What should I know before taking A Level Biology?

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I’ve been thinking about taking A Level Biology for one of my A Levels. I’ve looked through peoples experiences with the subject so I know that it involves a lot of content. I was just wondering if there was anything else that I should know about the subject as Im worried that I may not be able to understand some parts of the course due to me sitting combined science at GCSE. Is there anything I should know before I start the subject? Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi I'm doing EDEXCEL and am in Year 12. Firstky, most exam boards do a Biochemistry topic early on so if you aren't that good at Chemistry, don't be discouraged as the whole course isn't like that. Secondly, try to get Snap Revise as (well for my eam board) there's not too many resources that are massivey helpful. Finally, binge watch all the videos from the channel "The Amoeba Sisters" over the summer holidays, they make lots of very cute and interesting biology videos which are mainly close to the same level of detail as A Level Biology (but it's less in depth).
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Before starting A-Level Biology it would be a good idea to:

Familiarise yourself with the basic structure of a cell - animal, plant and perhaps bacteria.
Lock and key theory for enzyme is a key idea at AS. You need to APPLY on some very awkward question that you may not think requires this knowledge initallly.
Basic knowledge about the heart structure and circulatory system.
Diffusion and Osmosis are key ideas, especially at AS. Definition is KEY and the ability to APPLY.
Familiarising yourself with the respiratory system perhaps to a very basic level such as naming larynx, bronchus, bronchioles, lungs and alveoli.
Structure of DNA
Mitosis and Meiosis.
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(Original post by guava juice)
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