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Welcome to A-level AQA Biology Paper 1,2 and 3 Revision and Study Chat! Image


The exam timetable is:

Thursday 4th June 2020: Paper 1 (7402/1)

Thursday 11th June 2020: Paper 2 (7402/2)

Monday 15th June 2020: Paper 3 (7402/3)

How are you feeling about these exams? Do you feel prepared? What have you started doing to prepare for your exams? Comment down below! Image

How to prepare for exams (general tips)

1. Create revision resources, whatever they may be it needs to be what works for you. If writing out notes over and over doesn't work for you, please don't waste your time!

2. Use the revision guide to make your notes, the copy from the exam board is your best bet - rather than using copies from other sources.

3. Create a revision timetable if this works for you. Try TSR's tool here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/planner

4. Re-read your notes, repetition is the best method of drilling notes into your brain.

5. As it gets closer to the exams complete past papers. The more the better in the end!


This thread is for anyone studying A-level Biology (AQA). Chat below and find other students in the same situation as you! Help each other revise, study and share resources. Good luck everyone :goodluck: Image
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Will keep updating this post with all the recommended resources, links and useful posts that are mentioned in this group

Specification: AQA A-level Biology Specification

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Recommended TSR resources:

A-level Biology exams and revision: AQA explains what you need to do
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Hi,
what is everyone doing for essay revision in paper 3? i don't know how to prepare for it effectively about from learn the content
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how are people memorising required practicals and math equations?
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I've done in total 12 essays ( including ones done in school and over the past 2 years). i have got these marked and then i just learnt them like 6 mark paragraphs . e.g. i learnt a paragraph on insect gas exchange that i later used in a gas exchange essay , or for extra content a paragraph on bacterias that can be added to a wide range of essays .
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I've just recently been completing a range of 25 marker essays, they're a lot of effort but its really helpful for revising and recovering a wide array of topic areas across the spec. and making useful links between them.
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(Original post by Zainab88)
I've done in total 12 essays ( including ones done in school and over the past 2 years). i have got these marked and then i just learnt them like 6 mark paragraphs . e.g. i learnt a paragraph on insect gas exchange that i later used in a gas exchange essay , or for extra content a paragraph on bacterias that can be added to a wide range of essays .
Hi, where do you find 6 mark paragraphs?
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Is it worrying that our sixth form hasn’t started on the essays yet? We’ve not completed the content yet but I’ve been told that we’ll do a few lessons on the 25 marker once we’ve done everything
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Hi, where do you find 6 mark paragraphs?
I mostly just make them by using markschemes . sometimes I use google for example i'd write "explain eutrophication AQA a level biology 6 marker" and use the mark schemes to write out a paragraph that includes all the necessary points.
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Is it worrying that our sixth form hasn’t started on the essays yet? We’ve not completed the content yet but I’ve been told that we’ll do a few lessons on the 25 marker once we’ve done everything
nooo don't worry even in my school there is variation , some of my school friends have done none yet but will do a topic size amount after learning content
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How does one get marks for breadth? Honestly don't have the time for extra reading at this point
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Welcome to A-level AQA Biology Paper 1,2 and 3 Revision and Study Chat! Image


The exam timetable is:

Thursday 4th June 2020: Paper 1 (7402/1)

Thursday 11th June 2020: Paper 2 (7402/2)

Monday 15th June 2020: Paper 3 (7402/3)

How are you feeling about these exams? Do you feel prepared? What have you started doing to prepare for your exams? Comment down below! Image

How to prepare for exams (general tips)

1. Create revision resources, whatever they may be it needs to be what works for you. If writing out notes over and over doesn't work for you, please don't waste your time!

2. Use the revision guide to make your notes, the copy from the exam board is your best bet - rather than using copies from other sources.

3. Create a revision timetable if this works for you. Try TSR's tool here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/g/planner

4. Re-read your notes, repetition is the best method of drilling notes into your brain.

5. As it gets closer to the exams complete past papers. The more the better in the end!


This thread is for anyone studying A-level Biology (AQA). Chat below and find other students in the same situation as you! Help each other revise, study and share resources. Good luck everyone :goodluck: Image
hey you mind making a chat for Edexcel A Biology (SNAB) Alevels?
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Hi,
what is everyone doing for essay revision in paper 3? i don't know how to prepare for it effectively about from learn the content
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how are people memorising required practicals and math equations?
At my sixth form we have been doing one essay a week since October I think and our teacher marks then and gives us feedback and how to improve, it has helped us all a lot really, as in we have all improved extremely in the amounts of marks we get compared to the other class in our sixth form which have only done two or three essays. Practice helps for the essay.
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At my sixth form they haven’t started doing essays yet!
We’re still on the content it’s very worrying
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At my sixth form they haven’t started doing essays yet!
We’re still on the content it’s very worrying
we've only just started to do essay and we're still on content and there's only two of us so it is worrying
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At my sixth form they haven’t started doing essays yet!
We’re still on the content it’s very worrying
Same here we’ve still got a whole topic left
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we've only just started to do essay and we're still on content and there's only two of us so it is worrying
There’s only 2 of you doing the course?
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Hi. Does anyone have any technique/resource that can be used that will help me tremendously on the AQA A-level biology practical qs? I tend to get the lowest marks in these types of qs. Thank you !
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Hi. Does anyone have any technique/resource that can be used that will help me tremendously on the AQA A-level biology practical qs? I tend to get the lowest marks in these types of qs. Thank you !
I think physics and maths tutor have a practical skills section if not ask your teacher as that’s what I do, w extend to do a lesson on questions and go through what we’re doing and why before the practical.
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Our college haven't done essays yet apart from 1 :/
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which chapters have you guys got left?
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