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    (Original post by Philip-flop)
    Is it possible to learn everything for A-level Biology from a CGP revision guide??
    I'm afraid not CGP is just summarising you have to know your stuff before using it I advise learning from the textbook and your teachers notes

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    (Original post by goal101)
    I'm afraid not CGP is just summarising you have to know your stuff before using it I advise learning from the textbook and your teachers notes

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    How would one go about self-teaching though?
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    Yes you can. Make concise notes from the spec using your revision guide, but if you don't understand anything you should go to a textbook for further info. After that just do past papers and you'll be fine.
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    If you're just going to look through the revision guide, don't expect to achieve those top grades. There's a reason why they're called 'revision guides' - the information you find there are not as detailed and as thorough as you'd find on textbooks. However, there are some very useful websites you could use for your study, like http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/biology.
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    (Original post by Philip-flop)
    How would one go about self-teaching though?
    Definitely use the textbook and ppqs and you could refer to CGP after your revision which could jog your memory. Hope this helps

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    (Original post by honour)
    If you're just going to look through the revision guide, don't expect to achieve those top grades. There's a reason why they're called 'revision guides' - the information you find there are not as detailed and as thorough as you'd find on textbooks. However, there are some very useful websites you could use for your study, like http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/biology.
    I ask because last year I made tonnes of notes from reading the endorsed Edexcel Biology Salter's Nuffield textbook and finding material online but still found myself struggling for AS! I felt like I wasted a lot of time reading the endorsed textbook because there was so much irrelevant content (it rambles on too much). I then purchased a CGP revision book a month before the exam and learned so much more from that than I did from the endorsed textbook.

    There's got to be a study method than reading through the endorsed textbook, making notes, and re-reading those notes? Any advice would be really appreciated
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    (Original post by goal101)
    Definitely use the textbook and ppqs and you could refer to CGP after your revision which could jog your memory. Hope this helps

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    watching youtube videos might help
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    (Original post by HopelessMedic)
    Yes you can. Make concise notes from the spec using your revision guide, but if you don't understand anything you should go to a textbook for further info. After that just do past papers and you'll be fine.
    Awesome! That's what I was thinking! I wasted so much time last year trying to read every single page of the endorsed textbook when I could have spent time reading content that's condensed into a CGP book and use the endorsed textbook as another reference

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    watching youtube videos might help
    Thank you! I found that watching videos for AS helped me out a lot
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    (Original post by Philip-flop)
    I ask because last year I made tonnes of notes from reading the endorsed Edexcel Biology Salter's Nuffield textbook and finding material online but still found myself struggling for AS! I felt like I wasted a lot of time reading the endorsed textbook because there was so much irrelevant content (it rambles on too much). I then purchased a CGP revision book a month before the exam and learned so much more from that than I did from the endorsed textbook.

    There's got to be a study method than reading through the endorsed textbook, making notes, and re-reading those notes? Any advice would be really appreciated
    I see what you're trying to say. Sometimes textbooks do contain an awful lot of details. To be honest, it is better to read less detailed information that you can understand and remember, than looking through pages and pages of facts that don't make sense to you. So I think for you CGP revision guides are better. But don't forget the textbooks are there if you want to aim high.

    Best of luck with your study!
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    (Original post by honour)
    I see what you're trying to say. Sometimes textbooks do contain an awful lot of details. To be honest, it is better to read less detailed information that you can understand and remember, than looking through pages and pages of facts that don't make sense to you. So I think for you CGP revision guides are better. But don't forget the textbooks are there if you want to aim high.

    Best of luck with your study!
    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by Philip-flop)
    Is it possible to learn everything for A-level Biology from a CGP revision guide??
    Hi there, i would advise you to get a text book aswel as the CGP guide, i found both very useful TOGETHER. I also found youtube biology teaching videos a great help.
    Goodluck!
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    CGP also do textbooks! They don't ramble on either like most textbooks do.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    CGP also do textbooks! They don't ramble on either like most textbooks do.
    Oh really? Do CGP do a textbook for Edexcel's A-level Biology A (Salters Nuffield)??!!
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    (Original post by Philip-flop)
    Oh really? Do CGP do a textbook for Edexcel's A-level Biology A (Salters Nuffield)??!!
    No, they've only done AQA and OCR so far.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    No, they've only done AQA and OCR so far.
    Typical. I really hate being on the new Edexcel Spec!
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    (Original post by Mystelle)
    If you're just going to look through the revision guide, don't expect to achieve those top grades. There's a reason why they're called 'revision guides' - the information you find there are not as detailed and as thorough as you'd find on textbooks. However, there are some very useful websites you could use for your study, like http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/biology.
    What the **** are you talking about don't expect to achieve those top grades, as it says in the book, the CPG revision guide contains EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LEARN AND NOTHING YOU WONT, you only need to use the textbooks when you don't understand a concept so stfu.
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    (Original post by Yung_Sav)
    What the **** are you talking about don't expect to achieve those top grades, as it says in the book, the CPG revision guide contains EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO LEARN AND NOTHING YOU WONT, you only need to use the textbooks when you don't understand a concept so stfu.
    Lmfao, do yourself a favour and recheck the definition for both 'textbooks' and 'revision guides'. Otherwise, don't mind me and just use revision books for your entire revision. If you don't get all A*s, you'd only prove to yourself what a hilariously absurd point you made.
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    Well, CGP are not the best but they only make the topics easier to understand, do NOT depend on these only!
 
 
 
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