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Thank you so much for your help! I was wondering if you had any tips for physics, chemistry and english at Higher? Hopefully with hard work A1's should be within my reach And just in general, how do build a good maths problem-solving ability? I want to start solving maths puzzles like the ones in the UKMT maths challenge for banter
Hello Douglas, I was doing some snooping on the Scottish qualifications results forum from a while ago and I saw that you got straight A1's! Firstly you're a genious and well done for getting into your first choice univeristy (Cambridge for maths?) I myself want to study Medicine at either Oxford or Cambridge and really want those A1's too and I was wondering if you could provide some advice about how to achieve them
All my Standard Grades are done and dusted along with a Higher in Maths (I got early-presented). This year I will be doing Advanced Higher Maths, Higher English, Higher Biology, Higher Chemistry and Higher Physics. What tips would you have for Advanced Maths? How much did you revise per day? Are there any websites/books/textbooks which were good for revision?
Well done on just doing so well. I will seriously appreciate any help from you
What was your overall mark for your Higher Maths exam? I know you got an A1 but did you get a percentage/mark given to you?
What was your actual revision method for Maths/Applied Maths/Physics like subjects? Did you just work through the textbooks given to you?
Thanks for the reply. It was very informative, I really appreciate it.
Much like 90% of this website, I'm hoping to go into Medicine. I feel the Cambridge course would be more suited to me considering it focuses primarily on the academic/applied science aspects of medicine throughout the first three years.
Regarding Higher English, how did you ensure your folio pieces were of a high quality (A1/A2)? Were you naturally good at writing or did you just continuously re-draft your pieces?
You said I should be looking to have completed all of my revision before the study leaves begins, does this include practising past papers or should I be learning the content and then doing past papers etc in the week leading up to the exam?
Could you recommend the best textbooks to purchase for: H Maths, English, Chemistry and Physics? It isn't a problem if you can't remember, I was just wondering what I should be looking to buy before school resumes.
Anyway, thanks again!
Sorry we haven't spoken on TSR before however I was wondering whether you would be able to provide advice. I will be entering fifth year this year and so I will be aiming to achieve five A1's due to the fact I'm hoping to apply to Cambridge. My Highers consist of Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics and History (much like yours). With hard-work I think five A's in within my capability however I'm not sure whether straight A1's is within my reach. As I saw you consistently achieved A1's throughout your Highers and Advanced Highers, I thought who else better to ask than you. What advice would you give in order to achieve these grades? How many hours a night/day did you study? Was there a large step/a lot more work required to boost your grade from an A2 to an A1? Could you possibly provide some advice for some of the subjects? I would seriously appreciate it.
Thanks a lot for your time.
well plz just ignore the previous msg... i've already posted a link on the thread... i'm not showing off my work in any way, it's just.. since someone doubted it, i would like to prove..
Oh so did Trinity list what you needed to read (...or you read books chosen yourself)?
Hmm I never considered doing MAT papers as interview prep, most people have been recommending STEP I, but I'll definitely throw 1 or 2 MAT's in the mix now and thoroughly assess my approach to questions, thinking out loud in my workings. Thanks for the advice
I would never have had a conjecture at my disposal, it's amazing that you even knew one.
Applying to Christs, who apparently have a college cat haha. It was either Christs, Emma, or Pembroke, and I decided to go with the first . Is there anything you'd wish you had done/prepared before interviews, that you can give as advice now?
Interesting question! Although I think raising 3 dimensional geometry in a question is a bit harsh...
Ah ok, so they do make offers with I & II depending on the candidate. How was your interview; what topics came up, did you think you did well afterwards?
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