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    in your position I changed courses.

    (Original post by Bethaaaaany)
    All is not lost! The beauty of OCR chemistry (and something that I didn't appreciate last year, but am now) is the way they will repeat questions with standard answers. Get some index cards, go through the papers and write down all the standard answer questions you can find along with the mark scheme answers. Learn every single definition off by heart as well. Draw big posters with the organic mechanisms and practice drawing them. Cry with happiness because F325 is nowhere near as much application.

    You'll be fine as long as you work hard and smart from now until the exam - I think if I did an F324 mock solely without any aid right now I would probably get a U too, and I need a B!
    F324 marks are much more easier to score than F325, You don't even need to understand the concept of electrophilic substitution but as long you remember the mechanism which is essentially the same every time, you get 4-6marks. I also need a B in chemistry and I got a D last year although I will be resitting both F321 and F322. 😢

    I got D E U in chemistry, biology and maths respecitively in my A2 mocks.

    Still got the grades to get in.

    Don't worry, i personally find mocks silly especially when we hadn't covered the whole material

    (Original post by Lularose83)
    My question is; which cliff do I jump off?
    my question is, and answer this honestly - did you revise?

    Doing OCR too, I'm currently a U in all of the organic stuff(haven't started revising it) but around I'd say a B in the others, you guys think I can turn it around in 4 weeks or not? Need an A ( AS level)

    Wagwan fellow U grader I got Us in all my mocks at easter and thought the same thing but I've been cracking down and thankfully my friendship group are a bunch of snakes so no loss there but staying in 24/7 and doing flashcards on EVERYTHING got me from a U to a C in 3 weeks (based on old past papers)- you really can do it g
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    my question is, and answer this honestly - did you revise?
    Yes! But I make stupid mistakes under pressure (I lost about 15 marks on the more basic questions)
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