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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    Any OCR critical thinkers??? i just start Unit 1 and the mock is on mid January.. Help needed. Advice needed.
    I think I did OCR, in Year 11 (pretty sure it was OCR). I thought Unit 1 seemed pretty easy (seemed to do well in mocks) but ended up with a C. However, if you're good at creating your own arguments, it's perfectly possible to do well overall while still doing relatively poorly in Unit 1. I ended up with an A overall thanks to 98 UMS in Unit 2 :awesome:
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    I know

    I just want them, I don't want a big fuss about it!
    same
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    Tips on memorising?
    Like formulas for maths and science and units and ions/valebcies in chem, names of substances etc.
    Does anyone find writing it out over and over again doesnt always work? :s
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    (Original post by JackTeh96)
    Any OCR critical thinkers??? i just start Unit 1 and the mock is on mid January.. Help needed. Advice needed.
    Did this last year, you can bluff Unit 2 entirely so long as you use the right sort of words and make it sound intelligent. Unit 1 is a bit more revision but again, bluff it. Look at a lot of model answers to get the style of answer into your head

    I got 198/200 UMS with 5 minutes revision, so I don't think spending hours on it is really that necessary. It's more about getting the into the swing of using the phrases and techniques the examiners want to see.
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    (Original post by Nat_LPS)
    Tips on memorising?
    Like formulas for maths and science and units and ions/valebcies in chem, names of substances etc.
    Does anyone find writing it out over and over again doesn't always work? :s
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    you don't have to remember most formula's they are given to you

    perhaps you're just not a kinetic learner and would benefit from another method like having them on a card that you place in a specific spot in your room where you'll notice it everyday ( for visual learners)

    if you're and auditory learner then its best if you record your self saying them and play it every so often, or even just saying them yourself ( or another person) a few times a day will definitely help best of luck


    as for valencies in chemistry don't memorise just learn how to write them and read them off the periodic table
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    (Original post by techno836)
    you don't have to remember most formula's they are given to you

    perhaps you're just not a kinetic learner and would benefit from another method like having them on a card that you place in a specific spot in your room where you'll notice it everyday ( for visual learners)

    if you're and auditory learner then its best if you record your self saying them and play it every so often, or even just saying them yourself ( or another person) a few times a day will definitely help best of luck


    as for valencies in chemistry don't memorise just learn how to write them and read them off the periodic table
    Thanks a lot, that's great news aha i went through so many pens, the rage. I'll try these, thanks.
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    This next week will be so damn busy T_T
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    (Original post by Nat_LPS)
    Thanks a lot, that's great news aha i went through so many pens, the rage. I'll try these, thanks.
    Best of luck


    For chemistry you'll find there are plenty of rules you should follow to help, but for every rule there is an exception :lol:
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    Hi guys, need some advice. Got 13/14 in part of my ISA , unsure whether to retake? Pro is that each mark is worth 4 UMS, con is that it is a hassle especially since it will be on titration which we haven't covered . What should I do?


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    (Original post by Ani97)
    Hi guys, need some advice. Got 13/14 in part of my ISA , unsure whether to retake? Pro is that each mark is worth 4 UMS, con is that it is a hassle especially since it will be on titration which we haven't covered . What should I do?


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    dont they use your best mark?
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    This next week will be so damn busy T_T
    same, im not ready for these mocks
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    Protip:

    ALWAYS write RTFQ and UNITS at the top of every bit your work/sheet, before you actually do any working (especially if maths/science)

    RTFQ = READ THE FU FULL QUESTION
    UNITS = focus on any unit conversions, eg, mm -> m in Physics or w.e
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Protip:

    ALWAYS write RTFQ and UNITS at the top of every bit your work/sheet, before you actually do any working (especially if maths/science)

    RTFQ = READ THE FU FULL QUESTION
    UNITS = focus on any unit conversions, eg, mm -> m in Physics or w.e
    yep yep yep :mmm:
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    13 is a good score and titrations can get repetitive and boring I'd stick with it but by all means go for it if you believe you can get the 14

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    (Original post by twisted)
    dont they use your best mark?
    Yeah they take the best mark
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    The PISA test results...oh dear

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    Got A2 predictions today... I think the college may be rather ahead of itself doing even preliminary ones this early
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    Got my parents meeting 8:15 tomorrow morning. Should be interesting:erm:



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    Got A2 predictions today... I think the college may be rather ahead of itself doing even preliminary ones this early
    I got mine at the start of the year its A*A*AA but in the wrong subjects imo. The A*s should be As and vice versa:facepalm:


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    ok damn that HL Maths test today ><
    forgot how to do the 'Prove for n=k+1' step in proof by induction
 
 
 
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