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    (Original post by HotDetermination)
    Maybe you could tell me how you revise? I'll give you some pointers about your revision. I can't give you a whole revision schedule, that's something you'll have to figure out on your own. Independence is key here, one thing may work for you but not for another dude ygm
    I usually just write the information onto paper in brief notes, using symbols or short language wherever I can e.g. ↑ = increase.
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    I usually just write the information onto paper in brief notes, using symbols or short language wherever I can e.g. ↑ = increase.
    Well, I do the same thing as you, but I make my revision much more extensive. For instance, I look at the specification whilst writing my notes to ensure that I'm covering the key points. Have you thought about using colours whilst writing notes, like using highlighters for instance? This would help you remember more of what you're learning. If you're really stuck on a topic, go back over it and consolidate your knowledge. And definitely throw some past paper practice in there, it will definitely help you out. It sounds like you need a new source to learn information from. Here: https://www.revisely.co.uk/ , the main dude on here has collated videos and notes on several exam boards for A-level biology. Bear in mind that the videos don't cover everything, so you can't rely on him too much. There's a really good source for biology past paper questions, try and find it! I want to encourage you to become more independent with your learning, and that involves looking for your own learning resources. Wow I really sound like a teacher now huh!
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    (Original post by Harry171)
    I was actually in quite a similar position as you but I literally just crammed and revised like hell and ended up getting one of the highest grades (which is an improvement from normally being average / one of the lowest)
    Any memorization tips ?

    Ive made Q cards, but takes me about 3 hours to learn all the q cards for one chapter.

    Ive tried, look, cover, wait one minute and write down everything you can remember, then move onto next q card

    but come 1 week later, I have forgotten what I learn last week
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    Any memorization tips ?

    Ive made Q cards, but takes me about 3 hours to learn all the q cards for one chapter.

    Ive tried, look, cover, wait one minute and write down everything you can remember, then move onto next q card

    but come 1 week later, I have forgotten what I learn last week
    i think its important to note that everybody learns differently. Flash cards and colours don't really do much for me, I tend to watch youtube clips (especially freesciencelessons for science, the man seems really boring but is really useful) and just make notes on that. Idk having someone teach it to me just helps it go in more
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    (Original post by HotDetermination)
    Well, I do the same thing as you, but I make my revision much more extensive. For instance, I look at the specification whilst writing my notes to ensure that I'm covering the key points. Have you thought about using colours whilst writing notes, like using highlighters for instance? This would help you remember more of what you're learning. If you're really stuck on a topic, go back over it and consolidate your knowledge. And definitely throw some past paper practice in there, it will definitely help you out. It sounds like you need a new source to learn information from. Here: https://www.revisely.co.uk/ , the main dude on here has collated videos and notes on several exam boards for A-level biology. Bear in mind that the videos don't cover everything, so you can't rely on him too much. There's a really good source for biology past paper questions, try and find it! I want to encourage you to become more independent with your learning, and that involves looking for your own learning resources. Wow I really sound like a teacher now huh!
    The specification doesn't seem to include as much detail as seen in past papers. My notes are usually very colourful, with felt-tips, highlighters, pictures I've drawn - I usually use the textbook or a website called S-Cool. Never tried videos before, simply because my house is too noisy.
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    (Original post by Traore)
    The specification doesn't seem to include as much detail as seen in past papers. My notes are usually very colourful, with felt-tips, highlighters, pictures I've drawn - I usually use the textbook or a website called S-Cool. Never tried videos before, simply because my house is too noisy.
    The specificstion just gives you a general overview of what you need to know. Definitely try some videos out! You could buy some cheap earphones for like 5 pounds to help you listen to revision videos.
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    (Original post by Traore)
    I have my first of 2 mocks on Monday.. I've been revising like crazy but it's not working... I'm not naturally gifted at biology, I'm more of a social science/humanities person.

    I don't know what to do!

    My teacher doesn't believe in me.. for example she said to my table "I expect A's and A*'s in these mocks from all of you with the exception of [my name]".. I just want to prove her wrong, and more importantly prove myself wrong!

    She gave us a 'revision list' for each paper..

    Paper 1:
    - Cell Structure
    - Enzymes
    - Cell Replication
    - DNA
    - Taxonomy
    - Membranes and biological molecules
    - Cell and Transport
    - Immunology and viruses

    We haven't done much exam practice so far so I don't really remember mark schemes.

    Can anyone offer any advice? Anything helps
    Check out these posts of mine:-

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...788&highlight=

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...962&highlight=

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...164&highlight=

    Hope this helps!

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    just give him key points to learn for each one
 
 
 
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