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I havn't done **** since march and I am about to do a chemistry degree soon. Is first year any different from A levels? Should I be revising? I have around 2 weeks before the course actually starts.
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It’s similar. You’ll still have to put in some work but I think you’re fine
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Nah you don’t need to do any work unless the university/course has set you some work to do before coming.
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It’s similar. You’ll still have to put in some work but I think you’re fine
are the exams the same tho? I remeber doing mocks and theyre all jack **** hard even though I understand my content.
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Nah you don’t need to do any work unless the university/course has set you some work to do before coming.
nah they didnt set any work but my mates revising maths and its making me think I should do something too. ngl i forgot everything and I dont wanna be the stupidest one in the class but idk i dont feel like revising since education has started yet technically.
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are the exams the same tho? I remeber doing mocks and theyre all jack **** hard even though I understand my content.
Some will be easier and some won’t be because you’ll learn new stuff. But I don’t think it’s necessary to work before hand. You’ll be eased into it. When you start you can go full academic mode
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Some will be easier and some won’t be because you’ll learn new stuff. But I don’t think it’s necessary to work before hand. You’ll be eased into it. When you start you can go full academic mode
even wen i basically know nothing rn? like my chemistry knowledge is 0 even this is okay? i just need clarification😭😭😭😭
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It might be useful to just brush up on a bit of the basics before you go along, but even if you don't, first year should still be fine so don't worry too much.
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even wen i basically know nothing rn? like my chemistry knowledge is 0 even this is okay? i just need clarification😭😭😭😭
Haha I hear you. Dw most people have forgotten everything too. You’ll get enough at the start to go over the basics before you going into more detail. Also your lectures will somewhat cover some of it to jog your memory
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a little recap should be fine, guaranteed no else has studied during summer tho enjoy ur break fam.
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Morning.

I just finished first year chem of a 4 year course.

My first year counted towards 0% of my final grade. I would start working a bit in first year, and see how it goes. Don't do anything now other than relax and enjoy time off.
In terms of exams, we have 6 units a year, 2 were 100% coursework.
4 were exam based, where 40% is coursework and 60% is the exam. The coursework is made up of online quizzes and a laboratory report, each hold 20% weighting.
40% in each unit is needed to pass the first year, and that is possible from GCSE level, do not worry
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Morning.

I just finished first year chem of a 4 year course.

My first year counted towards 0% of my final grade. I would start working a bit in first year, and see how it goes. Don't do anything now other than relax and enjoy time off.
In terms of exams, we have 6 units a year, 2 were 100% coursework.
4 were exam based, where 40% is coursework and 60% is the exam. The coursework is made up of online quizzes and a laboratory report, each hold 20% weighting.
40% in each unit is needed to pass the first year, and that is possible from GCSE level, do not worry
ahhh i see what uni did you go to? also do you think i should bring any A level chemistry stuff or just throw them out I'm conflicted.
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You don’t really need to, but if you’re the type to work at your own pace. It might help to have a look over things just before you start. This helps to prevent getting stressed in the first few weeks when you find gaps in memory or knowledge or things.
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ahhh i see what uni did you go to? also do you think i should bring any A level chemistry stuff or just throw them out I'm conflicted.
Manchester, it’s a distance learning course so could be slightly different. If you’re staying at uni accommodation, and it’s far from home, I wouldn’t bother taking any. Worst case, make scans of some stuff with adobe reader. Do not fret my friend
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