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    I am studying 5 AS levels
    ( Chemistry,physics,maths,furtherm aths, Computer Science)
    I'm aiming to get A's in all of the above however my grades vary greatly for some of these subjects.
    My knowledge of the subject isn't lower than it should be I can teach people in my class how they answer questions and explain why answers are like this amongst other things. Yet when I take Exam questions I seem to struggle a lot more than the very same people I am teaching the theory...

    Math, further maths and Computer Science I'm doing most well in and the bigger chances are that I will get an A .
    However going down Physics I am more likely to get a B and Chemistry a D...

    I am very frustrated because these subjects were the ones I was feeling more confident at before taking multiple tests... For physics and chemistry I had spent time to go through the entire specification as there were no past papers (since it was the new specification) and the text book and walked confident into my mock to Achieve a E in chemistry and Scraped A in physics... even though I had spent far more time on chemistry and had expected to get near full marks even after this test...

    I'm no longer sure what it is that I need to do , I'm considering looking at previous specification past papers and going through those in hopes to get my physics grades to where I want them but for chemistry I really have no idea why I can not write the answers that the exam boards want.

    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:

    Just quoting in Puddles the Monkey so she can move the thread if needed
    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
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