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hey I am in year 11 and have my biology mock after October holiday does anyone know what to focus on because in year 10 i revised a lot and i only got grade 5 and i need at least a 6. any tips please
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Memorise as much as you can. Read through textbooks, ask teachers for help with writing exam questions (such as the 6 markers) if needed. GCSE biology is one of the subjects you can cram.
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Go through the specification and make sure you know everything you need to know.
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I recommend looking in particular at mark schemes; they are really specific in biology and it’s worth learning any specific phrases that keep cropping up for your exam board. For example, for some questions, mentioning a keyword may not be enough- you sometimes have to give the definition in order to gain marks. You should be able, by the time the actual exams come around, to guess what the mark scheme will say, and where marks will be awarded so that you can structure your response accordingly.

It’s also worth making any links you can between the different topics, so that if they link ideas in an exam question, you are prepared to collate different parts of your knowledge to form a concise response.

Good luck
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(Original post by MangoTangoo)
I recommend looking in particular at mark schemes; they are really specific in biology and it’s worth learning any specific phrases that keep cropping up for your exam board. For example, for some questions, mentioning a keyword may not be enough- you sometimes have to give the definition in order to gain marks. You should be able, by the time the actual exams come around, to guess what the mark scheme will say, and where marks will be awarded so that you can structure your response accordingly.

It’s also worth making any links you can between the different topics, so that if they link ideas in an exam question, you are prepared to collate different parts of your knowledge to form a concise response.

Good luck
thank youuuu sooooo much
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(Original post by Stanzz)
Memorise as much as you can. Read through textbooks, ask teachers for help with writing exam questions (such as the 6 markers) if needed. GCSE biology is one of the subjects you can cram.
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