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    Hey there, I'm in year 12 studying the three sciences and maths for A-levels. I've agreed to take part in the BBO this month (aimed at year 13, but put forward by my teacher) and even though I've looked over some of the more advanced content and looked at the sample paper, I'm still unsure about how to approach it. Does anyone have any gems of advice they can give me? Any constructive advice is much appreciated!
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    i did it in year 12 and was highly commended ( idk what that means i just know i got a certificate)
    basically just look at some past papers and thats all you can do and you get used to how a lot of questions are answered
    and when you get to a qs that is aimed at year 13 read all the answers and make a sensible guess like if it was something like how many people died in a plague don't randomly guess 10 billion ( not a bio qs but i think you can see my point)
    just don't stress about it, its for fun and you can do it again next year
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    (Original post by IcyHawk)
    Hey there, I'm in year 12 studying the three sciences and maths for A-levels. I've agreed to take part in the BBO this month (aimed at year 13, but put forward by my teacher) and even though I've looked over some of the more advanced content and looked at the sample paper, I'm still unsure about how to approach it. Does anyone have any gems of advice they can give me? Any constructive advice is much appreciated!
    The only way to know how to answer the question is to get used to them, by doing past papers. Read over some A2 stuff, try out some exam papers (for A-level) then move on to BBO past papers (it's what I did at least).

    I would personally advice for those in yr12 to do in during yr13, since A LOT of questions that pop up are in the A2 syllabus, so it'd be difficult to get higher than a Bronze if you haven't taught yourself those topics.
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    (Original post by CrystalSalvatore)
    i did it in year 12 and was highly commended ( idk what that means i just know i got a certificate)
    basically just look at some past papers and thats all you can do and you get used to how a lot of questions are answered
    and when you get to a qs that is aimed at year 13 read all the answers and make a sensible guess like if it was something like how many people died in a plague don't randomly guess 10 billion ( not a bio qs but i think you can see my point)
    just don't stress about it, its for fun and you can do it again next year
    I keep forgetting that I have another two tries at it; this summer and this time next year. (sidenote, thanks for replying ^^)
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    The only way to know how to answer the question is to get used to them, by doing past papers. Read over some A2 stuff, try out some exam papers (for A-level) then move on to BBO past papers (it's what I did at least).

    I would personally advice for those in yr12 to do in during yr13, since A LOT of questions that pop up are in the A2 syllabus, so it'd be difficult to get higher than a Bronze if you haven't taught yourself those topics.
    I'm trying to teach them to myself right now, and I'm just having a go to get a feel for it and to see what it's like in preparation for the summer and this time next year.

    (thanks for replying though :grin:)
 
 
 
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