A levels - revision helpWatch
I am currently in the second year of my A levels and I am consistently getting C's and D's with the occasional B. I am studying: Chemistry, Biology, and Modern History. I was wondering if current or previous students who are consistently getting high grades could let me know there revision techniques for these subjects.
Thanks a lot,
I learn the content from here first and check if it covers all the content from my textbook. I add some more detail to it (the 'HowScienceWorks' boxes that we all skip ) and then learn that too.
After doing that, all I do is PRACTICE QUESTIONS as I believe that this is the key to Biology as there are soo many application questions. I write down the questions that I got wrong and memorise them to prevent me from making that mistake in the future.
I memorise the Mark Scheme for as many questions as possible, as similar questions in biology will have an overlapping mark scheme which expects certain key words and won't give you the marks unless you state those 'exact words'.
I once lost marks for describing some equipment as 'accurate' but I got it wrong because the mark scheme only accepted the word 'precise'.
Where I get my Biology practice questions (LINKS ATTACHED):
- Past and Specimen Papers for all AQA, OCR and Edexcel
- Ask your teachers for more questions
- pxs biology
This subject is actually the easiest and most straight-forward one to revise for. LITERALLY, the only studying I do is memorising the Chemrevise revision notes, watching 'e rintoul' videos on youtube and then doing past paper questions. The AQA Chemistry questions are soo repetitive so memorising mark schemes helps a lot! I also note down the questions I got wrong and learn the mark schemes to them.
Where I get my Chemistry practice questions (LINKS ATTACHED):