AQA A-level Biology | Year 2 Summary

Here are my 1 page summaries for the year 2 content in A-level Biology! Hope you find them helpful! Advertisements

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AQA A-level Biology | Year 1 Summary

I’ve been meaning to do this for so long and kept putting it off…but finally, here they are: my A-level Biology 1-page summary notes for the year 1 content!

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying for Medical School

When applying to Medicine, plenty of things will be running through your head. From the best work experience, the pressure to perform well in assessments and even the standing of your GCSEs. It’s easy to get carried away worrying about being perfect, or overestimating the difficulty of getting into Medicine. Not to mention, it can be…

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Why Medicine? – in 10 Words!

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over…

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Essential Medicine Interview Checklist!

Here’s a list of 20 things you MUST know before you go for your medical school interview…

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5 Most Common Interview Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

There are potentially a whole range of things that can go wrong in an interview, but instead of focussing on all the negatives and unnecessarily worrying about them why don’t try to see if you can avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Have a read of what you should try to avoid in…

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Different Ways to Prepare For Your Medical School Interview

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8 Es for Medical School Interview Success

Many of you will be preparing for your interviews now, probably by practising endless questions and going through loads of mock interviews. And that’s great and exactly what you should be doing! However, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the more subtle aspects of an interview that can determine whether it goes well or not. Have…

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Interview Hot Topics: NHS Funding

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding. ‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by…

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3 THINGS TO DO AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION

  I bet you’ve all exhaled that breath of relief knowing that the personal statement that you put your blood and tears into has finally been submitted. It’s done and dusted and can never bother you again! But at the back of your mind you also know that you haven’t quite reached the end of…

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6 BMAT PREPARATION TIPS TO SCORE HIGHLY!

Sitting the BMAT and not sure how to begin your preparation? Those of you who have chosen to sit the BMAT will already be aware that it is quite different to the UKCAT. It consists of 3 sections: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and the essay. As you will have already gathered, the different sections will all…

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HOW TO BALANCE BMAT & A-LEVELS…

One of the trickiest things about the BMAT is that you have to sit it during term time (if you’re sitting it on the November date). Any of you considering it now will be in the difficult position of dividing yourself across revising for the BMAT and revising for your A levels for 2 whole…

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WORK SHADOWING: WHY DO SOME MEDICAL SCHOOLS DISREGARD IT?

You probably opened this post thinking “What? Work shadowing is disregarded by medical schools?” That’s exactly what I thought when I heard this for the first time at university open days. So what exactly is it that’s disliked about shadowing? And what would medical schools prefer to hear about from you?

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HOW TO REFLECT ON WORK EXPERIENCE

The famous piece of advice everyone gives to prospective medical school applicants – “Reflect on your work experience.” You have probably heard this phrase an endless number of times, but it truly is one of the best pieces of advice you could receive! This post will give you top tips on how to reflect on…

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Didn’t Get the UKCAT Score You Wanted?

Many of you will have already sat your UKCAT or will be sitting it very soon. Hopefully you’ll have all achieved the scores you were hoping for, but if not, don’t worry! Here are some top tips on what to do next.

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THE EPQ: TIPS & TRICKS TO GET IT DONE!

An EPQ is the type of thing you are so excited to do but once you actually get into it you realise that you’ve just plunged head first into your biggest nightmare and there’s no way out. If you’re in the process of deciding whether you should do an EPQ I’d suggest you read my…

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SHOULD YOU DO THE EPQ?

EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification and it’s probably something you’ve heard of a few times if you’re about to start college or sixth form. It is essentially a self-motivated research project that is equivalent to an AS level (and something colleges like to brag about offering). You choose a topic of your choice and…

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