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I’ve just started Year 12 and I’m planning on studying medicine in a couple of years. Obviously to do this I need extremely good A Level grades.

How can I get an A* in Biology? How many hours a week (not including class time) should I be studying? What are some good revision resources? (My exam board is OCR if that makes a difference). Any advice will be appreciated.
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(Original post by jesss_)
I’ve just started Year 12 and I’m planning on studying medicine in a couple of years. Obviously to do this I need extremely good A Level grades.

How can I get an A* in Biology? How many hours a week (not including class time) should I be studying? What are some good revision resources? Any advice will be appreciated.
I'd say 5 extra hours per subject make sure you get yourself organised eg. Folder and time wise, make sure you know the best way to revise for yourself so for me it's flash cards, i get these done as soon as I've learnt something and then test myself on it and it works really well with subjects like Bio and Chem
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What spec? My bad, im blind
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Level-B.../dp/0198351941
Youtube channel- mrbiotom1
http://biology.org.uk/a-level/notes/ Good year 2 notes there
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I'd say 5 extra hours per subject make sure you get yourself organised eg. Folder and time wise, make sure you know the best way to revise for yourself so for me it's flash cards, i get these done as soon as I've learnt something and then test myself on it and it works really well with subjects like Bio and Chem
Thank you!
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What spec? My bad, im blind
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Level-B.../dp/0198351941
Youtube channel- mrbiotom1
http://biology.org.uk/a-level/notes/ Good year 2 notes there
Thank you so much
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To be honest, although i got A*A*AA in my A-levels (Chemistry-Physics-Biology-Maths), my biggest mistake was aiming to get 4A grades. It was just a massive amount of pressure to put on myself, which impaired my actual studying further.

Thankfully I took to chemistry really well. I did it 5 years ago so back when it was all modular. I had done 5 of the 6 exams, and was on 479/600 UMS-so one mark short of an A grade, with 1 exam left to go. I had also decided-bizarely-to do A-level maths in one year. As a result I basically had 2 A grades going into the final exams. As there was no pressure from then on, I managed to scrape an A* in physics. I would have done better in Biology had I not pressured myself so early on to do better.

I'd say that the biggest thing people do wrong-thinking they have to get an A*, A, or whatever. The best way to handle pressure is to not even create it in the first place. Just aim to work as hard as you can and do your best, because thats all anyone can ever ask of you.
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