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Is my revision plan gud for a level AQA chem n OCR a bio

So my plan is I use the actual exam board textbooks and read them to understand the topic but not memorise so I'll only read them once when I start revising a topic. Then I'll use the CGP textbook to memorise key info as I like the CGP layout and add any relevant info that's missing from chemrevise and for topics I'm really struggling with I'll use youtube vids. I don't like making notes hence why the cgp book is perfect as ill memorise it then blurt all the info. After revising all the topic I'll answer exam questions and do past papers from the textbooks and online. How does this sound will it be enough for me to get an A/A*
Reply 1
For bio especially, see if you can get hold of some flashcards, they've really helped me as a lot of it is just memory. I'm also doing chem (edexcel) and bio (OCR A) and I'm focussing on past paper Qs at the moment, going topic by topic to identify my weaker areas, which I will then look over the content for - your plan sounds like a lot of reading but not so much doing (aside from the blurting)
Reply 2
Original post by yogo1o
For bio especially, see if you can get hold of some flashcards, they've really helped me as a lot of it is just memory. I'm also doing chem (edexcel) and bio (OCR A) and I'm focussing on past paper Qs at the moment, going topic by topic to identify my weaker areas, which I will then look over the content for - your plan sounds like a lot of reading but not so much doing (aside from the blurting)

I also do OCR A Bio and I really need some good resources because the textbook is too lengthy. Where did you get your flashcards from?
Reply 3
I've made my on anki - I've tried at attach the export file below but I'm not sure if it will work as I've never exported / imported a deck before

If it doesn't work, you could try looking on memrise or quizlet

AnkiDroid exported flashcards: collection-20240427180943.colpkg
Original post by yogo1o
For bio especially, see if you can get hold of some flashcards, they've really helped me as a lot of it is just memory. I'm also doing chem (edexcel) and bio (OCR A) and I'm focussing on past paper Qs at the moment, going topic by topic to identify my weaker areas, which I will then look over the content for - your plan sounds like a lot of reading but not so much doing (aside from the blurting)

hi so I began a topic/lesson by reading the exam board textbook just to understand what they r on about then I memorise whats in the cgp book and any additional notes from elsewhere then I just answer questions on the topic. Once I've done all the content I'll be doing past papers etc
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Original post by Rohan007best
hi so I began a topic/lesson by reading the exam board textbook just to understand what they r on about then I memorise whats in the cgp book and any additional notes from elsewhere then I just answer questions on the topic. Once I've done all the content I'll be doing past papers etc

Fair enough, just make sure you have time to get through everything before the exams
Original post by Rohan007best
So my plan is I use the actual exam board textbooks and read them to understand the topic but not memorise so I'll only read them once when I start revising a topic. Then I'll use the CGP textbook to memorise key info as I like the CGP layout and add any relevant info that's missing from chemrevise and for topics I'm really struggling with I'll use youtube vids. I don't like making notes hence why the cgp book is perfect as ill memorise it then blurt all the info. After revising all the topic I'll answer exam questions and do past papers from the textbooks and online. How does this sound will it be enough for me to get an A/A*


This sounds very good, but I encourage you to make your plan very detailed and time block .
As you begin to revise using your methods ,take some time to analyse these methods and refine as you go along .

Good luck 🙂
Original post by rohan007best
So my plan is I use the actual exam board textbooks and read them to understand the topic but not memorise so I'll only read them once when I start revising a topic. Then I'll use the CGP textbook to memorise key info as I like the CGP layout and add any relevant info that's missing from chemrevise and for topics I'm really struggling with I'll use youtube vids. I don't like making notes hence why the cgp book is perfect as ill memorise it then blurt all the info. After revising all the topic I'll answer exam questions and do past papers from the textbooks and online. How does this sound will it be enough for me to get an A/A*

I did OCR A last year, got an A. Would recommend that you know how to make links between every single module, brush up on MODULE 1 (lots of people dont know this is a module that exists and is VERY important as in all the past papers you do questions related to this may pop up, such as log graphs, calculating uncertainity risks and etc. The CGP book has a module on this, BIORACH also has videos on this which is good). Make sure you know everything, use the spec for this, once you go over a topic grab your spec out and read out each point. I also used to use ClareBiology who is extremely good for recapping topics quickly and she also provides every detail you need to know. Past papers should be your best friend, the markscheme is often repeated in every single exam and thus you should know how to answer all the different type of questions you can be asked (ocr biology is not a straightforward answer, you answer a question thinking it is the right answer and it is but the markscheme says otherwise since you missed a key underlined word out - learn these terms that are often underlined. Paper 3 will often be the hardest since it is a very different type of paper, it makes no sense at all and you have to think outside the box for it. I would also say that you should look at Clare Biology's community page on Youtube since last year she did some predictions and there was a few right that popped up in the exam. Good luck, hope this helps.
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Original post by Rohan007best
So my plan is I use the actual exam board textbooks and read them to understand the topic but not memorise so I'll only read them once when I start revising a topic. Then I'll use the CGP textbook to memorise key info as I like the CGP layout and add any relevant info that's missing from chemrevise and for topics I'm really struggling with I'll use youtube vids. I don't like making notes hence why the cgp book is perfect as ill memorise it then blurt all the info. After revising all the topic I'll answer exam questions and do past papers from the textbooks and online. How does this sound will it be enough for me to get an A/A*

I think it's a good plan. I would also go through al; the past paper questions on the platform A Levels.ai It will give you a tracked and methodical approach to each topic. If you don't like writing notes, you can ask it to generate a flashcard after each question.

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