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Hi guys

I don't know about physics but for bio and chem, section A is based on experimental work, right? but that sounds soo arbitrary and feel like anything could be on section A.

So I want to know how you guys are studying for paper 3 section A for sciences..

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I am having a similar problem, but the way I understand it is you need to have basic knowledge of all of the topics. Some of the answers will be related to the graph, picture, or lab that is detailed and you can find the answer within the given information. Other times, the answer will be a mix of your own knowledge and what is given to you in the lab. I am basing this off of the Nov 2016 Paper 3 for Biology and Chemistry. In my opinion, there really is no way to study for it other than to know how to read and interpret data and graphs and apply that to your answers. Also, keep in mind that section A only makes up about 15 marks of Paper 3, so I would focus more on your Option. Sorry that I don't have a definitive answer for you, but I hope this helps!

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2 hours ago, taywhite said:

I am having a similar problem, but the way I understand it is you need to have basic knowledge of all of the topics. Some of the answers will be related to the graph, picture, or lab that is detailed and you can find the answer within the given information. Other times, the answer will be a mix of your own knowledge and what is given to you in the lab. I am basing this off of the Nov 2016 Paper 3 for Biology and Chemistry. In my opinion, there really is no way to study for it other than to know how to read and interpret data and graphs and apply that to your answers. Also, keep in mind that section A only makes up about 15 marks of Paper 3, so I would focus more on your Option. Sorry that I don't have a definitive answer for you, but I hope this helps!

 

Yeah I agree with you that there is no perfect way to study for section A. However, I felt like section A for biology is more based on core knowledge whereas that for chemistry is more based on our skills in interpreting graphs. Anyway, thank you for your answer :)) good luck on the exams!

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