Revision guides for a level bio and chem

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mariah1242
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I really want to buy a revision guide for Biology and Chemistry. I just want to know do you guys think this is a good idea or is it better just to stick with class notes?
And if you do think revision guides are a good idea which ones did you get?
I preferably want one that include key definition too.

I am doing Biology and Chemistry OCR A for both and I'm doing the new spec as well.
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Are you GCSE or A level?
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(Original post by Sloppyjoe)
Are you GCSE or A level?
A-Level (sorry for not including that)
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I would not use the biology textbook, I take AQA and their book is waffle and crap. I'd use google research for in-depth knowledge, it really pays off to go and explore around the subject area.
Chemistry; since it being a more maths based science you should use your own notes and google. Lots of past papers are a great tool for revision. I learned that the papers do not care about your knowledge but rather the way you approach certain questions. Just learn the "phrases/ key terms" that award marks. e.g. in biology - "enzyme-substrate complex". Look at mark schemes too! Look how little they write in them but they give you so much space in the exam papers. If it's 3 marks it, it is worth 3 sentences.
I have bought the CGP revision guides... they are just for revision and do not cover all the spec. I have my class notes which are excellent. I make posters for every topic and do past papers.

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use snap revise, absolute god send
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(Original post by Sloppyjoe)
I would not use the biology textbook, I take AQA and their book is waffle and crap. I'd use google research for in-depth knowledge, it really pays off to go and explore around the subject area.
Chemistry; since it being a more maths based science you should use your own notes and google. Lots of past papers are a great tool for revision. I learned that the papers do not care about your knowledge but rather the way you approach certain questions. Just learn the "phrases/ key terms" that award marks. e.g. in biology - "enzyme-substrate complex". Look at mark schemes too! Look how little they write in them but they give you so much space in the exam papers. If it's 3 marks it, it is worth 3 sentences.
I have bought the CGP revision guides... they are just for revision and do not cover all the spec. I have my class notes which are excellent. I make posters for every topic and do past papers.

Hope this helps!
thank you so much my teacher legit said the same things as you. That the cgp books are good to just go over they're not in depth.
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use snap revise, absolute god send
will definitely try that out!!
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