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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    It was something like 'he had been accustomed to this for years'
    I did it was normal behaviour for him as he had done it for a long time
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    I think the one you are talking about is the: "a custom year" question. Not sure if that is exactly what the phrase was but yeah "tradition" works perfectly fine. For chemistry, in our class assessments I usually get a 1 for PS and 2 for KU, although when I practice with past papers it's always a 2/2. Probably need to focus on the mole equations and names of specific reactions - no socialising for the next 24 hours I reckon.
    Aah! Thanks for that guys i felt like I done atrocious straight after but my nerves have steadily settled. I sometimes forget the pyramid like moles vol conc etc so I better remember them! Fuels I think I need to dabble on and maybe some metals and corrosion and I think I'll be quietly confident haha!


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    Aah! Thanks for that guys i felt like I done atrocious straight after but my nerves have steadily settled. I sometimes forget the pyramid like moles vol conc etc so I better remember them! Fuels I think I need to dabble on and maybe some metals and corrosion and I think I'll be quietly confident haha!


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    I've always found the pyramids harder to remember than the actual equations. I just remembered n = cv, and then rearranged it for whatever I need. Then I remembered s = d/t for maths/physics, instead of the pyramid, found it much easier as speed is measured in unit of distance per unit of time, e.g. ms-1 or mph.
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    I've always found the pyramids harder to remember than the actual equations. I just remembered n = cv, and then rearranged it for whatever I need. Then I remembered s = d/t for maths/physics, instead of the pyramid, found it much easier as speed is measured in unit of distance per unit of time, e.g. ms-1 or mph.
    Oh yeah! That is actually a very efficient method! That honestly feels much easier thanks

    And I've never forgotten the DST pyramid for some reason but I suppose it is something you tend to take more into an everyday account rather than the concentration of sulphuric acid haha! Thanks again


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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Oh yeah! That is actually a very efficient method! That honestly feels much easier thanks

    And I've never forgotten the DST pyramid for some reason but I suppose it is something you tend to take more into an everyday account rather than the concentration of sulphuric acid haha! Thanks again


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    I've always thought that concentration was actually a pretty intuitive concept to understand, too! Concentration is a measure of how much stuff you have in a set amount of space. Lots of stuff in a small space is very concentrated, little stuff in a big space is not so concentrated. Our stuff is moles (moles are much easier to understand when you think of them as a measurement of how much stuff there is - and it's completely true), and the space they're in is the volume. Thus c = \frac{n}{v}.

    n = cv just rolls off the tongue, though.
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    I was going to revise chemistry, but it looks like fate is against me.
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    I've always thought that concentration was actually a pretty intuitive concept to understand, too! Concentration is a measure of how much stuff you have in a set amount of space. Lots of stuff in a small space is very concentrated, little stuff in a big space is not so concentrated. Our stuff is moles (moles are much easier to understand when you think of them as a measurement of how much stuff there is - and it's completely true), and the space they're in is the volume. Thus c = \frac{n}{v}.

    n = cv just rolls off the tongue, though.
    That's deep aha! That makes things more clearer and I totally agree it does roll off nicely


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    I was going to revise chemistry, but it looks like fate is against me.
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    You shall not pass aha! That's a pain I'm gonna try in a minute and ill report my ate lets


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    Woo, Latin today !

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    Bit late now but good luck for Latin

    Quick question: when drawing lines in line graphs do we use a ruler or free hand? Or does it not matter? I prefer a ruler it looks neater and for biology my teacher says to use a ruler but occasionally in chemistry tests the teacher has said to use free hand, anyone have any ideas? Thanks


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    Does anyone know if you can pick higher media studies in 5th year?
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    Latin went well today. 2 down now, hooray !
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    Hi, I'm in S4 at the moment and I will be leaving school in 2015, although I sat my Standard Grades last year so I'm mostly in the 'Thread for S5 Pupils' to discuss highers! I want to study medicine, so write now I'm getting loads of work experience and volunteering, which I'm loving!

    Any questions about highers or option choices, fire away at me! I'll answer them
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    (Original post by MichGaughan97)
    Does anyone know if you can pick higher media studies in 5th year?
    Depends entirely on your school's policy.
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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    Hi, I'm in S4 at the moment and I will be leaving school in 2015, although I sat my Standard Grades last year so I'm mostly in the 'Thread for S5 Pupils' to discuss highers! I want to study medicine, so write now I'm getting loads of work experience and volunteering, which I'm loving!

    Any questions about highers or option choices, fire away at me! I'll answer them
    What kind of volunteering work are you doing?
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    I'd like to dispel the myth of Highers being such an enormous, terrifying jump from Standard Grade. They're really not!

    The fact that you only do five subjects balances the increasing difficult and workload. Also, essay writing under exam conditions is something you'll get very used to, it's commonplace in 5th year subjects.

    I have to say, the main skill I have learned this year is being concise with writing. In Higher subjects there's a very big focus on essay word counts, as you will have to repeat the essays in 45 minutes under exam conditions or send them away in a folio (where in English, for example, you are penalised if over 1300 words). For example, in Standard Grade English whilst all of my essays were Grade 1, some were 5000 words and 4000 words, which I have learned is completely unacceptable at Higher!

    I actually prefer doing Highers to Standard Grades: classes are more focused, I'm more focused, and I'm not doing subjects that I picked on a whim!
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    What kind of volunteering work are you doing?
    I'll message you
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    Wow how come you sat standard grades early?


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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Wow how come you sat standard grades early?


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    It's my school's policy. We squeeze S1 and S2 into S1 (after all, they're not productive years) and study Standard Grades over S2 and S3, and Highers over S4 and S5. It's more of a steady school experience rather than wasting S2 doing **** all and then having to rush S5 for Highers! It hasn't affected my school's results, either, the Standard Grade results have remained consistent and even improved.
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    (Original post by AspiringMedic8)
    It's my school's policy. We squeeze S1 and S2 into S1 (after all, they're not productive years) and study Standard Grades over S2 and S3, and Highers over S4 and S5. It's more of a steady school experience rather than wasting S2 doing **** all and then having to rush S5 for Highers! It hasn't affected my school's results, either, the Standard Grade results have remained consistent and even improved.
    Ah, I see! That does seem to be a far better plan; s2 was pretty much a waste! So do you still do one year for a higher course or two I.e. would you sit your higher exam this year or next with us? If you don't mind me asking what were your results last year?


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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Ah, I see! That does seem to be a far better plan; s2 was pretty much a waste! So do you still do one year for a higher course or two I.e. would you sit your higher exam this year or next with us? If you don't mind me asking what were your results last year?


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    We would have two years, so we still sit the exams at the end of fifth year. My results were 11111111 in Art and Design, Chemistry, English, Graphic Communication, Modern Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish. I was so incredibly happy when I got the results at 2am on my laptop. Words do not describe how good it felt when I clicked on the email and so the straight line of 1s - pure elation! Ahhhhhh!

    May I also add that in my November prelims I only had two ones and six twos, which just shows that prelims really don't matter that much! (I didn't study much as I had a lot of homework at the time).
 
 
 
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