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    (Original post by Gretel_)
    Glad to help! Fingers crossed!:crossedf:
    Fingers crossed for your results too! :banana2:
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    I just hated triangles so much that I decided that I'd had enough XD Besides I'm doing a lot of sciences so I'll still kinda be doing maths with NO TRIANGLES. I'd say that's a win win :dance:
    YES! Perfect justification :lol:
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    Teachers were a bit like that with me, but there was no way I was taking History or Maths...had a bit of heartache over the choice between other subjects though
    I know I was struggling for my 4th AS so I was going to do 5 ... but I decided it wasn't worth the risk and I should pick one i'll get an A in wish I could have done either history/Spanish/psychology though

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    pfft, nobody could ever get anywhere near us
    haha I think I was off for a week and 2 threads went by :O :eek:
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    I've breezed through the textbooks and they are interesting! History was my favourite subject at gcse and I really want to do it at university haha! I get to go to Liverpool to the Beatles experience thing as a field trip


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    Ah nice! I've got to admit I've grown to love the subject at GCSE, before that I wasn't that interested. Buttt, tbf I am going to Berlin in September for AS History which should good so I can't complain :awesome:
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    HEY HEY! By the way I have no idea what exam board I'm going to be on for my subjects because I'm starting at a different college .-. We usually use WJEC though because I'm welsh and all :3


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    I'm kind of surprised that I'm the only one doing Product Design so far! It gets huge numbers at my school, it's probably one of the most popular subjects.
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    Sorry I'm replying quite late guys

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    AQA Chem :woo:

    actually whilst you're here again what are the ISA's like ?? I don't understand Unit 3t and Unit 3x ?
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    I am an edexecel mathematician and an AQA chemist fire away with any tips you have for me?! I was wondering if there's anything I can so to prepare in the last few weeks of summer??


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    Maths advice here, yeah, for C1, literally revise and practice as much GCSE maths as you can, as C1 is basically GCSE with a bit extra such as calculus. Maths is not a very hard subject if you get it, but if not, you need to make sure you either go to you're teacher or read over everything. There's literally not much more to maths, and it feels bad saying that because it may seem a little insulting, but year, practice is key with maths.
    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    AQA Chemist here! I'm going to need all the help I can get :lol:
    Since you're all AQA chemists, I'll start there. I found chemistry to be the easiest subject for me personally, but my ISA screwed me up (got a D in it) and ended up with a very low A overall. Chemistry isn't too hard a subject if you do the work you need too. I struggled at the beginning of AS, because I did OCR chemistry GCSE, and the content is very different from the get go. I found the best way for me to overcome this was to constantly bug my chemistry teachers to make sure I fully understood it. Chapter 3 (bonding) will be a topic where I would expect everyone of you (no offence) to struggle to get your head around - I know I did, but you have to make sure you go through if carefully and understand the concept. If it ever comes, and you feel like you just don't get it, just PM me and I'll be glad to help with it because I know how frustrating it gets. You'll find once you understand chemistry concepts, it gets a LOT easier, them the next challenge is applying them- that's not too hard as long as you've understood the concepts properly. AQA examiners are very very fussy so include in the exam all relevant info you think could award you points.

    On the point of the ISA (3T), you carry out an experiment (either a unit 1 practical such as inorganic titration or a unit 2 practical such as concentration effect on rate) and then you have a written test where section A would focus on the experiment -(results, experimental issues etc), then section B is just a general investigative skill assessment, so you could be given a data, graphs etc, and asked why you'd expect to see x, or what you expect to observe as x is added etc. AQA GCSE chemists are probably at an advantage here.

    If you have any other questions, fire away, and oh yeah, chemguide - REMEMBER IT, it is literally one of the best resource available for chemistry. Good luck guys hopefully you'll love chemistry as much as I did

    For techno, 3X is an EMPA, you are less likely to do this compared to the ISA, hence why ISA grade boundaries are so much higher

    You guys won't need to do much preparation over the summer for chemistry since the topics are quite different, but practice using moles since it is quite integral to chemistry - understand the concept of moles, and how you can get from it to mass, or to concentration etc
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    The hours and days are really dragging on now... Just hurry up!!
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    Ah nice! I've got to admit I've grown to love the subject at GCSE, before that I wasn't that interested. Buttt, tbf I am going to Berlin in September for AS History which should good so I can't complain :awesome:
    The topics I did at gcse really interested me so naturally I fell in love with it haha.... And wow that's cool! I think I go to Brussels in year 13...


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    Sorry I'm replying quite late guys




    Maths advice here, yeah, for C1, literally revise and practice as much GCSE maths as you can, as C1 is basically GCSE with a bit extra such as calculus. Maths is not a very hard subject if you get it, but if not, you need to make sure you either go to you're teacher or read over everything. There's literally not much more to maths, and it feels bad saying that because it may seem a little insulting, but year, practice is key with maths.


    Since you're all AQA chemists, I'll start there. I found chemistry to be the easiest subject for me personally, buy my ISA screwed me up (got a D in it) and ended up with a very low A overall. Chemistry isn't too hard a subject if you do the work you need too. I struggled at the beginning of AS, because I did OCR chemistry GCSE, and the content is very different from the get go. I found the best way for me to overcome this was to constantly bug my chemistry teachers to make sure I fully understood it. Chapter 3 (bonding) will be a topic where I would expect everyone of you (no offence) to struggle to get your head around - I know I did, but you have to make sure you go through if carefully and understand the concept. If it ever comes, and you feel like you just don't get it, just PM me and I'll be glad to help with it because I know how frustrating it gets. You'll find once you understand chemistry concepts, it gets a LOT easier, them the next challenge is applying them- that's not too hard as long as you've understood the concepts properly. AQA examiners are very very fussy so include in the exam all relevant info you think could award you points.

    On the point of the ISA (3T), you carry out an experiment (either a unit 1 practical such as inorganic titration or a unit 2 practical such as concentration effect on rate) and then you have a written test where section A would focus on the experiment -(results, experimental issues etc), then section B is just a general investigative skill assessment, so you could be given a data, graphs etc, and asked why you'd expect to see x, or what you expect to observe as x is added etc. AQA GCSE chemists are probably at an advantage here.

    If you have any other questions, fire away, and oh yeah, chemguide - REMEMBER IT, it is literally one of the best resource available for chemistry. Good luck guys hopefully you'll love chemistry as much as I did

    For techno, 3X is an EMPA, you are less likely to do this compared to the ISA, hence why ISA grade boundaries are so much higher

    You guys won't need to do much preparation over the summer for chemistry since the topics are quite different, but practice using moles since it is quite integral to chemistry - understand the concept of moles, and how you can get from it to mass, or to concentration etc
    THANKYOU! And I will end up messaging you about chemistry because I know I'll struggle :lol: I've done AQA IGCSE so that might help with the topics, but we've just been told that GCSE is basically all lies so who knows.


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    HEY HEY! By the way I have no idea what exam board I'm going to be on for my subjects because I'm starting at a different college .-. We usually use WJEC though because I'm welsh and all :3


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    Sorry I'm replying quite late guys




    Maths advice here, yeah, for C1, literally revise and practice as much GCSE maths as you can, as C1 is basically GCSE with a bit extra such as calculus. Maths is not a very hard subject if you get it, but if not, you need to make sure you either go to you're teacher or read over everything. There's literally not much more to maths, and it feels bad saying that because it may seem a little insulting, but year, practice is key with maths.


    Since you're all AQA chemists, I'll start there. I found chemistry to be the easiest subject for me personally, buy my ISA screwed me up (got a D in it) and ended up with a very low A overall. Chemistry isn't too hard a subject if you do the work you need too. I struggled at the beginning of AS, because I did OCR chemistry GCSE, and the content is very different from the get go. I found the best way for me to overcome this was to constantly bug my chemistry teachers to make sure I fully understood it. Chapter 3 (bonding) will be a topic where I would expect everyone of you (no offence) to struggle to get your head around - I know I did, but you have to make sure you go through if carefully and understand the concept. If it ever comes, and you feel like you just don't get it, just PM me and I'll be glad to help with it because I know how frustrating it gets. You'll find once you understand chemistry concepts, it gets a LOT easier, them the next challenge is applying them- that's not too hard as long as you've understood the concepts properly. AQA examiners are very very fussy so include in the exam all relevant info you think could award you points.

    On the point of the ISA (3T), you carry out an experiment (either a unit 1 practical such as inorganic titration or a unit 2 practical such as concentration effect on rate) and then you have a written test where section A would focus on the experiment -(results, experimental issues etc), then section B is just a general investigative skill assessment, so you could be given a data, graphs etc, and asked why you'd expect to see x, or what you expect to observe as x is added etc. AQA GCSE chemists are probably at an advantage here.

    If you have any other questions, fire away, and oh yeah, chemguide - REMEMBER IT, it is literally one of the best resource available for chemistry. Good luck guys hopefully you'll love chemistry as much as I did

    For techno, 3X is an EMPA, you are less likely to do this compared to the ISA, hence why ISA grade boundaries are so much higher

    You guys won't need to do much preparation over the summer for chemistry since the topics are quite different, but practice using moles since it is quite integral to chemistry - understand the concept of moles, and how you can get from it to mass, or to concentration etc
    I did AQA GCSE :awesome: and thankyou for the clarification

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    Hola nueva amiga!:3


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    I know I was struggling for my 4th AS so I was going to do 5 ... but I decided it wasn't worth the risk and I should pick one i'll get an A in wish I could have done either history/Spanish/psychology though
    I asked if I could take French as a 5th but I wasn't allowed I wish I could do psychology too but my school doesn't offer it -.-



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