How do get an a in a-level ocr a biology??

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How do I go about achieving an A/B in A-Level biology??
I've accepted that an A* and even A may be unattainable but, I really need at least a B to get into my university of choice.
If anyone has any suggestions/advice/resources that they have found useful or know anyone who has done well in biology, it would be greatly appreciated if that could be relayed back to me.
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I think the best way to revise is to answer exam questions on the topic because you learn how to use the information and apply it you can find past papers on the ocr website and I would recommend buying the cgp ocr a level biology workbook and revision guide
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How do I go about achieving an A/B in A-Level biology??
I've accepted that an A* and even A may be unattainable but, I really need at least a B to get into my university of choice.
If anyone has any suggestions/advice/resources that they have found useful or know anyone who has done well in biology, it would be greatly appreciated if that could be relayed back to me.
Thanks!!
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I will focus on past paper practice until my exams. Thanks for the tips
Are you studying a level Biology?
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I think the best way to revise is to answer exam questions on the topic because you learn how to use the information and apply it you can find past papers on the ocr website and I would recommend buying the cgp ocr a level biology workbook and revision guide
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No but I’ve always revised like that and it’s always worked
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I will focus on past paper practice until my exams. Thanks for the tips
Are you studying a level Biology?
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Hey I'm doing OCR A Biology as well (taking exam in June) and my teacher has been so, so helpful with resources - I almost have too much to know what to do with! I use these sites:

https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level-biology-ocr/
https://app.senecalearning.com/class...0-2b0239c0fb6c

We also do loads of old past papers (most are from the old spec, but that doesn't matter too much, as exam technique and most topics still apply). Our teachers have given us about 25 papers each and although I don't know exactly where they got them from, you can find some on this site:

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...level-biology/

I was given some really helpful advice by one of my teachers, who said to start off revising by doing a couple of past papers on no revision, without looking at your notes. Then when you mark the paper you can really see where your weaknesses lie, and which topics to go over first. Biology is so content-heavy that it's easy to get bogged down in making endless notes, but a lot of the exam is getting the right technique in your answers and knowing what the mark scheme wants you to say.

Hope that helped

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How do I go about achieving an A/B in A-Level biology??
I've accepted that an A* and even A may be unattainable but, I really need at least a B to get into my university of choice.
If anyone has any suggestions/advice/resources that they have found useful or know anyone who has done well in biology, it would be greatly appreciated if that could be relayed back to me.
Thanks!!
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You are a gem! Thank you so much!
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Hey I'm doing OCR A Biology as well (taking exam in June) and my teacher has been so, so helpful with resources - I almost have too much to know what to do with! I use these sites:

https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level-biology-ocr/
https://app.senecalearning.com/class...0-2b0239c0fb6c

We also do loads of old past papers (most are from the old spec, but that doesn't matter too much, as exam technique and most topics still apply). Our teachers have given us about 25 papers each and although I don't know exactly where they got them from, you can find some on this site:

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...level-biology/

I was given some really helpful advice by one of my teachers, who said to start off revising by doing a couple of past papers on no revision, without looking at your notes. Then when you mark the paper you can really see where your weaknesses lie, and which topics to go over first. Biology is so content-heavy that it's easy to get bogged down in making endless notes, but a lot of the exam is getting the right technique in your answers and knowing what the mark scheme wants you to say.

Hope that helped
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One more thing; what revision have you started doing now and which other A-Levels do you do if you don’t mind me asking
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Hey I'm doing OCR A Biology as well (taking exam in June) and my teacher has been so, so helpful with resources - I almost have too much to know what to do with! I use these sites:

https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level-biology-ocr/
https://app.senecalearning.com/class...0-2b0239c0fb6c

We also do loads of old past papers (most are from the old spec, but that doesn't matter too much, as exam technique and most topics still apply). Our teachers have given us about 25 papers each and although I don't know exactly where they got them from, you can find some on this site:

https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...level-biology/

I was given some really helpful advice by one of my teachers, who said to start off revising by doing a couple of past papers on no revision, without looking at your notes. Then when you mark the paper you can really see where your weaknesses lie, and which topics to go over first. Biology is so content-heavy that it's easy to get bogged down in making endless notes, but a lot of the exam is getting the right technique in your answers and knowing what the mark scheme wants you to say.

Hope that helped
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No, I don't mind! I'm doing maths, biology and French. I've only properly started revising today (the beginning of the easter holidays for me), which is probably a bit too late haha, but have been supplementing notes/doing practice questions sporadically for the last three or four weeks. I did a past paper for biology today and have made a list of the topics I struggled with. I'll go back over those topics tomorrow and make notes/use seneca, then do some questions specific to those topics. I have a part-time job and am working 10.5hr shifts 3 days a week over this easter, so for me it's just a case of fitting everything in now

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One more thing; what revision have you started doing now and which other A-Levels do you do if you don’t mind me asking
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(Original post by nieveg)
No, I don't mind! I'm doing maths, biology and French. I've only properly started revising today (the beginning of the easter holidays for me), which is probably a bit too late haha, but have been supplementing notes/doing practice questions sporadically for the last three or four weeks. I did a past paper for biology today and have made a list of the topics I struggled with. I'll go back over those topics tomorrow and make notes/use seneca, then do some questions specific to those topics. I have a part-time job and am working 10.5hr shifts 3 days a week over this easter, so for me it's just a case of fitting everything in now
Hi hope you don't mind me asking but is seneca any good and do you have premium??
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Hey I honestly haven't used it much yet (our school only gave us a login last week). I like it so far - it goes through key info for each topic and then tests you on what you've read. It's just nice to have a change from reading out of the textbook, I guess? No, I don't have premium
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Hi hope you don't mind me asking but is seneca any good and do you have premium??
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Hey I am doing OCR A-level Biology next year, could you pls give me some advice on revision/making notes? Do think its worth making notes or should I just use the online flashcards on physics and maths tutor and just do practice exam qs?
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