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if I a memorize the biology cgp book would I get an A
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if I a memorize the biology cgp book would I get an A
(a) You won't be able to 'memorise' the entire book
(b) Exams are (supposed to be) more than memorisation. Even if you could memorise it, this still wouldn't allow you access to the higher grades because that requires synthesis and being able to use existing knowledge in novel situations.

So,in summary, memorisation is neither possible nor required.
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(Original post by Reality Check)
(a) You won't be able to 'memorise' the entire book
(b) Exams are (supposed to be) more than memorisation. Even if you could memorise it, this still wouldn't allow you access to the higher grades because that requires synthesis and being able to use existing knowledge in novel situations.

So,in summary, memorisation is neither possible nor required.
Woah woah, you never know, they could have a photographic memory,or just a really good one..
But tbh, gcse exams really are about memorisation. I remember my science teacher telling me himself, something along the lines of 'It's not about understanding it, you just have to remember everything' and sadly, it's true. Schools don't want you to learn anymore, you just need to memorise and recall. I wouldn't recommend actually memorising an entire textbook though, but if you do decide to do it, let me know how it goes
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that's what I did and got an A, same for physics and chem. a good memory is needed particularly with biology as there's so much information to learn rather than equations so much. past papers are also extremely important and sometimes the same questions come up.
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(Original post by Zedress)
Woah woah, you never know, they could have a photographic memory,or just a really good one..
Neither will help answer synoptic questions.
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In my opinion I feel like with biology you could get away with just memorising it, but to access those higher marks you would need to learn how to answer the question.
It’s good learning the materials but the key is applying concepts in your answers. You need to know exactly what the question is asking for and how to word it.

My advice would be to memorise answer structure as well, and do loads of practise papers to test your knowledge.
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you're better off doing practice papers alongside that too.
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