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have you done the chem1 isa unit 3t 2013 yet?
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Yeah no problem, good luck and remember to enjoy your time in sixth form too because you're only 17 and 18 once
Erm i hated the practicals, altthough i never resat them i always did ****, i was always paranoid as well that they would ruin my grade. The best thing you can do is to study hard for each exam, don't just accept scraping an A, trying and get more UMS because it honestly helps so much, in my final Biology exam i only got a B but the other modules pulled me back up.
Medicine depends on where u apply. If you get a good UKCAT score and BBBB its fine as long as you are predicted AAA or A*AA if necessary.
Ok so i only did AS psychology. until A2 its pretty simple, revise and regurgitate, they ask very few questions where you actually have to think. Just understand what psychology is at the beggining of the year and then literally remember all the detail.
I got in Psych1 or w/e : 72/80 A
Psych 2 an A i cant remember exactly what, think i got 170/200 for AS. I dropped psychology at that and carried my other 4 on. My best advice is to never loose focus because as soon as you stop studying, your work will catch up on you, you may have to resit, you basically enter a viscous cycle and send yourself into an oblivion of stress. Avoid it! that way you can enjoy your 2 years without having constantly be chasing grades, like i had to.
Ok Biology, the bane of my life tried so hard failed so much... succeeded in the end
First thing of AQA Biology is not to make the same mistake as me, Biology now is not about remembering lots of facts, the actual exam has only 15%-20% actualy recall. Biology now is about learning the detail well, understanding and then APPLYING your knowledge to the questions they ask, they ask a lot of How science works (BS) questions. The thing I learn with Bio is that they often repeat Questions, so i basically in the end just remembered standard answers because no matter how hard i tried and studied, i still did ****. Biology in my opinion is a bit of luck, some people have a nack for it, but me personally, i either got lucky or i just played what's called the Biology game and so looked carefully at mark schemes.
Ok so Biology;
Biol1 (january 2011) C 60/100 -- (June 2011) B 72/100 -- (january 2011) A 82/100 (finally!!)
Biol 2 (June 2011) C 98/100 -- (January 2012) A 137/140 (smashed it!)
Biol3x (June 2011) B 42/60
Biol 4 (january 2012) 90/100 A (unofficial a*)
Biol 5 (june 2012) 100/140 B
Biol6X (june 2012) 39/60 C
So got lucky with Biol. my AS and some A2 marks carried be up to the A. Biology was my hardest subject but a refused to give up!
Well Basically, Chem is all about understanding, once you fully understand it, the exams are fine. It takes time to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level, but once you do your sorted. I didn't understand any of CHEM1 (first exam) until December time, and i struggled a lot. But on my first attempt in Jan 2011 i got an A. What you must not do is think OMG CHEMISTRY SO ****ing HARD!! and then you will mess up your exam. Stay cool, learn well and breeze it, most of the exams stay similar.
Ok thats Chemistry, overall I only did one resit in Chem and i struggled a lot.
Chem1 (january 2011) A 80/100
Chem2 (june 2011) B 102/140 (got a bit cocky ) Chem 2 (January 2012) A 124/140
Chem3T (june 2011) C 36/60
Chem 4 (january 2012) 107/120 A
Chem 5 (June 2012) 108/120 A (technically an a*)
Chem 6X (june 2012) C 36/60
Do you know which exam boards you are on because that can make a lot of difference
I was: Maths (AQA) Chemistry (AQA) Biology (AQA) RS philosophy & ethics (OCR) Psychology (edexcel)
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