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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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I found making posters to summarize systems such as respiration in a flow chart or draw the body and the organs involved in digestion and saying what the part is, when enzymes are produces and how they work really help me. Also my textbook we're amazing but it depends on your exam board xl
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Thank you!!
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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.
bad advice, sorry.

Speaking as someone who got 96% UMS in my Biology A level if i had done this i would have got maybe 80% tops.
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cgp books are the devil. avoid like the plague. source: top biology student, now graduate.
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What are the best ways to revise for A-Level Biology?
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Hello,
I would recommend buying both the textbook and the revision guide. Sometimes both explain a topic well and sometimes one of them explains it better. Make your notes actively (don't copy stuff) and make note of the answers that come up frequently in mark schemes. If you can afford it, buy the tailored tutors course (they are a reason why i got an A*!!!)
Hope this helps.
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