I got a B in my as internal exam and really want to get an A*. I have struggled a lot with the calculations and application questions.I am doing the new spec and wanted to get some advice as I am willing to put the work in.
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Hi, I managed to get an A* for OCR Bio A2 this year for the new spec. I got 192/270 (176 or something is the A* borderline). As for advice,
1. A level Biology is VERY memory orientated, so make sure you keep checking through your textbook / notes that you UNDERSTAND near enough all of the content (it isn't as hard as you think). The reason why I capitalised 'understand' is because it makes it so much easier to understand the biology in order to remember things.
2. When faced with an exam question, if it isn't pure data analysis, then it will ALWAYS reference at least one part of the syllabus that you would have learned. If you find in a paper that a question is particularly tricky / vague, think of any area of your knowledge that links to the question and reference that in your answer.
3. With calculation questions, it just comes with practice. Ask your teacher for some improvised calculation questions that are in a similar style to what you might find in an exam. Do every calculation question that you can do in the practice / sample / past papers, understand where you went wrong if you get questions wrong, and fix the misunderstanding.
4. Do all of the past / practice / specimen papers that you can for the new syllabus, and do your best to understand the 'vibe' of the mark scheme to the questions; i.e what examiners look for in answers to score marks.
Good luck! Hope this helps.
(Original post by HamedxAli)
I got an A in OCR bio so hopefully, my advice with be of some use. Basically, what I did was learn all the content without the help of school by January by making notes on everything in the CGP books. However, if you do this your mock grades might drops, as did mine, as your most focused on covering the content. After that, I went through all my notes and made flash cards in ANKI, and reviewed these until the exams started. In the end, I think I had thousands of cards just for bio. After the cards were made, I did as many past papers as possible and went over the questions I didn't get the answers with my teacher.
hey is it possible for you to share the ANKI cards please?
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(Original post by Marva_)
Did you use the CGP revision guide or textbook
Do you still have your anki notes? Would oove some help xx😓😓😓
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