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on 28 August 2002
Just like the majority of the books within this series for the OCR exams, this book contains all the information you will need to be successful in the A level exams.
It does, however, require the reader to reorganise the text to make notes - maybe not a bad thing - as it leads the student down the path of understanding the text as opposed to purely learning parrot fashion.
That said when under pressure to revise this disorganisation can become more than a little irksome and can lead to very different interpretations by different students.
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on 6 May 2002
This book is like most OCR books, as in it contains only information you will need in the exam.
i have also found that this book has a tendency to take a whole page explaining something that could be explained in a paragraph.
Also i find that although the glossary is good it is not big enough to cover all the information in found the book.
Even though what i have said sounds mostly negative, by having a book which sticks purely to the syllabus you know that what you are learning you will find in the exam, and if the book has it wrong or doesn't explain it well, then thats what you have to know to do well!
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on 18 October 2007
It is a good book to help an A-level student through the course as it has only the required information in. Better than other revision books e.t.c as they usually have non-specific items in and even some missing info.

I would also recommend this book for reading for an optometry student at university level. It provides a good understanding of the basic workings of the human body for early understanding of the university course. (This combined with "Essential A2 Biology for OCR (Essential A2) by Glenn and Susan Toole")

A good book
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on 25 February 2014
The only complaint I have is that it seems to focus constantly on human physiology, and I was hoping for something that was either a bit more generic, or made more reference to wild animals, not just humans. That having been said, it's a very good book, well written with good clear diagrams.
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on 17 October 2014
Excellent. Super quick delivery.
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on 8 June 2009
I bought this book for my daughter to revise from for her A levels and the book was advertised as 'good condition'. I wouldn't have considered it otherwise. The book was highlighted throughout in very bright highlighter pen and in poor condition generally. It was unusable for revision and in most people's view this does not constitute good condition. In my experience good condition means that you might be able to tell it has been used, but other than that it is generally in usable order. Good condition is not somehting which is defaced throughout. Won't use this service again as there was no telephone number easily available to complain
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on 17 November 2014
Great item
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