping questions as I'm not sure that it's in our spec, for example they have a huge amount of questions on 'temperature regulation' which is a teeny tiny part of our course?? Alongside another bit on 'muscles, skeleton and locomotion which i'm pretty sure relates to sliding filament model and nada else? Would u agree or do I just need to look at the spec better haha!

    Thankyou!!
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    I've been finding biology really interesting this year

    Granted, I haven't reached the ecosystems part yet, but I've loved what I've done so far.
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    Doesn't OCR also put a practice paper as well? Other than the specimen papers there should be another set of practice papers for Biological Processes, Diversiy and unified. Anyone have access to those papers?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    I've been finding biology really interesting this year

    Granted, I haven't reached the ecosystems part yet, but I've loved what I've done so far.
    Ecosystems are so crap! 💩
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    I've been finding biology really interesting this year

    Granted, I haven't reached the ecosystems part yet, but I've loved what I've done so far.
    Me too:five:

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