Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    18
    And I thought I was half-decent at chemistry :facepalm:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by enaayrah)
    And I thought I was half-decent at chemistry :facepalm:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Weird thing is, someone out there must good at this stuff :holmes:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    How did you guys prepare for the Chemistry Olympiad and was it useful?

    I'm worried since I entered my school into this competition so there is quite some pressure to do well.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    (Original post by Xin Xang)
    Weird thing is, someone out there must good at this stuff :holmes:

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I think I would've done better if I was in A2 though! I had my mocks this week too
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xenorebrem)
    How did you guys prepare for the Chemistry Olympiad and was it useful?

    I'm worried since I entered my school into this competition so there is quite some pressure to do well.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I did all the past papers and revised my alevel spec entirely (AS and A2). I also did the RSc 'Advanced starters for ten' which were helpful.

    However, the 2015 olympiad was just on a whole new level from past papers and everyone I know struggled with it. It was completely unfair as they changed the style of the synthesis question. There was really no need for them to make the Olympiad this year as hard as it was


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dylann)
    I did all the past papers and revised my alevel spec entirely (AS and A2). I also did the RSc 'Advanced starters for ten' which were helpful.

    However, the 2015 olympiad was just on a whole new level from past papers and everyone I know struggled with it. It was completely unfair as they changed the style of the synthesis question. There was really no need for them to make the Olympiad this year as hard as it was


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    How was it on the physical chemistry front?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Oh dear. I have it next Friday (I'll still get PM's asking me what questions came up though -.- ).

    I'm hoping the organic (synthetic routes) really isn't as difficult as what I'm hearing; I'm not that strong with physical and I genuinely despise inorganic...
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Oh dear. I have it next Friday (I'll still get PM's asking me what questions came up though -.- ).

    I'm hoping the organic (synthetic routes) really isn't as difficult as what I'm hearing; I'm not that strong with physical and I genuinely despise inorganic...
    The deadline is Tuesday 10th.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dylann)
    I did all the past papers and revised my alevel spec entirely (AS and A2). I also did the RSc 'Advanced starters for ten' which were helpful.

    However, the 2015 olympiad was just on a whole new level from past papers and everyone I know struggled with it. It was completely unfair as they changed the style of the synthesis question. There was really no need for them to make the Olympiad this year as hard as it was


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I completely agree about the synthesis question. The format made that question virtually inaccessible for Y12s (like me )
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xenorebrem)
    The deadline is Tuesday 10th.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Deadline? The RSC seem to be okay with our school doing it on the 13th...
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xenorebrem)
    How was it on the physical chemistry front?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Quite mathsy I guess. Some hefty equations and stoichiometry and algebra etc. Really quite hard to access those questions.

    The biggest killer I think isn't the difficulty, but rather the confidence your students will lose during the first question. I started question 3 without really doing 1 or 2 and it just put me down for the others. It's a shame because I can do A2 papers with ease and I understand alevel content very well, but they introduce a lot of concepts which are unfamiliar. I wasn't prepared for that.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Deadline? The RSC seem to be okay with our school doing it on the 13th...
    Well I emailed the RSC and they told me the deadline was the 10th

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xenorebrem)
    Well I emailed the RSC and they told me the deadline was the 10th

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Are you sure that was for entries or for the last examination to take place?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TajwarC)
    Are you sure that was for entries or for the last examination to take place?
    The latter.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xenorebrem)
    The latter.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Hmm that's odd. It's possible the may have made an exception for our school because they didn't reply to my teacher when she asked for the papers, she had to email them again.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Anyone know roughly what score you need to get through to round 2, based on previous years?
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    19
    Study Helper
    (Original post by talkbiology)
    Can people who haven't done the paper yet please stop sending me messages asking for what questions come up
    If anyone is trying to cheat on this (or any other exam that is yet to be done), please report them to the moderation team using the "Report Post" function and we'll deal with them. :yy:
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by allstar1996)
    Anyone know roughly what score you need to get through to round 2, based on previous years?
    Above 85%

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I think I got a solid 1/60 and im doing alevel chemistry haha
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jimmysandwiches)
    I think I got a solid 1/60 and im doing alevel chemistry haha
    1/75 lol (sorry)

    Still an excellent score for this years olympiad

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
Updated: February 10, 2017

University open days

  • University of East Anglia
    UEA Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 4 Jan '19
  • University of Lincoln
    Mini Open Day at the Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Mon, 7 Jan '19
  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Mini Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 9 Jan '19
Poll
Did you get less than your required grades and still get into university?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.