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    A-level unit 1s are extremely easy, relatively speaking of course.

    I did unit 1 exams in biology, chemistry and maths (core 1) in January, and did an average of 1 hour revision per subject per day for the two weeks prior to the exams. Came out with fantastic results but I did work quite hard in the autumn term so that must have had something to do with it! So the key point is: don't panic and start revising for hours and hours unnecesserily, but work hard in class too.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    A-level unit 1s are extremely easy, relatively speaking of course.

    I did unit 1 exams in biology, chemistry and maths (core 1) in January, and did an average of 1 hour revision per subject per day for the two weeks prior to the exams. Came out with fantastic results but I did work quite hard in the autumn term so that must have had something to do with it! So the key point is: don't panic and start revising for hours and hours unnecesserily, but work hard in class too.
    The content of the Biology unit 1 is huge though. The detail required for somethings; what does fructose+glucose make, where are the glycosidic bonds for amylose and for amylopectin.
    Chemistry and Maths were just slight expansions on GCSE.
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    (Original post by Zorg)
    The content of the Biology unit 1 is huge though. The detail required for somethings; what does fructose+glucose make, where are the glycosidic bonds for amylose and for amylopectin.
    Chemistry and Maths were just slight expansions on GCSE.
    Hmm, yeah I'd probably agree with that.

    Biology was the subject with the most to simply learn but that also makes it a bit easier if you have a good enough memory. Maths was the hardest for me as my GCSE teacher was useless, so it was quite a big step up.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Hmm, yeah I'd probably agree with that.

    Biology was the subject with the most to simply learn but that also makes it a bit easier if you have a good enough memory. Maths was the hardest for me as my GCSE teacher was useless, so it was quite a big step up.
    I dunno, some boards are notoriously ridiculous in the way they set out questions, hence not only learning the stuff is enough you'll have to analyse the question. So alot of it is now exam technique and memory
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    hate the new biology spec with a vengence
    chem and maths i can deal with, there's a right or wrong answer; clear enough
    hate the wording for biology questions etc.
    I'm naturally good at it, and know nearly everything in the course to a good standard but not in the WAY they want.....
    pfff
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    (Original post by cannyeinstein)
    hate the new biology spec with a vengence
    chem and maths i can deal with, there's a right or wrong answer; clear enough
    hate the wording for biology questions etc.
    I'm naturally good at it, and know nearly everything in the course to a good standard but not in the WAY they want.....
    pfff
    Welcome to A-level Biology. I'm afraid to say it doesn't get any better.
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    Thanks for all the posts so far, everyone.

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    I didn't study nearly enough. Not nearly enough. Oh well, thankfully it's all over now.
 
 
 

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