how many A*s can you get by just reading the text book? Especially sciences?

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Probably zero
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Depends if you can actually remember the stuff in the textbook and what textbook you read.
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These types of questions are so pointless - it depends on so many other things


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No A* lol
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Depends how smart you are and how much you can remember from lessons. It's certainly possible but I wouldn't recommend it to be fair.
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(Original post by NiamhM1801)
Depends how smart you are and how much you can remember from lessons. It's certainly possible but I wouldn't recommend it to be fair.
i guess I'll find out then in a few months time
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For GCSEs many A*s, for sciences all you need is the CGP revision guide
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0. you can get As by doing past papers though
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Depends on the person.
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Not many. To get the top grades, you should really be doing past papers- the more practice the better.
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Since this is GCSE you can quite easily get A*s by just reading, provided you do it often obviously and have a decent memory. Doing past papers alongside that though would be even better.
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Well you should do past papers as well, not necessary but lessens the likelihood of messing up. My revision at GCSE was mainly textbook and a couple of past papers. Got 7A*s and for some exams e.g. my first history exam I barely looked at any past paper and just read notes and did well, got full UMS in that one if I recall. There are many avenues to great success in GCSE, it's GCSE after all. For Science used CGP almost exclusively, I did fewer past papers early on, with lesser UMS, then when I did past papers in preparation for later exams UMS was higher. So the lesson is..might as well use past papers. They will become bread and butter at A level
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I think it is possible to get all A*s reading the textbook for science. That's what I did for my unit 2 and 3 in biology and I should have got an A*
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