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A-level Biology Study Group 2022-2023

Welcome to the A-level Biology Study Group! :woo:

This is where you can chat to others students taking your subject as you prepare for your A-level exams this summer.

What can I do in these groups?

Almost anything! If you need help with a certain topic, want to rant about something you are struggling with or just want to support other students who are trying to prepare, this is the place for you. We want these to be a useful place for everyone no matter what you're looking for!

What can't I do in these groups?

Asking or offering copyright papers is against our site rules, and so is taking conversation off-site to do these things. Any posts doing this will be removed. That's the only rule :naughty:

Ice Breaker questions if you want to use them!

> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?

> What areas are you struggling with a little?

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

Specifications:

Course: AQA - Biology 7402

Course: Edexcel - Biology A (Salters-Nuffield)

Course: Edexcel - Biology B

Course: OCR- Biology A H420

Course: OCR - Biology B H422

Course: WJEC - Biology

Good luck with the next few months. Remember, ask for help, support where you can and together we can do this! :yes:

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> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
OCR A
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Currently, Module 5
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Module 3 - I hate transport in plants and animals, edit: I suck at exam technique
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

BioRach on YouTube and StudyMind for past papers.
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by JA03
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
OCR A
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Currently, Module 5
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Module 3 - I hate transport in plants and animals
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

BioRach on YouTube and StudyMind for past papers.


Welcome to the study group :smile: We already had StudyMind recommended last year but BioRach is new, so will link it above :biggrin:
Reply 4
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
AQA
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Transport across membranes & nerves
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Module 3 - Respiration and Epigenetics
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

PMT
Quizlet flashcards
> What exam board are you on?
OCR A

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
All the regulating glucose concentration stuff (perks of being a t1d) and the basic stuff from y12

> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Neuronal communication. Exam technique and application

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?
I use SME and PMT for notes/practice q's
Reply 6
What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
OCR A
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
biological molecules, disease and neurones
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
biodiversity and anything to do with plants, especially plant hormones :frown:
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

Quizlet and pmt. been trying out study mind recently as well.
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
Edexcel B
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Biological Molecules, Control Systems
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Anything to do with plants, Immune Response
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

PMT and making Anki decks
Original post by velvetica
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
Edexcel B
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Biological Molecules, Control Systems
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Anything to do with plants, Immune Response
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

PMT and making Anki decks

Welcome :smile:

A few people in these study groups have mentioned Anki decks, what do you like about them?
Original post by Evil Homer
Welcome :smile:

A few people in these study groups have mentioned Anki decks, what do you like about them?

The spaced repetition they have is really good for getting stuff in your brain, and the fact it's free and you can do image occlusion. Plus the many plugins.
Original post by velvetica
The spaced repetition they have is really good for getting stuff in your brain, and the fact it's free and you can do image occlusion. Plus the many plugins.

That sounds great ! Will add it to the recommended resource list :smile:
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
Edexcel A

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Topic 1 - Lifestyle and Risk

> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Genes and Health

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?
CGP guide, PMT and savemyexams

I am trying new study methods and resources so please let me know if you have any recommendations :smile:
Original post by JA03
> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)
OCR A
> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?
Currently, Module 5
> What areas are you struggling with a little?
Module 3 - I hate transport in plants and animals, edit: I suck at exam technique
> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

BioRach on YouTube and StudyMind for past papers.


I`m currently doing the same exam board as you, and I feel exactly the same way haha. I absolutely love module 5 so far, but I cannot stand module 3, especially transport in plants, it`s so boring, but it comes up in so many of our mock papers
Reply 13
Hi
Original post by DJLW
Hi

Hey and welcome to the study group :smile: How are you?
Iā€™m gonna say this. A-Level Biology will end me - if anyone is doing well, tell me your secret.
Original post by JA03
Iā€™m gonna say this. A-Level Biology will end me - if anyone is doing well, tell me your secret.


i second this
i always make sure my notes are concise and include all the key points needed, sign up for seneca and do questions on your exam board, learn what you didn't get right, read a revision guide chapter, make mind maps and do practice paper questions - a tip I have is that always mark them straight away and add the mark scheme specific answer or keyword that you got wrong in a different colour to your mind map (so that your notes are now more summarised) and learn those on flashcards! I am predicted an A* btw for next year, hope this is helpful :smile:
Original post by Evil Homer
Welcome to the A-level Biology Study Group! :woo:

This is where you can chat to others students taking your subject as you prepare for your A-level exams this summer.

What can I do in these groups?

Almost anything! If you need help with a certain topic, want to rant about something you are struggling with or just want to support other students who are trying to prepare, this is the place for you. We want these to be a useful place for everyone no matter what you're looking for!

What can't I do in these groups?

Asking or offering copyright papers is against our site rules, and so is taking conversation off-site to do these things. Any posts doing this will be removed. That's the only rule :naughty:

Ice Breaker questions if you want to use them!

> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?

> What areas are you struggling with a little?

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

Specifications:

Course: AQA - Biology 7402

Course: Edexcel - Biology A (Salters-Nuffield)

Course: Edexcel - Biology B

Course: OCR- Biology A H420

Course: OCR - Biology B H422

Course: WJEC - Biology

Good luck with the next few months. Remember, ask for help, support where you can and together we can do this! :yes:

Hey im doing AS AQA biology
None lmao its all so hard but im tryna find stuff specific to AS as the questions seem different to A levels and i sit the actual AS exams this year 2023.
All lot of them like im a very consistent E grade student
Ive been making my own resources so anyone want flashcards dm or something but this is kinda why im here as im tryna find AS questions by topic so i dont have to mess around searching through past papers
Original post by JA03
Iā€™m gonna say this. A-Level Biology will end me - if anyone is doing well, tell me your secret.

no frrr its literally the worst decision ive ever made i dont understand how people get like consitent a*s im convinced theyre smoking something else istg

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