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    I'm doing biology and applied science as well as food tech. How did you find it today?
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    (Original post by CMooreFalcons)
    I'm doing biology and applied science as well as food tech. How did you find it today?
    Hi I did food tech today and found it nicer than any of the past papers, I did question 1,3 and 5, how about you?
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    (Original post by evebyram)
    Hi I did food tech today and found it nicer than any of the past papers, I did question 1,3 and 5, how about you?
    Same, definitely the best paper out of them all for me. I did questions 1,2, and 6
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    (Original post by CMooreFalcons)
    Same, definitely the best paper out of them all for me. I did questions 1,2, and 6
    Question one was really good, hopefully I get the A i need!
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    (Original post by evebyram)
    Question one was really good, hopefully I get the A i need!
    Fingers crossed. How did you do in the coursework?
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    (Original post by CMooreFalcons)
    Fingers crossed. How did you do in the coursework?
    I got a high A, few off a*, how about you?
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    (Original post by evebyram)
    I got a high A, few off a*, how about you?
    Nice! I was mid-A (84 UMS)
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    (Original post by CMooreFalcons)
    Nice! I was mid-A (84 UMS)
    Nice one, have you applied for a food course at university?
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    (Original post by evebyram)
    Nice one, have you applied for a food course at university?
    Yeah Food Science at Nottingham. You?
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    (Original post by CMooreFalcons)
    Yeah Food Science at Nottingham. You?
    Food marketing and nutrition at Newcastle! Good luck with results
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    (Original post by evebyram)
    Food marketing and nutrition at Newcastle! Good luck with results
    You too!
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    Hey! Thought I'd bring this thread back to life. Anyone doing the A2 this year? I am. I'm with AQA and I'm finding the coursework very tedious 😂
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    Hi! I'm doing A2 AQA food tech this year and i'm finding the revision so hard, how are you revising for it?
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    (Original post by HannaJK)
    Hi! I'm doing A2 AQA food tech this year and i'm finding the revision so hard, how are you revising for it?
    I'm basically​ just going through the syllabus and writing notes on each section so I know I've at least got a basic understanding of everything, and then I'll try and do and few past papers but I feel I've left it all a bit too late 😩
    How are you feeling for it?
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    (Original post by Katherines01)
    I'm basically​ just going through the syllabus and writing notes on each section so I know I've at least got a basic understanding of everything, and then I'll try and do and few past papers but I feel I've left it all a bit too late 😩
    How are you feeling for it?
    That's exactly what I'm doing. Snap! Any ideas what could come up? I feel pretty confident with the knowledge... and then I have to face an exam question and I crumble 😂😭
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    (Original post by hatcs001)
    That's exactly what I'm doing. Snap! Any ideas what could come up? I feel pretty confident with the knowledge... and then I have to face an exam question and I crumble 😂😭
    Yeah that's exacly how I feel! I have been writing notes up and trying to learn them, but the exam questions are so specific its just so hard! How did you both find As?
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    (Original post by hatcs001)
    That's exactly what I'm doing. Snap! Any ideas what could come up? I feel pretty confident with the knowledge... and then I have to face an exam question and I crumble 😂😭
    I've no idea what could come up tbh, I'm so bad at second guessing exams! 😂 I feel like questions on preservation methods and microbial risk/ safety always seem to come up in at least some way and sometimes something linked to structure of glucose or carbs or fats etc but other topics can be a bit hit and miss 😥
    Also I did last years paper as a trial and it was annoying because the questions really played to my strengths but now that stuff is less likely to be on our paper 🙁 but if you've not seen last year's paper​ I doubt they'll be a question specifically on the function of egg and fats / oils and their rancidity this year. Also there was a lot of designing style questions which seemed a bit odd, whether that means they're unlikely to be in this year's paper or that they're leaning towards having more designing questions, who knows 🙄
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    (Original post by HannaJK)
    Yeah that's exacly how I feel! I have been writing notes up and trying to learn them, but the exam questions are so specific its just so hard! How did you both find As?
    Yeah the marking points are always so specific! And I hate there not being a textbook for the course, different resources always contradict each others so it's so hard knowing what the examiner will actually want 🙄. And AS went okay but I never do well on the designing questions and it was my biggest downfall last year so I'm very glad there isn't a compulsory one in the A2 exam!
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    (Original post by HannaJK)
    Yeah that's exacly how I feel! I have been writing notes up and trying to learn them, but the exam questions are so specific its just so hard! How did you both find As?
    I retook the AS this year as I wasn't happy with the result last year. The AS exam this year was so much more understandable and relatable. I'm hoping that will be the same for the A2...

    I hate not having a textbook too! What resources have you been using? My teacher gave me acess to the AQA new GCSE textbook so I'm combing sections of that with a food science textbook, only I had to hand the book back to the library and now I can only rely on sheets that I've been given by the teacher. I've found the internet to either be way to scientific and contradictory, or not scientific enough. And the online resources mainly focus on AS stuff
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    (Original post by hatcs001)
    I retook the AS this year as I wasn't happy with the result last year. The AS exam this year was so much more understandable and relatable. I'm hoping that will be the same for the A2...

    I hate not having a textbook too! What resources have you been using? My teacher gave me acess to the AQA new GCSE textbook so I'm combing sections of that with a food science textbook, only I had to hand the book back to the library and now I can only rely on sheets that I've been given by the teacher. I've found the internet to either be way to scientific and contradictory, or not scientific enough. And the online resources mainly focus on AS stuff
    Ah that's good about the AS exam! And yes I'm doing pretty much the same, just using sheets and booklets I've got from my teacher! Also if there's an area you can't find out much about / when different sources are contradictory I'd say try and find a question about it on a past paper and see what's said on the markscheme - only way to know how the exam board words things!
 
 
 
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