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    (Original post by ChloeNR)
    Hello! I start sixth form this September, and I was wondering if I should begin to prepare for it in some way as I am determined to put in a lot more effort than I did at GCSE. I'm not the most intelligent person but I am above average and hope to get a mixture of A's and B's at A-Level and get into a good university to study either psychology or biology. The subjects I'm doing at AS are biology, chemistry, religious studies and psychology, and I am going to a grammar school sixth form so I don't want to lag behind the more capable students. Would it be beneficial to begin going over the syllabus (and if so what textbooks would you recommend), or would it be a waste of time? Thank you!
    Yes, preparing over the Summer will be helpful. I did the same for AS maths, and I seem to have performed well in that. Not sure about resources for studying your subjects, but I believe Khan Academy has science videos, which helped me for physics, so should be useful for the other sciences.
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    Thank you so much everybody for your input! I think what will be will be, I might briefly look over the syllabus in my free time or when I'm bored and have nothing to do closer to when I start sixth form, and when I start in september I'll just make sure to keep up and make sure I understand everything. I suppose everybody will be in the same situation when we start so there's no point in covering the entire spec in depth and confusing myself when it's unnecessary, especially when I'll be confused enough when I start AS anyway! Thank you all again
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    (Original post by EXTREMEninja)
    Yes, preparing over the Summer will be helpful. I did the same for AS maths, and I seem to have performed well in that. Not sure about resources for studying your subjects, but I believe Khan Academy has science videos, which helped me for physics, so should be useful for the other sciences.
    Thank you, I have the app on my phone but I haven't really checked it out yet so I'll have a look!
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    (Original post by Afghan Warrior)
    Nope I meant ocr mei, because the first unit called C1 is all mainly algebra. So it would be great if you're on the ball with gcse algebra

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    The units are C1, C2 and S1.
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    (Original post by MidnightSleeper)
    The units are C1, C2 and S1.
    Yeah so you are doing ocr mei. Just make sure you're good with algebra

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