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WEBINAR | Maximise Exam Success in OCR A – A-Level Biology Paper 3: Unified Biology

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Join A-Level Biology expert examiner Ellena Gilson for this brand-new student revision webinar as she aims to provide students with valuable insights and strategies to enhance their exam performance.
  • A demonstration of being synoptic in processing the information given in the exam question and in your response.
  • A guide through exam questions to gain a deeper understanding of the exam technique required, with a focus on synoptic level of response questions.
  • A discussion of what makes a perfect method and how to identify limitations in the method or data.


  • Understand the importance of knowing the learning outcomes to be able to identify where synoptic knowledge is needed
  • Be prepared to tackle questions involving problem solving skills
  • Know how to process and plan an answer to a synoptic level of response question
  • Understand the different parts of module 1, especially how to write a good method, identify limitations in a method and how to present data correctly

PROGRAMME | 3.30 – 5.00pm

Being Synoptic

  • The importance of knowing the Learning Outcomes – Know your Spec!
  • How to gain more marks by constructing a response by applying knowledge and understanding from more than one topic
  • How to plan and construct an answer to a Level of Response question that covers more than one topic area

Questions about experiments and data

  • The main principles for a good method
  • How to refine an experiment: identifying limitations, their effect on the data and modifications to improve the method
  • The guidelines for presenting data


WEBINAR | Wednesday 08 May 2024
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Ellena Gilson is a former Head of Biology at a top grammar school with over 25 years of outstanding teaching experience. She has extensive experience as an A-Level Biology examiner and holds senior positions for two major examination boards.  

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