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QCE Biology Questions Thread
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:25:43 pm »
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QCE BIOLOGY Q&A THREAD

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If you have general questions about the QCE Biology course (both Units 1&2 and 3&4) or how to improve in certain areas, this is the place to ask! 👌


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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 05:49:28 pm »
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Apparently there are many overlaps between QCE and the Victorian Curriculum. Mainly just posting here so that I'll get notified of other replies and be able to help out! There are heaps of great resources in the VCE section of the board for any QCE students looking for help.

A new list of tips that has definitely been super helpful is this one.
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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 05:51:20 pm »
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Apparently there are many overlaps between QCE and the Victorian Curriculum. Mainly just posting here so that I'll get notified of other replies and be able to help out! There are heaps of great resources in the VCE section of the board for any QCE students looking for help.

A new list of tips that has definitely been super helpful is this one.
You can also press the "NOTIFY" button in the bottom right corner of a page to enable notifications for it.



Same button also appears on sections of the forum as well :)
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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 05:56:21 pm »
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Oh awesome! I had never noticed that before! Sorry!
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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 06:01:14 pm »
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Oh awesome! I had never noticed that before! Sorry!
Nothing to apologise about haha. Just pointing it out to make life easier in the future :)

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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 03:30:40 pm »
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I was wondering what study methods everyone recommends for biology, besides reading through textbook and flashcards?
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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 05:59:10 pm »
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I was wondering what study methods everyone recommends for biology, besides reading through textbook and flashcards?
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I found that after noting the textbook, a good way to gauge understanding and to help really consolidate knowledge was to jump right into some practice questions. You can do the textbook questions, however, I personally prefered (when I did VCE bio) doing biozone questions and exam-style questions from the ATARnotes topic tests. Unfortunately, there aren't QCE topic tests yet, but there does seem to be a biozone the book, although I cannot speak to its quality. There may also be some other qce syllabus question books sold by other companies, however, I am not aware of any. Regardless of what questions you can get your hands on, doing them will hopefully identify areas that you don't really understand (which you need to go back and study some more) and will help you retain the information in the long run.
I also found that trying to teach topics really helped both remembering content. If you have friends doing bio, try taking turns teaching each other topics as the process of teaching really forces you to understand the topic yourself. And if you don't have anyone to teach you could always (like me) teach aloud to a imaginary friend.
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Re: QCE Biology Questions Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 08:11:06 pm »
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Welcome to the forums!! :)

To add on to what Erutepa said about practice questions, Units 1,2 & 4 have significant crossover with the VCE biology syllabus so you can use past VCAA (vic equivalent of QCAA) questions to get in QCE practice & if you happen to have edunlimited I recommend looking at the VCE and HSC topic tests and doing relevant questions from there.

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