The Student Room Group

Edexcel B biology A level exam papers/revison

Hi
Could someone advise where to find old papers for Edexcel B biology for A level and how to revise for the exam in June for a resit student? Needing info for my son. Missed an A grade by a few marks.
Can you buy books online with past papers?
How Edexcel specifications are different from AQA and OCR boards?
Would doing online classes with other board tutors be helpful?
Thanks a lot.
mr46
Original post by mr46
Hi
Could someone advise where to find old papers for Edexcel B biology for A level and how to revise for the exam in June for a resit student? Needing info for my son. Missed an A grade by a few marks.
Can you buy books online with past papers?
How Edexcel specifications are different from AQA and OCR boards?
Would doing online classes with other board tutors be helpful?
Thanks a lot.
mr46

All A level Biology subjects have common core topics.Variety is the spice of life but it this case I would advise that one sticks with their board and their syllabus and paper. The only exception is if you have run out of pass papers. You can select from other board papers core topic that pertain to the edexcel syllabus in save my exams. Suggest the purchasing of an A-level Biology B revision book.

I would contact Reality Check think they might have something to do with A-level Biology/ Science @Reality Check

https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/edexcel/-/pages/past-papers/
Paper 3
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/past-papers/a-level-biology/edexcel-b-paper-3/
Topics
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/edexcel/-/pages/topic-questions/
Topics
https://studymind.co.uk/resource/edexcel-a-level-biology/
Edexcel A level Biology Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSc876fvCrg&list=PLhwQ_-6xAMHup3aeKD8Ajzr53_KZqXVy8
Edexcel A-level Biology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VPjObFd0I&list=PLkocNW0BSuEHHgfx9NNfmKeiyCqxT-3ZJ&index=2
Biology OCR course
Have a syllabus to hand...
'As a student, grades matter. And A-Levels? They matter even more. Flyp Academy helps you get the A-Level Biology grade you want with your friends, so you can get on with being the person you want to be. Our OCR A-Level Biology course covers 17 Topics, 92 Sub-topics and 78 quizzes to help you get the best grades.'
https://flyp.academy/a-level-biology-ocr/
Finally learn the practicals there may be some questions that relates to them.
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/a-level-edexcel-b/practical-skills/
Exemplar
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/biology-b/2015/teaching-and-learning-materials/A-level-Biology-B_Exemplars-with-Commentaries.pdf
Original post by Ambergris
All A level Biology subjects have common core topics.Variety is the spice of life but it this case I would advise that one sticks with their board and their syllabus and paper. The only exception is if you have run out of pass papers. You can select from other board papers core topic that pertain to the edexcel syllabus in save my exams. Suggest the purchasing of an A-level Biology B revision book.

I would contact Reality Check think they might have something to do with A-level Biology/ Science @Reality Check

https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/edexcel/-/pages/past-papers/
Paper 3
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/past-papers/a-level-biology/edexcel-b-paper-3/
Topics
https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/a-level/biology/edexcel/-/pages/topic-questions/
Topics
https://studymind.co.uk/resource/edexcel-a-level-biology/
Edexcel A level Biology Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSc876fvCrg&list=PLhwQ_-6xAMHup3aeKD8Ajzr53_KZqXVy8
Edexcel A-level Biology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3VPjObFd0I&list=PLkocNW0BSuEHHgfx9NNfmKeiyCqxT-3ZJ&index=2
Biology OCR course
Have a syllabus to hand...
'As a student, grades matter. And A-Levels? They matter even more. Flyp Academy helps you get the A-Level Biology grade you want with your friends, so you can get on with being the person you want to be. Our OCR A-Level Biology course covers 17 Topics, 92 Sub-topics and 78 quizzes to help you get the best grades.'
https://flyp.academy/a-level-biology-ocr/
Finally learn the practicals there may be some questions that relates to them.
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/a-level-edexcel-b/practical-skills/
Exemplar
https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/biology-b/2015/teaching-and-learning-materials/A-level-Biology-B_Exemplars-with-Commentaries.pdf

Thanks for the tag :smile:
Original post by mr46
Hi
Could someone advise where to find old papers for Edexcel B biology for A level and how to revise for the exam in June for a resit student? Needing info for my son. Missed an A grade by a few marks.
Can you buy books online with past papers?
How Edexcel specifications are different from AQA and OCR boards?
Would doing online classes with other board tutors be helpful?
Thanks a lot.
mr46

Ambergris has given you some excellent links in their post. All boards share most of the content, although they differ in the treatment of it to some extent. Exam boards are much more alike than they are different, and the best way to see the differences between them is to download the Specification from the exam board for each: you can then compare them.

All past papers are available from the exam boards (except the most recent ones, which are 'locked' and unavailable). A good tutor should be able to deal with students taking exams from any board, so it shouldn't be an issue having to find a 'board specific' tutor - I'd advise steering clear of anyone who professes to teach 'only' AQA, for instance.

Quick Reply

Latest