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Im doing OCR A biology and Im struggling at the moment i feel as if I know the content but when it comes to exams ill end up doing something wrong. How do you guys revise for biology?
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Oh hey! I'm also doing OCR A Biology. How much topic wise have you revised
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Oh hey! I'm also doing OCR A Biology. How much topic wise have you revised
Well I've covered all of module 2 and 3. Im just really stuggling to grasp biomolecules, biomembranes and cell divsion.
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Well I've covered all of module 2 and 3. Im just really stuggling to grasp biomolecules, biomembranes and cell divsion.
Hello, I studied my A-level biology 3 years ago. I am now on placement from uni as a college biology technician. These are some ideas I've picked up from how they teach these topics.

Biomolecules - draw the structures of all of the molecules that you have to learn and stick them on your wall. Make some brief notes of put with each molecules and stick those on your wall too. It's the kind of topic you just have to keep going over until it is well and truley stuck in your head.

Biomembranes - I remember making a 3D biomembrane with all the different types of membrane protein. It really helped me to visualise it.

Cell division - try creating the different stages out of plasticine. Also, draw picture of the different stages and try to putting them in order and saying what happens at each stage.

Hope this helps!
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Hello, I studied my A-level biology 3 years ago. I am now on placement from uni as a college biology technician. These are some ideas I've picked up from how they teach these topics.

Biomolecules - draw the structures of all of the molecules that you have to learn and stick them on your wall. Make some brief notes of put with each molecules and stick those on your wall too. It's the kind of topic you just have to keep going over until it is well and truley stuck in your head.

Biomembranes - I remember making a 3D biomembrane with all the different types of membrane protein. It really helped me to visualise it.

Cell division - try creating the different stages out of plasticine. Also, draw picture of the different stages and try to putting them in order and saying what happens at each stage.

Hope this helps!
Thankkk youuu so much and do you have any advice for improving exam techniques as well?
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AS or A2 lvl?
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AS or A2 lvl?
we dont do AS exams anymore but yeah i guess AS
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Well I've covered all of module 2 and 3. Im just really stuggling to grasp biomolecules, biomembranes and cell divsion.
I agree I would consider completing your notes for that section and make revision cards. And read your notes before you go sleep / or revise using revision cards on the go. Watch videos to thoroughly understand, they're quite helpful!
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Im doing OCR A biology and Im sturggling at the moment i feel as if I know the content but when it comes to exams ill end up doing something wrong. How do you guys revise for biology?
I'm strugglng too ngl. To revise for Biology atm I'm making/learning flashcards and I find watching videos really useful. Someone made Biology videos on YouTube, it's for the old spec but it all links to our spec tbh and it was good for last minute revision.
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I'm strugglng too ngl. To revise for Biology atm I'm making/learning flashcards and I find watching videos really useful. Someone made Biology videos on YouTube, it's for the old spec but it all links to our spec tbh and it was good for last minute revision.
Really?? please could you tell me their channel? thankyouuuu
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I agree I would consider completing your notes for that section and make revision cards. And read your notes before you go sleep / or revise using revision cards on the go. Watch videos to thoroughly understand, they're quite helpful!
All my notes are completed i think its my exam technique its not good atm.
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Thankkk youuu so much and do you have any advice for improving exam techniques as well?
Probably make sure you know what is wanted from the different types of question eg name, state, describe, explain etc.

Do all of the past papers and pay a lot of attention to the mark scheme. I found the examiner reports really useful!
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