Great_Dane1
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Hi,

I feel that I have a solid general understanding of concepts and processes in Biology, but it seems the only thing that will get me higher than a C at A Level will be exam technique.

I'm doing OCR A and have completed all of the old and new spec past papers, but I don't think this is helping, especially with the new biology spec being very application based. I also feel that the maths questions in Biology are pretty weird (I'm okay with the stats stuff, its the other questions), so if anyone has any tips I would really appreciate it

If anyone has any tips on getting above a C in OCR A-Level biology, I would be really grateful. Thank you!
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(Original post by Great_Dane1)
Hi,

I feel that I have a solid general understanding of concepts and processes in Biology, but it seems the only thing that will get me higher than a C at A Level will be exam technique.

I'm doing OCR A and have completed all of the old and new spec past papers, but I don't think this is helping, especially with the new biology spec being very application based. I also feel that the maths questions in Biology are pretty weird (I'm okay with the stats stuff, its the other questions), so if anyone has any tips I would really appreciate it

If anyone has any tips on getting above a C in OCR A-Level biology, I would be really grateful. Thank you!
I believe I did this (Either OCR A or B, can't remember!) and I got a B. I really struggled with the exam technique, because like you said it's all about application. Honestly the best thing is to read the exam reports to see what the examiners say about student answers, keep on doing the practice papers and asking your teachers to mark them and give you feedback on what you can improve on. The mark scheme is really specific with you using the exact correct key words, even if multiple words mean the same thing. So make sure you know the key words for each topic so you can maximise your chances of getting the marks.
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(Original post by DrawTheLine)
I believe I did this (Either OCR A or B, can't remember!) and I got a B. I really struggled with the exam technique, because like you said it's all about application. Honestly the best thing is to read the exam reports to see what the examiners say about student answers, keep on doing the practice papers and asking your teachers to mark them and give you feedback on what you can improve on. The mark scheme is really specific with you using the exact correct key words, even if multiple words mean the same thing. So make sure you know the key words for each topic so you can maximise your chances of getting the marks.
Thank you so much for your tips
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