There is a limit to how much context can be included in an exam question anyway, as you just add too much to the reading required.
See Edexcel biology specification for 2008 Revision tips for students from Nicola Wilberforce of Esher College These revision tips are only relevant for the SNAB context-based version of the Edexcel GCE Biology course.
The snabonline website and textbook provides all the resources you need for active revision - so let’s get started!
You can only be examined on what is in the specification.
There is a link to a folder called Mediabank in the left-hand menu next all the Topic folders on snabonline.
This contains all the artwork and images used in the student book and activity sheets, with and without labels. You can print off the unlabelled images (black and white to save ink) and label them, or use the labelled images to create mix and match or cut and stick revision activities.The Edexcel GCE Biology specification represents two approaches leading to the same learning outcomes. By the end of the course the students will have covered the same biology, and there is one common assessment structure.Both courses are assessed through interesting coursework, and examination questions referring to biological contexts, applications and practical work.For example, for Topic 1 Lifestyle, health and risk it is Activity 1.26.The specification material is covered in the textbook, which along with your own work and notes, should be your first revision resource.Have you seen the hyperlink on snabonline to the SNAB glossary?This is an A-Z of the biological words and phrases you should know the meaning of.Use the labelled image in your AS student book to check you are correct. Do it again the next day, just to make sure, and so on.Keep all the pieces in a large labelled envelope or plastic wallet and label it ‘heart structure’.They get you to summarise key biological principles and highlight the really important stuff you absolutely must learn.These will provide the skeleton of your ‘revision notes’.