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    Anyone know what the legacy papers are?
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    (Original post by thad33)
    Anyone know what the legacy papers are?
    From what I've heard, they're like the past papers from the O-levels or something, the one that came before A-levels.


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    (Original post by Firenze26)
    From what I've heard, they're like the past papers from the O-levels or something, the one that came before A-levels.


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    I thought it was something like that. Cheers


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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    Thread is in considered complete. Comment if a link is broken and I'll fix it asap; ask any questions and I'll reply with help.

    Hi I am ForgottenApple, I recently finish A Levels with results: (A*A*A* Maths, Physics & Chemistry). This thread is to help you achieve a similar set of results. I created these resources for myself in my A-Level year and have brought them up into a good enough order to help other people out. This thread is a chemistry counterpart to a new thread I've made this year for Chemistry and incorporates all but the practical element of the OCR Chemistry A Level course (to be revised in 2015) but nonetheless there is a full year of students who can benefit from these resources and any students who opt to resit thereafter.

    Most notes I wrote last year, as well as the standard answers being made by me (idea from my college), definitions lists, legacy resources/past papers/bonus questions tend to be lifted :P

    Link to physics thread
    Unlike the physics thread
    I'm going to sort of build this as I go so it may not be complete for a month-ish

    Important Links
    Physics and maths tutor: Includes extra past papers from other exam boards, and the extremely useful questions by topic
    A Level Chemistry Website, mostly older spec past papers, and questions with solutions!
    Memrise - Excellent for rote learning definitions, equations and reactions (Good iOS and Android App!)

    F321
    Definitions
    Standard Answers

    F322
    Definitions
    Standard Answers

    F324
    ah organic chemistry, I decided to go with a unique 'on a page' model for this unit, inspired by maths which condensed units down to a single page. I'm going to release a PDF version of this, so you can print out pages as required
    Interactive Definitions
    Interactive Important Reactions and Conditions
    Full PDF of on a page
    Standard answers compiled from all legacy and current specification
    Legacy Past Papers



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    Interactive Definitions
    Notes
    Standard Answers compiled from all legacy and current specification
    Legacy Past Papers & This
    Past Paper Spreadsheet Excel Template

    Good Post from pp. 2
    wheres definitions
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    (Original post by thad33)
    I thought it was something like that. Cheers


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    It's just the old specification. Next year when the new specification starts the current papers will be legacy papers to that.
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    It's just the old specification. Next year when the new specification starts the current papers will be legacy papers to that.
    I'll have a go at them later on in the year. They're quite difficult to organise though, they're all over the place with relevant questions.
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    (Original post by thad33)
    I'll have a go at them later on in the year. They're quite difficult to organise though, they're all over the place with relevant questions.
    My advice is just do it all. Learn more chemistry. A lot of the time it's simply another means to the same end.
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    My advice is just do it all. Learn more chemistry. A lot of the time it's simply another means to the same end.
    I like that


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    (Original post by LThomas694)
    Alright thank you I guess that's all you can do eh, I'm pretty sure I dropped 3 marks last time because my precipitate got stuck to the side of the tube and didn't dissolve... just gotta make sure that doesn't happen again ahaha

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    ahh nooo, I just think 'if I can't see through it, it's a precipitate' haha. Hope it went well and if you haven't done it yet, good luck!
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    ahh nooo, I just think 'if I can't see through it, it's a precipitate' haha. Hope it went well and if you haven't done it yet, good luck!
    The practical exams are just unpredictable.
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    The practical exams are just unpredictable.
    Tell me about it, especially with biology

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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    Tell me about it, especially with biology

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    I don't think they're a good way to assess students because some centres cheat and inflate the boundaries.

    In AS I lost the majority of my marks in the practicals.
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    I don't think they're a good way to assess students because some centres cheat and inflate the boundaries.

    In AS I lost the majority of my marks in the practicals.
    This is so true, the grade boundaries are really messed up as a result. I think it's one of the reasons why they're scrapping this current a level and making a new one
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    ahh nooo, I just think 'if I can't see through it, it's a precipitate' haha. Hope it went well and if you haven't done it yet, good luck!
    Ahah good advice thank you it's first lesson back after the holiday so I'm just gonna learn the reactions inside out n hope for the best
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    Hi there, I'm new to this, I'm currently in year 12 going to sit my AS Level in Chemistry in May and I'm really struggling with the maths parts of my revision and was hoping someone could help me?Question I have is:-"The student adds a lump of limestone with mass 0.13 g to 25.00 cm3 of 0.1 mol dm -3 hydrochloric acid and stirs until the reaction is finished, the solution is then filtered. The excess acid in the filtered solution reacts with 7cm3 of 0.1 mol dm -3 sodium hydroxide. The equations for the reactions are CaCO3 + 2HCl --> Ca Cl2 + CO2 + H2OHCl + NaOH -->NaCl + H2OCalculate the percentage of calcium carbonate in the limestone."

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    thanks
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
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    I saw you put memrise in your original post and I've just downloaded it, but does it actually work? I went through a couple of questions and I'm not so sure if it tests recognition or recall. Have you personally used it? And what is the best way to use it?
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    (Original post by ForgottenApple)
    I don't think they're a good way to assess students because some centres cheat and inflate the boundaries.

    In AS I lost the majority of my marks in the practicals.
    My coursework was originally 32/40 beforr moderation, shot down to 24/60 UMS, 24 was needed to get an E. Made me miss my A grade at AS. Some schools literally cheat, not give hints but absolutely cheat. And the mark scheme must be a joke or my teachers cannot mark at all

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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    My coursework was originally 32/40 beforr moderation, shot down to 24/60 UMS, 24 was needed to get an E. Made me miss my A grade at AS. Some schools literally cheat, not give hints but absolutely cheat. And the mark scheme must be a joke or my teachers cannot mark at all

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    That's awful I would be so pissed off! So glad they're changing it after this year

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    (Original post by Yesitisi)
    I saw you put memrise in your original post and I've just downloaded it, but does it actually work? I went through a couple of questions and I'm not so sure if it tests recognition or recall. Have you personally used it? And what is the best way to use it?
    I found it helped me. Repetition is key and you'll recall it. Simple as.
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    (Original post by LThomas694)
    That's awful I would be so pissed off! So glad they're changing it after this year

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    I really was! But I was happy with my B grade to be honest like it could have been a lot worse haha, would have been nice to have an A though. Same! Like although doing an a-level science it would be good to be encouraged to do practical skills rather than learn out of a book but it's a flawed system
 
 
 
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