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Biology revision tips please

Hello! I have my IGCSE biology in like a few weeks' time, would really like some tips in order to maximize my score. Thank you! <3
Hi, I would recommend the YouTuber Mr Exham for biology igcse.

Also in order to improve your score:
. Practice! Use Physics Maths Tutor and Save My Exams to find questions by topic.
. Do past papers. After you have done a past paper, colour code each topic by red amber green based on how difficult you found it/how many marks you lost. Go over the red topics immediately. Set SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Acheivable, Relevant and Timed) and write down exactly what you want to do in order to improve those grades.
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Original post by raymiae
Hello! I have my IGCSE biology in like a few weeks' time, would really like some tips in order to maximize my score. Thank you! <3


cognito red topics and learn the markscheme for processes like transcription etc!
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Original post by kitty15
Hi, I would recommend the YouTuber Mr Exham for biology igcse.
Also in order to improve your score:
. Practice! Use Physics Maths Tutor and Save My Exams to find questions by topic.
. Do past papers. After you have done a past paper, colour code each topic by red amber green based on how difficult you found it/how many marks you lost. Go over the red topics immediately. Set SMART targets (Specific, Measurable, Acheivable, Relevant and Timed) and write down exactly what you want to do in order to improve those grades.


thank you so much!
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Original post by websdale
cognito red topics and learn the markscheme for processes like transcription etc!


thank you so much :smile:)
Original post by raymiae
Hello! I have my IGCSE biology in like a few weeks' time, would really like some tips in order to maximize my score. Thank you! <3

Hi @raymiae,

Here are a couple tips that helped me during my GCSES:

1) Specification points: this is such an underrated resource, a lot of students overlook it. During my revision I constantly referred to my spec points, I also used the spec points to identify my red, amber and green subjects which helped me determine how I should allocate my time in my revision schedule. I made sure everything in my spec points was covered in your notes. The spec points tell you exactly everything you need to know, nothing more and nothing less.

2) Practicing "essay-style" answers: In previous past papers you may find large mark questions where you're required to write detailed paragraphs to gain all those marks. These questions often ask a particular process or mechanism. By jotting down specific keywords you can easily get the marks you need. Important definitions are always noted in the spec points. I would write down all the processes and mechanisms I needed to memorise on a flashcard and memorise it that way.

Hope this helps,
Danish
BCU Student Rep
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Original post by BCU Student Rep
Hi @raymiae,
Here are a couple tips that helped me during my GCSES:
1) Specification points: this is such an underrated resource, a lot of students overlook it. During my revision I constantly referred to my spec points, I also used the spec points to identify my red, amber and green subjects which helped me determine how I should allocate my time in my revision schedule. I made sure everything in my spec points was covered in your notes. The spec points tell you exactly everything you need to know, nothing more and nothing less.
2) Practicing "essay-style" answers: In previous past papers you may find large mark questions where you're required to write detailed paragraphs to gain all those marks. These questions often ask a particular process or mechanism. By jotting down specific keywords you can easily get the marks you need. Important definitions are always noted in the spec points. I would write down all the processes and mechanisms I needed to memorise on a flashcard and memorise it that way.
Hope this helps,
Danish
BCU Student Rep

Thank you so much!! :smile:)

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