best revision tips to get an a in a level biology?

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best revision tips to get an a in a level biology?

i need to get an a in biology to get into my uni choice

Posted Wed 27th February, 2013 @ 20:33 by sakura ikumi

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I am also trying to get an A for university.

I have printed off the specification so I can use it like a checklist making sure that I know everything (they can't ask you anything that isn't on the specification)

Like Evie4learning suggested flashcards are really useful in remembering key words and definitions. Also creating mind maps (to summarise content) and synoptic maps (to see the links between the topic and other related topics). Synoptic study is important as the A2 exams tend to examine your knowledge of the entire (2yr)  course. Make sure you go over AS stuff.

I have also borrowed a couple of revision guides as they may cover stuff that is not in the book.

Last but not least EXAM QUESTIONS! and lots of them. It is good practice to see how the questions are laid out in the paper. Also working through mark schemes can help you understand what the examiner wants.

Hope this is useful. Good luck with you A! :)

Answered Sat 2nd March, 2013 @ 19:27 by Jacqueline:)
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I am not doing A-levels, but the best way is to print off the specification right away and work from that. Many people online make blogs to go over the details of these specifications and this will help you immensely. I advise that you get flashes cards and write these down along with your own notes stapling them to the parts of the specification that are relevant, so you can easily go over them later - obviously you can also write on the specification itself, but if there is alot of writing needed flash cards are good to add extra information. Get them for WHSmith. Thats what I am doing right now and it really helps, trust me...it is essential that you print off the specification, many text books give you unnecessary information. You need to know exactly what you need to learn to get that A*.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

Answered Thu 28th February, 2013 @ 17:49 by evie4learning
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I think Jacqueline's answer says it all really. :)

Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 17:13 by Jinna