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What are the best ways to revise for A-Level Biology?
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What are the best ways to revise for A-Level Biology?
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Make detailed notes from the textbook and then do as many past paper questions as you can. The mark scheme is stupidly specific for A-Level Biology and so you must learn the key mark scheme words that get you the marks in each topic.
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What are the best ways to revise for A-Level Biology?
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For AQA, I made PowerPoints in great detail of every single topic and some off spec knowledge (for the synoptic essay). Once I knew everything by heart on the topic, I’d do as many past paper questions as possible. The trick to biology is knowing how to answer questions so once you know everything you really need to do past paper after past paper.
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Make detailed notes from the textbook and then do as many past paper questions as you can. The mark scheme is stupidly specific for A-Level Biology and so you must learn the key mark scheme words that get you the marks in each topic.
Yeah the mark scheme is a pain. Thank you!
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For AQA, I made PowerPoints in great detail of every single topic and some off spec knowledge (for the synoptic essay). Once I knew everything by heart on the topic, I’d do as many past paper questions as possible. The trick to biology is knowing how to answer questions so once you know everything you really need to do past paper after past paper.
Thank you!! Do you recommend any books/websites that have helped with your revision?
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Thank you!! Do you recommend any books/websites that have helped with your revision?
These are the only revision guides I used:

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/b...qa.book_BATB52

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/b...qa.book_BATB62

Good luck!
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Here's what I'd suggest:

- study using the syllabus (I swear if you type that out in the search box, you'll see that I have been giving this advice A LOT)

- ALWAYS make notes using the syllabus objectives and then keep studying those notes plus use them whilst doing past papers. These notes should be like an "answer" to all the bullet points / objectives in the syllabus

example:
• students must know the value of pi

your note should be:
- pi has the value of 3.14159...

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