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The exam board for A-level Biology in my school is OCR (A).

I have two revision workbooks full of questions but one is AQA and the other is Edexcel salters-nuffield bio (A).
My question is, does it matter if I do practise questions from different exam boards? Should I just get a workbook with OCR
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(Original post by Arrnab)
The exam board for A-level Biology in my school is OCR (A).

I have two revision workbooks full of questions but one is AQA and the other is Edexcel salters-nuffield bio (A).
My question is, does it matter if I do practise questions from different exam boards? Should I just get a workbook with OCR
(A) questions ?
Hey Arrnab!

I would probably recommend getting an OCR book with questions just because the way the questions will be asked/ the question content will differ from exam board to exam board
You don't want to get yourself into the style of another exam board in terms of answering the questions

There should be past exam papers online that you can download and practice!

I'd also really recommend printing out your specification and using that as a guide for your revision and ticking off as you go as this really helped me!

Good luck
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(Original post by Arrnab)
The exam board for A-level Biology in my school is OCR (A).

I have two revision workbooks full of questions but one is AQA and the other is Edexcel salters-nuffield bio (A).
My question is, does it matter if I do practise questions from different exam boards? Should I just get a workbook with OCR
(A) questions ?
OCR can be quite different to the other exam boards as the questions are different marks and banded questions and stuff.
I did OCR biology and my friends did AQA and there was quite a big difference in workbooks as they had essay questions and slightly different answers. The marks schemes are pretty specific for each exam board and you should definitely stick to OCR mark schemes.
So to answer you question, in my opinion yes. Get the OCR workbook.
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Thank you, both of you! I have purchased the OCR workbook
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