IGCSE Biology is one of the most difficult subjects in high school. Not only are there a huge number of topics to learn, but you need to know them well enough that you can pass exams on each topic at the end of year 11 and also be able to apply your knowledge in practicals throughout year 10. For some people, this is not very easy.
All my friends thought they would never get their biology grades when they started igcse biology, but after just two months, we all knew what we were doing and had good ideas on how to tackle the coursework and exam questions. So read on if you want advice on how to do better in your Biology GCSE. The way we did, it was both enjoyable and effective, so perhaps it will work for you too.
First of all, don’t listen to people who say biology is easy. Of course, there are some things that are much easier than others, but the only reason they seem easy is that you have already learned them. The topics at the Tuttee GCSE level are not simple revisions – they’re new topics and require a lot of learning before you can understand them well enough to remember them for exams or use them in practicals properly. The only reason I managed to get an A without difficulties was because I had done biology at AS level during year 10, but even then, it was difficult.
During the first few weeks, make sure you read through your textbooks thoroughly, making notes where necessary. If something is not clear, ask your teacher or someone else you know who is doing well in the subject. Make sure you also watch any biology videos which are available online – many of them are very good and can help to explain things in a way that is easy to understand.