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’.
They require access to the resources on this same text to give to students.
There are revision guides published for SNAB (that is, for Edexcel GCE Biology) and for many students they can provide a ‘comfort blanket’, giving a sense of security.
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.Compare your answers with the original tutorial you did and your teacher marked.If you didn’t do it before, your teacher may be able to let you see the teacher’s answer sheet so you can self-assess.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.The whole specification can be downloaded from the Edexcel website but even for teachers it is hard-going.Students will find it much better to use the 'Check your notes' activities.However, beware - revision guides can encourage passive rote-learning whilst giving the impression that you are understanding.Many biology exam questions ask you to apply your knowledge to new situations and problems.Whenever you need to revise this topic, shake out the pieces and do it again! It works particularly well for processes as well as structures as you can order the stages.Ask your teacher to set or reset the interactive end-of-topic tests on snabonline.