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    (Original post by Advanced Subsidiary)
    A2 Legacy Exams or the New Revised ones? If it's legacy, I agree.
    No, the new syllabus. Are you doing the old one?
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    No, the new syllabus. Are you doing the old one?
    I was but then I changed for personal reasons. What kind of questions was in the paper. Sometimes they word their questions in funny ways.
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    I was but then I changed for personal reasons. What kind of questions was in the paper. Sometimes they word their questions in funny ways.
    The questions were either vague or unexpected. One was something like "List four ways in which you can save the birds long-term" Unit 2 was too much geography, "fake biology". I love A2 though!!!!!! Genetics!!! Systems!!!! :awesome:
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    The questions were either vague or unexpected. One was something like "List four ways in which you can save the birds long-term" Unit 2 was too much geography, "fake biology". I love A2 though!!!!!! Genetics!!! Systems!!!!
    lol that question looks ******
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    lol that question looks ******
    This was my last reason: release them into the wild one by one.

    :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    This was my last reason: release them into the wild one by one.

    haha, I need to see the past paper when it releases. Such a stupid question, i find it difficult to even think about lol.
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    (Original post by Princestia)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...ref=sib_rdr_dp

    This book by itself and past papers maybe. Would that be enough to get a good grade A in both unit 1 and unit 2 of the OCR Biology AS level exam?

    (If I learned everything in the book).

    Please only really respond if you've used this book and gotten a grade A or people with similar experiences to do with this specific book.

    Please only focus on posting about this book (not really looking for other recommendations really) - just if this book is enough for a high grade A?

    Thanks
    Well, it seems like you are placing all your hopes into this one book as you seem to want positive responses and no other recommendations for other guides! :p: I can't blame you really - having everything you need for a high grade A in one book would be amazing, but to be perfectly honest, you won't find it in this one.

    I did unit one in January and got 90/90 UMS and I'm hoping for a high grade A in unit two as well - I did have this book as our school got them for us but despite my initial excitement at a brand new, free syllabus-specific textbook, it didn't at all materialise into the concise and specific guide I was hoping for. (It doesn't exist by the way).

    Don't get me wrong, the book is by all means good to read and get a simple, if slightly cursory, understanding from. However, don't treat it as a comprehensive guide to the course if you want a high grade A as you said.

    The revision guide version is totally useless in my opinion; some people have recommended it and claim to have achieved high marks using it which I don't doubt, but most of the people who have used it that I know of dismiss it as too simplistic for good marks.

    Make sure you use traditional, chunky and even slightly older biology textbooks to get a really sound understanding which is what you need for a high mark, and by high I mean over 90% UMS in all units. :yes:
 
 
 
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