Florencebeihn
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I have just taken my last GCSEs this year and I have found my sciences fairly easy so I decided to take up GCSE biology in college. I'm very good at biology but I have little confidence in maths even though I was on the higher paper at gcse since the board added more topics for us to learn late in the year. I know I've down badly in maths and I'm scared it that biology will be too hard for me because of the maths work in the subject. Is there a lot of maths and should I practise before I go to college?

Thank you for the advice.
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(Original post by Florencebeihn)
I have just taken my last GCSEs this year and I have found my sciences fairly easy so I decided to take up GCSE biology in college. I'm very good at biology but I have little confidence in maths even though I was on the higher paper at gcse since the board added more topics for us to learn late in the year. I know I've down badly in maths and I'm scared it that biology will be too hard for me because of the maths work in the subject. Is there a lot of maths and should I practise before I go to college?

Thank you for the advice.
Maths makes up 10% of the marks in the exams. You can buy the CGP book "essential math skills for A Level biology" which could help you out.

Word of advice: don't take biology just because you found science easy at school. It's really different at A Level and it's a lot more difficult. Rather, you should take the subject because you enjoy it and have a genuine interest in it.
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Most of Biology A level maths is basic percentage changes, frequency/stats tests, standard deviation and stuff however some can be a bit tricky.
I also really struggled with maths in biology a level but kinda just learnt it, its nothing too complicated. It probably varies slightly with different exam boards.
Good luck Also theres some data analysis and stuff which isn't always maths but kinda of based of maths you have to interpret which can be alright but sometimes difficult.
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Maths is not so hard in Biology, but Biology itself is incredibly hard. Especially this new specificatio is killing. Take care!
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Thanks for the responses, I chose biology with geography and psychology because I want to learn and hopefully work on the environment in the future👍 I will definitely get a start on revision now and order the maths book.
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