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Edexcel A2 Biology Revision Guide (EDEXCEL A LEVEL SCIENCES) [Paperback]

Mr Gary Skinner , Mr Robin Harbord , Mr Ed Lees
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13 Aug 2009 1846905990 978-1846905995 1

Suitable for both concept- and context-led approaches, this Revision Guide is Edexcel’s own resource for the 2008 Edexcel GCE Biology specification. Written by experienced examiners, it features guidance from the people who write and mark exam papers and draws on real exam data from Edexcel’s ResultsPlus service.

  •  ‘ResultsPlus’ Examiner feedback draws on examiner expertise and real past exam data to help students avoid common pitfalls and build better answers.

  • Exam-style questions – including the multiple-choice style – offer plenty of practice ahead of the exam.

  • Worked examples provide step-by-step guidance on how totackle exam questions.

  • Guidance on Practical Assessment helps students to write better AS visit/case study and practical reports.

  • Thinking tasks, quick questions and checklistsenable students to track their own progress and revise more effectively.


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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Edexcel; 1 edition (13 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846905990
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846905995
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 29.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Little too concise for my liking 14 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
After finding the a2 biology textbook for edexcel was far too wordy in some places, i thought that a more concise alternative was needed to compliment the textbook.
I do realise that the whole point of it is just a basic outline of things that you should know, but little bits of detail that are necessary in order to acquire the best marks in the exam have been missed out.

On the plus side, the practise questions are great and the check lists are very helpful.

I would have preferred a book which had a little more depth, this guide is only 104 pages long!

All in all get it but don't expect wonders
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4/5, Pros vs Cons 14 July 2011
Format:Paperback
Pros:
- Clear presentation and layout,
- Concise and straight to the point,
- Covers a lot of the specification and basics,
- Good for the evening before an exam,
- Good pricing,
- Removes unnessecary information which is given to you in the textbook.

Cons:
- Lacks some detail on key biology principles,
- Little or no explanations of core practicals,
- Topic 7 is worryingly short,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! 9 Oct 2012
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Brilliant accompliment to go with the work book for this exam board. It is simply and easy to read and use with key points and examiner comments which is always useful :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 20 Feb 2014
By J.B
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Essential for studying A2 biology!

Especially unit 6 coursework, the pages at the back of this book give you step by step help with the coursework it really helped me a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nayak Houghton Regis 8 Dec 2013
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Very good service, well worth it, good on time, all area covered, good for money and also kids love it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good 1 Dec 2013
By Alice
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Fast delivery and it's clear, the guide is very helpful use it quite a lot for my work, many thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything went well 2 Nov 2013
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The delivery came before I expected and it is a very useful book for my course. I suggest that anyone who is doing this A-Level course to buy this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Every Word Counts 18 Jun 2013
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This book was a life-saver when it came to revising for my unit 5 exam.
I haven't got the greatest attention span and so revising can sometimes be hard and frustrating. This is where this great book comes in!
Every word on every page is useful, unlike the textbook which has lots and lots of pointless knowledge, which can sometimes be hard to wade through to find key principles.
So this book is great at teaching you the key principles and exactly what they are looking for when asking questions about each topic (this is great because in biology exams sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what they are asking for).

The only thing it is lacking is some smaller details of the biological principles, the more in-depth points of some of the topics (but not anything central or key).

Still made me feel ready for the exam and got me through the exam spectacularly!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful companion book for the A2 biology course with tips ...
Very useful companion book for the A2 biology course with tips from the examiners. Helped my daughter understand the essentials
Published 6 days ago by Sandy Moor
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, not great
Full to the brim with info, but not a reader friendly layout
Published 2 months ago by Wren
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
Essential learning tool which I highly recommend to anyone looking at choices. My son used it thoroughly and has improved his predicted grade.

You will not regret it.
Published 16 months ago by Francesca
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very helpful in stressful exam period! Great for quick revision. Must have revision guide. Helped alot. Wish there was one for all subjects.
Published 17 months ago by Hazel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This textbook really helps with revision and notes, and now i just need to get the grades, definately recommend this.
Published 17 months ago by Lakhanchi Odedra
5.0 out of 5 stars Biology
I bought this for my daughter as she asked for it to help with her studying and she said it was good
Published 18 months ago by Helen Havant
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
Good product, service, and price.Good product, service, and price.Good product, service, and priceGood product, service, and price..Good product, service, and price.
Published 19 months ago by P. C. Delahaye
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
Very useful revision guide for last minute revision. Would recommend greatly for Edexcel biology revision. Nice layout, basic information, and helped with exams. Also, good price.
Published 21 months ago by Cheeky
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