Is this even on the A-level biology specification?

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medicinemaniac
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I'm currently revising for biology (yr 13 exams) and I'm going over cardiovascular diseases, I've just checked the specification and the videos on snaprevise and there is NOTHING on Atheroma, Aneurysm and Thrombosis formations...
is this stuff I'm not supposed to know and have unnecessarily learnt? It's in the CGP textbook too so i'm very confused.

edit: exam board is AQA
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If you're going into medicine its probably worth learning anyway since they will teach it again there.

What exam board is this?
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You need to state the exam board as the specs vary.

Does your revision guide match your exam board?
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it's AQA, I'll edit that in the original post and yeah, it does but im just confused as to why theres no mention of it in the spec
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You need to state the exam board as the specs vary.

Does your revision guide match your exam board?
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As it is a textbook, it sometimes give extra information so in this case it just talks about couple of diseases. Always remember, go by the spec at all times but sometimes it can be beneficial learning extra information
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The spec says:

"analyse and interpret data associated with specific risk factors and the incidence of cardiovascular disease
•evaluate conflicting evidence associated with risk factors affecting cardiovascular disease"

It doesn't name any specific diseases, but it's likely the revision guide has picked some examples based on what has come up in the past. Knowing some examples will probably help during the exam, even if the actual exam question focuses on a different problem.

Hope this helps a bit.
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The CGP textbooks are not endorsed by the awarding body themselves. All the CGP authors do is align the content of the book with the specification, but that does not stop them from adding in extra content that isn't in the specufucation, but is just there to increase your knowledge. I believe a similar issue arised with our CGP chemistry textbooks a few months ago.
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(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
The spec says:

"analyse and interpret data associated with specific risk factors and the incidence of cardiovascular disease
•evaluate conflicting evidence associated with risk factors affecting cardiovascular disease"

It doesn't name any specific diseases, but it's likely the revision guide has picked some examples based on what has come up in the past. Knowing some examples will probably help during the exam, even if the actual exam question focuses on a different problem.

Hope this helps a bit.
yes it does, greatly appreciate it, thank you
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The CGP textbooks are not endorsed by the awarding body themselves. All the CGP authors do is align the content of the book with the specification, but that does not stop them from adding in extra content that isn't in the specufucation, but is just there to increase your knowledge. I believe a similar issue arised with our CGP chemistry textbooks a few months ago.
that's a very good point, thank you
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yes it does, greatly appreciate it, thank you
No worries- good luck with your exams!
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