Why is A level Biology easy but Hard!!!

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Like it is relatively straight forward to learn and understand the content. To actually then get As in the past papers and actual exam is a different story. The application questions and most questions in general are quite tricky.

Does anyone understand? I really need an A in this subject too. (Im in yr13)
(got a B at AS)
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(Original post by bobwibbles)
Like it is relatively straight forward to learn and understand the content. To actually then get As in the past papers and actual exam is a different story. The application questions and most questions in general are quite tricky.

Does anyone understand? I really need an A in this subject too. (Im in yr13)
(got a B at AS)
It's hard because there's a **** tonne to learn. Besides that, there's also the extremely pedantic mark scheme; notice how it's artificially used to make biology harder to get a good grade in? You just need to practise past papers and keep reading regularly. After that, even the application questions on past papers will become familiar, as you'll soon realise they're rehashed questions with alternative wording.

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(Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
It's hard because there's a **** tonne to learn. Besides that, there's also the extremely pedantic mark scheme; notice how it's artificially used to make biology harder to get a good grade in? You just need to practise past papers and keep reading regularly. After that, even the application questions on past papers will become familiar, as you'll soon realise they're rehashed questions with alternative wording.

Best of luck.
That is exactly how I would describe the mark scheme it is too specific and just too picky. The fact that you said even the application questions will become familiar gives quite a bit of hope. Ill be so gutted if I dont get the AAA after Yr13.... Dont let me down biology.

Thanks for the guidance!
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(Original post by bobwibbles)
Like it is relatively straight forward to learn and understand the content. To actually then get As in the past papers and actual exam is a different story. The application questions and most questions in general are quite tricky.

Does anyone understand? I really need an A in this subject too. (Im in yr13)
(got a B at AS)
Because examiners are picky, as well as the mark scheme (AQA is the worst exam board for this subject). I got above 90% in my AS exams, except the practical since I've spent such a long time remembering the mark scheme on top of learning the content. Then at A2, it got worse content wise.
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Because examiners are picky, as well as the mark scheme (AQA is the worst exam board for this subject). I got above 90% in my AS exams, except the practical since I've spent such a long time remembering the mark scheme on top of learning the content. Then at A2, it got worse content wise.
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(Original post by kkboyk)
Because examiners are picky, as well as the mark scheme (AQA is the worst exam board for this subject). I got above 90% in my AS exams, except the practical since I've spent such a long time remembering the mark scheme on top of learning the content. Then at A2, it got worse content wise.
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