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    My teacher was like yesterday, "oh this guy in one of my AS classes was like 'Miss Miss i think i'm gonna do really well in the Unit 1 mock'" and my teacher was like "really? how do you know" and he was like "i did 7 hours of revision" and my teacher was like, "I DON'T THINK SO, 70 hours is more like it!"

    Ah no wonder i had to resit AS this January...
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    (Original post by zazamak)
    What criteria has to be met to achieve this in:confused: A Level?
    the conditions are:

    1)80% overall from a-level
    2)with 90% being achieved at A2.

    so if you got 70% in AS, and 90% in A2 thats 80% overall and you have an A*.

    but if you get 80% in AS and 80% in A2, although thats also 80% overall it will be graded as an A

    even if you get 100% in AS and 80% in A2, that gives 90%!!! overall, you WONT get an A* since you didnt met the conditions.
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    <sarcasm> one must get one's rear-end into gear. One must then live and breathe chemistry for 2 years until one can only talk chemistry and only think chemistry</sarcasm>

    seriously, unless you have a natural flare for it, no chance
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    woah! I have to revise my ass off and I SCRAPE an A in my mocks. I do think that to get an A* in Chemistry is verrryy difficult. Remember, A2 get a lot harder, and they're the ones you need in 90% in!
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    Chemistry is probably the hardest A* to get..
    Especially OCR chem, where the 10% that is the A* is all 'stretch and challenge' ie not in the syllabus!
    Its really annoying because I've been revising for months and nothing sticks!
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    just enjoy the subject. If you enjoy the subject you will do well.
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    Unfortunately humans are not capable of getting an A* in chemistry. If you get one, you are a machine.
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    FUUUUUU

    I'm finding AS Tricky now, and i'm taking OCR salters
    OCR = easy **** ccea is hardest!
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    What are your predictions for A2 Chemistry? In my opinion, the students that may get the A* in Chemistry are the ones who have a natural flare for the subject and who contribute well into lessons. I dunno, I may be wrong
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    things have to go pop, and then bubble over.. then you have to go EUREKA!


    think that pretty much sums it up
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    Basically you just need to revise like hell and learn why things happen on the syllabus and not just memorise the fact that they do.

    I've seen people memorise mechanisms only to find them written out in the exam and they have to explain why each part happens and that's where a lot of people fall down.

    It's about understanding chemistry not just regurgitating facts from the textbook.
    That=difference between A and A*.
 
 
 
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