Dropping AS Biology. Help

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-21 19:39:17 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey, I'm currently doing AS OCR biology and I'm finding it pretty hard. I got a C on the January exam and I'm aiming for a B but I'm worried about how it gets harder in A2. I have been given the option to drop Biology and do AS & A2 politics in my 2nd year which they think I could do due to there being no January exams next year. This wou...

Sixth form Thinking of dropping AS biology for A2. Need advice

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-21 16:28:15 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey, I'm doing my AS levels and have almost finished the year. However I'm finding Biology hard at the moment, just with the breadth of knowledge you need to do as well as the meticulous exam technique. I'm aiming for a B and got C in January (although I was getting consistent A's in mocks). I'm unsure whether to take it to A2 as I realiz...

Sixth form A2 subject choice!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-21 18:44:59 - Similar - Report/Block

This is my first post so idk what i do but here goes, I'm studying Maths Physics Chemistry and Biology for AS and i want to study Chemical Engineering at Uni (Newcastle or Bath idk). I have no idea which subject i should drop, because they are all pretty relevant. I was thinking of dropping biology but its the subject i get the best grade...

Sixth form Biology taking the mick!!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-13 23:17:40 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently got my As results. Maths C1 edexcel A Chemistry ocr f321 A Biology f211 D I'm still pretty much shocked on how I got this grade. I put in more time in biology than in chemistry and maths put together and came out with some rubbish grade. Need serious tips to revise biology. Thanks.

3 A-Levels and a BTEC certificate

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-09 00:31:46 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, This year I'm doing A.S-Level Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Music. They have been going really well apart from Biology. I was thinking of dropping Biology at the end of A.S. and doing a BTEC Performing Arts Certificate. I just wanted to know has anyone done 3 A-levels and a BTEC certificate and what the work load was like for you! Tha...

Had an offer but scared I won't meet the conditions

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 23:20:53 - Similar - Report/Block

I have had a conditional offer from Edinburgh for biological sciences under the conditions I get ABB :) And it's going to be my firm However after my January A level results I'm worried I might not get these grades, especially since I am struggling in class and am finding it hard to motivate myself after my disappointing results :/ I'm pr...

Sixth form AS Biology help!! urgent pls!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-20 17:34:24 - Similar - Report/Block

I have two AS Biology exams in about 4 weeks time and I'm struggling on every bit of this subject. This is partly because I have very poor revision techniques and also on the whole, completely shut down when revising biology....please I need: tips to revise well and break down the topics good revision websites for AS Biology (edexcel) adv...

Sixth form Human Biology vs. Biology at AS/A Level?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 13:39:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello. I'm just asking out of curiosity; do universities favour Biology over Human Biology? I know that "traditional" Sciences (Bio., Chemistry, and Physics) are well-respected, but is Human Biology still a "traditional" science? Thanks!...

Sixth form Self-taught AS Biology? Any exam boards without a biology practical?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-11 22:02:58 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, At my current school we use OCR gateway for science. And triple science (So modules B5,B6,C5,C6,P5 and P6) were all taught in 15 minutes of form time, 3 times a week. Obvoiusly we did not have time to complete this and as a result I have had to pretty much had to learn all of B5 and B6 at home , from the revision guide, in the two da...

EPQ Biology Topic's?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-04 21:11:12 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey guys, i'm going to be starting my EPQ after my exams. I was wondering whether 'is cancer actually curable' a good topic or not? I want to do a topic within Biology and i am pretty creative so if i got the chance to make a cell model or something i'd totally be up for it. If any of you have got any idea's about what i could do please l...

POST-MORTEM: AQA Additional Science Biology B2 (May 2013)

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-14 11:49:52 - Similar - Report/Block

POST-MORTEM: AQA Biology B2 Not too bad in my opinion... Nothing that I really thought I'd answered completely wrong, so that's good. Favourite question? I'm having trouble remembering most of the exam. I was pretty much flat out throughout. I found the last question extremely satisfying once I'd finally worked out what to write, so I gue...

Sixth Form PERCENTAGE CHANGE Biology?!?!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-11-18 23:19:45 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, The question is about cylinders of potato and finding the water potential by putting the cylinders in differing concentrations of sucrose solutions... BUT why was the change in mass given as a percentage change? I've got that percentage changes are easy to compare to one another because they are udner the same units, but it's a pretty...

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MSc Mathematical Biology - No Biology Degree

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-24 10:52:45 - Similar - Report/Block

I want to do a mathematical biology masters after my degree which will be "Maths with Economics" from LSE. Unfortunately, you can see that I don't have the Biology which would make the MSc very difficult. Do you think UCL or KCL would let me sit in in Biology Lectures to give me a feel for it? I really want to do this.

Placement/sandwich year for a biology degree

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-27 13:21:59 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, I'm in the second year of a 4 year sandwich degree doing applied and human biology, and I'm looking to find a placement for next year. I've applied to a few places but been rejected for all of them, and pretty much everywhere has closed their applications. I'm not particularly specific over what I want, provided it has something...

Sixth Form A2 biology coursework help.

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-10-23 13:33:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'm starting my A2 biology coursework soon and we've been told to start thinking about a topic for the practical. i have NO IDEA what to do. Don't really want to do plants or enzymes, much more interested in human biology and forensics. any help would be greatly received! thanks.

AP BIOLOGY for Android

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Resit AS year or carry on to A2?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-05 12:59:11 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I'd like your thoughts on something please :) In the future I'd like to do a degree in Chemistry and go into research, potentially pharmacological. I'm in my AS year studying Chemistry, Biology, English Lit and RS. In January I got an E in Chemistry, D in Biology, B is RS and an A in English Lit coursework. I wasn't happy with my grad...

Does human biology GCSE count?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-28 23:28:42 - Similar - Report/Block

Am i right in thinking human biology wont be counted by med schools if you are taking biology too? It's for Liverpool's foundation year if that matters. Thanks...

SL Biology VS Chemistry

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-28 13:50:23 - Similar - Report/Block

I am choosing my group 3 subjects. I will definitely make it SL. However, I am not sure about which to choose. It will be either Biology or Chemistry. Any comments will be appreciated. :) *Note: I am better in Biology than Chemistry for now (in IGCSE level), but I enjoy Chemistry more than Biology.

Sixth form A level Extended Project

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-10 17:43:16 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I've been trying to think of something to do for my extended project, I currently study Maths, Physics, Computing and Biology. Im Currently in AS, soon to be in A2 after the exams. For A2, i am required to do an extended project, but i am unsure on what i can do and what is possible to do, I find Physics and maths the most interesting...

Does getting a bad A2 grade mean that the AS level of that subject is not counted?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-27 04:07:09 - Similar - Report/Block

Say if one was to get an A in AS Biology, then after completing their A2 Biology they get an overall D. Can they still claim to have an A AS in Biology whilst ignoring the A2 or is the AS mark wiped?...

Sixth Form Unit 1 Biology is disgusting. AQA

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2012-09-14 17:45:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys, Is it me or is unit 2 biology AQA A levels is much easier than unit 1? I revised so much for unit 1, yet I only got 78 in unit 1 in June, whereas, in unit 2, I got nearly full UMS but I did about half as much revision for unit 2 than unit 1. Isn't it supposed to get harder as you go along the units? E.g. Get a better percentage U...

Sixth form Ocr a2 biology practicals

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-14 23:34:30 - Similar - Report/Block

So I am retaking my biology A2 practicals as an external student and my deadline for being entered to do this is Friday, 14th March, but I am not entirely sure I remember exactly which practical tasks I carried out so I would be grateful if someone could post a list of all the A2 biology practicals we could have done last year and so I ca...

GCSE Biology grade boundaries

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-25 23:25:32 - Similar - Report/Block

I got a B in my unit 1 and unit 2 biology exams. If I get an A* in my isa and an A* in my unit 3 will it add up to an A ? Because I need to take biology for A-level. And my teachers not letting me retake unit 2.

What is A Level Chemistry like?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-23 12:47:58 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm choosing my A Levels at the moment and I'm definitely taking Biology, Geography and English I'm just undecided on whether I should take Chemistry... I've heard that Biology GCSE to A Level is a big jump with content and everything but what about Chemistry? I think I'm nervous about taking Chemistry compared to Biology because I enjoy...

A level trouble

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-10 18:58:17 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi everyone! I am in 6 form and nearly finishing my first year At the start of the year I did Maths Chemistry Biology and Law. I got dropped from Law as I wasn't making any effort to do homework and revise for half term tests (which i regret) So now I have no choice but to do Maths Chemistry and Biology at A2 next year. I am loving maths...

Applying to med school without biology

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-06 17:03:46 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey guys! Anyone here who's applying to med school without biology or sucessfully got accepted into med school without biology? I TOTALLY regretted not taking bio during As level and I think its too late to do a crash course since I'll be applying to med school this year. Out of the 30+ medschools, I can only apply to 8 of them since most...

Biomedical Sciences students?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-09 23:34:21 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello :) I'm thinking of switching from biology to bio medical sciences but I was wondering if there are any students on here who can give me a bit more insight to the course than the LJMU site gives which is pretty vague to be honest :S how do you think the way the course is taught and the way you are assessed is different to other cours...

Dropping out of nursing?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-22 01:38:40 - Similar - Report/Block

I am currently having a hard time with my university. I'm from Northern Ireland and study nursing in England. Recently I have been thinking about dropping out and reapplying to study nursing back home, but I am not sure if I can claim the NHS Bursary if I reapply as I have already had it for 7 months. Does anyone know how the bursary work...

Queen Mary, Nottingham, or Bath??

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-22 09:45:47 - Similar - Report/Block

Got accepted to Nottingham (Biology), Bath (Biology), and QM (Biology and Biomedical Science). So many different factors to consider so I'm going absolutely mad. Please help!...

Undergraduate Chemistry in biology question

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-21 00:33:28 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all Didn't know where to post this excuse me on that. I am doing a biology degree with the Open University and I love it and do really well except for the biochemistry parts which I basically suck at chemistry. I haven't had much to do with chemistry yet but the small part I had I hated.... I just want to know if anyone can offer some...

Molecular Biology @ Bristol Uni

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-19 23:08:34 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, been a while since I have last posted something. Anyway, I have been looking at Universities and where I want to go with my life. And I would love to go to Bristol, preferably to study something like molecular biology and immunology. First of all, my GCSE predicted grades. English Lit - A English Lang - A Maths - A* Physics, Chem &...

Stupid to take an A-level I found hard at gcse?

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-21 23:56:27 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm considering taking biology at alevel - the course looks interesting, plus I think it's a really great alevel to have, and keeps my options open - as I'm possibly looking at neuroscience for uni But... I found gcse biology hard, and overall, apart from the human biology topics, rather uninteresting - although it is likely this is becau...

Secondary biology..

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-10 14:45:59 - Similar - Report/Block

hey, can anyone help me with studying for biology? does anyone know any good websites apart from bitesize that i can use? and also good websites with biology calculation questions, thanks if you do :( x...

Help with AS Level Choices!

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-03-21 19:01:39 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello I would really liek some advice on my AS level choices, which are currently English literature, biology, geography and history. I am not quite sure what area of work or study I definitely want to go down, so I have tried to keep my options open. My question is: is it pointless only having one science? If I chose the science route, i...

Settings between DEs

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I am currently using LXDE as my DE but since I am still new to this I'm finding issues that I know how to fix in Gnome or Cinnamon but not LXDE. Is it ok to install either of the above to make configuration changes (checking to make sure auto updates is on for instance) and then dropping back to LXDE to run the machine? Main reason I wen...

AQA Biology ISA

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-02-05 13:08:24 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, i just wanted some help on how to write a plan for a biology isa. I am going osmosis in potatoes. Thanks...

Secondary Biology ISA

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-05-24 12:04:38 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, I am doing a biology ISA which involves looking at the number of stomata on the underside of a leaf. If anybody could help me come up with a hypothesis, method and instruments that would be great. Thanks...

I've completely ruined my a-levels...

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-06-04 00:44:44 - Similar - Report/Block

I feel like crying, I'm so stressed. I don't know where to post this so sorry if it's in the wrong section. I have my final A2 exams next week for biology, chemistry and physics and not only have I realised that I strongly dislike science (biology is the only bareable one), but I have ruined any chance I had of getting decent grades (agai...

asking if I can study two courses in uni then shift to another course

thestudentroom.co.uk - 2013-04-17 02:03:53 - Similar - Report/Block

I did not pass my A levels and so I am doing a BTEC course currently. I really want to pursue a career in physiotherapy but most universities want an A level Biology qualification :(. I was wondering whether I can study an A level biology course in university along with say a health and social care course then as soon as I pass my A level...


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