- Costs less than an hour with a private tutor
- This revision method is proven to improve recall
- Access any time or place
- Thousands of questions specially tailored to your exams
- Instant feedback
- Personal profile to track progress
If you are aiming to improve your grades in your GCSE biology, then this is the online course for you! I have THOUSANDS of questions specifically to help you revise for this exam.
If you need a bit of help because you can’t attend school, or you don’t understand your teacher or the class is too noisy for you to concentrate and understand what is going on.
What is included in the course?
Multiple choice questions for every single lesson, if I would teach a lesson on a subject, then there is a set of questions for it! This is just biology; the physics and chemistry courses are separate. (I’ve separated the separate science courses into the different sciences to give you more flexibility. Maybe you only need some help in biology and don’t want to pay for Physics; perhaps you’re doing higher chemistry but foundation physics; perhaps you need AQA for one subject and Edexcel for another.)
What is so amazing about multiple choice questions?
They are brilliant for helping with recall; retrieval practice is a better way to revise the information and make students remember it for longer, compared to other types of revision techniques.
[Super geeky science bit! Cantor et al. 2014 showed that using multiple choice questions in studying improved long-term student access to marginal knowledge. AND McDermott et al., 2014 showed that they could be MORE effective than answering short answer questions]
Will this help in the exam?
Multiple choice questions make up a big part of the exam, and they need a special revision technique to go with them. You need to practice timing, quickly identifying the wrong answers and narrowing down the correct answer. This is a skill that can be learnt and improved.
What sort of questions are on the course?
Some of them will be the necessary recall of facts, and multiple-choice questions (little and often) is a great way to revise.
But not all the questions on the exam will be just about remembering things! So some of the questions will be answering maths questions, some will need a pen and paper so you can work out the answers, some questions have picture or graphs to interpret. Each topic needs a slightly different sort of question, but there is nothing to write down, and you don’t need to wait for a teacher to mark it to find out if you’re right or not.
What feedback do I get?
After you’ve finished a quiz, you can ‘View Questions’ and see which ones you got correct and which you didn’t
How often should I use this?
Little and often is the key with this, if you try a quiz straight after you have a lesson on a topic that will help it sink in. As part of revision a few months before the exams you might bet 50% on the quiz, if you try it again a month later you could get 60% hopefully by the time you go into the exams you’ll know all the content!
Can I sign up for a month?
The best time to start revising is now! It doesn’t matter if you’re reading this a year before you sit your exams or a week before. To encourage people to start early I’m only offering yearly access; I don’t want to put a student in the awful position of waiting to use this revision resources until close to the exam because it will be cheaper.
Is this better than a private tutor?
It’s not the same, so I’m not going to say better or worse. But it is a lot less than the cost of an hour of personal tuition and can be used instead of or as well as depending on your preference.
Is this revision or teaching?
This is revision for exams; all the teaching is done on my YouTube channel (for FREE!) this is to help you remember things and work out answers not to teach you new content.
Is this for students for school?
Either! The standard sign up is aimed at students at home, if schools want to sign up whole classes, the best thing to do is to look at the school pricing pages and then get in contact!
I’ve tried to read your mind, and predict everything you’ll ask, feel free to look at the FAQs before signing up!
Are worked examples/fully worked answers included?
No, that would have pushed the time to create this site up massively and would have made everything more expensive. I’ve tried to balance the site being really helpful and affordable for as many people as possible.
Can I download the questions?
No, these are all internet-based questions, pdf workbooks are available to purchase in the shop.
Are the workbooks included?
No, this is just access to the online course, use the ‘expand all’ button to see the quizzes that are currently available for this course.
I’ve tried to read your mind and think of any problems you might have, I’ve tried to answer them all here https://primrosekitten.org/faqs/