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Randoman019
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What is bio at A-level really like?
How do you cope with the work load?
Is there a lot of work load?
What are you achieving currently/how you finding it?
Etc lol.
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I did Biology A-Level. There is a lot of work, it can be quite a technical subject, but I found most of it really interesting, and therefore didn't mind so much putting the work in.
I think the work-load depends on the exam board, some have coursework as part of the A-Level, but I'm not sure if this varies between exam boards.
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I’m in my second year of a levels, doing A level Biology with OCR. A level Biology is content heavy, and for me it’s stressful right now. (My brain is half dead as I’ve finished making all my notes for Biology). At the same time, I’m cramming, so with Biology you really need to keep on top of it and get ahead of everyone which is how you’d manage the workload.
Biology is more about remembering the content and exam technique.
The content in itself is not difficult to understand, but there are some units where you’re like wtf is this **** but once you get it, you get it.
The annoying thing about Biology is that in exam questions even if you know the content inside out, and you have the correct answer/idea, you could literally get no marks if your not specific enough. You need to know specific biological terms (buzzwords) that enable you to access all the marks.
I’m predicted an A in Biology but I’m aiming for an A*.
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(Original post by anonymous.2000)
I’m in my second year of a levels, doing A level Biology with OCR. A level Biology is content heavy, and for me it’s stressful right now. (My brain is half dead as I’ve finished making all my notes for Biology). At the same time, I’m cramming, so with Biology you really need to keep on top of it and get ahead of everyone which is how you’d manage the workload.
Biology is more about remembering the content and exam technique.
The content in itself is not difficult to understand, but there are some units where you’re like wtf is this **** but once you get it, you get it.
The annoying thing about Biology is that in exam questions even if you know the content inside out, and you have the correct answer/idea, you could literally get no marks if your not specific enough. You need to know specific biological terms (buzzwords) that enable you to access all the marks.
I’m predicted an A in Biology but I’m aiming for an A*.
Aha thanks. I was rather concerned about if I'd understand all the content but thats fair enough
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