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    Hi, I'm at the moment in year 13, doing Physics(D ), Chemistry(B :|), Maths(A ), and F Maths(A ), all on the OCR examboard.

    I'm not wanting to drop any subjects, despite not doing as well as I hoped at AS level. At the moment, I'm wanting to pull my Chemistry and Physics grades up to As, and I'm having serious problems understanding a lot of whats going on in Physics, and having problems revising for my Chemistry and Physics retakes in January.

    I'm considering getting a tutor for physics, but then came across Examstutor.

    Does anyone use this site? I'd be spending £25 for a year long subscription (all of year 13) for Chemistry and Physics revision and learning help, which would be much less than a personal tutor. Does it have a distinction between the various exam boards, or is it good for all examboards? I learn best by just doing zillions of questions - is this site good for going through questions and examples?

    Most of all, should I fork out £25 of my money to use this as an out-of-school resource to help me pull my grades up to AAAA/AAAB?

    I would say that a real life tutor would be much more helpful I assume.

    I'd consider dropping an AS level as well.

    £25 isn't going to require a bank manager so I would say it's worth a try. Whether it will help your exam results is up to you. If you put in the work then anything will help. I would highly recommend the CGP guides, they're a real saviour and if you use it along side the main text book you can get yourself good grades.

    You may want to drop a subject too, I did 4.5 A-levels and I found it very hard work. I'm sure if I dropped one it would've been a lot easier. I did well, but I had very little social life.

    Edit: Obviously a real tutor would be a lot better, but then you will become lazy and you will rely on the tutor. Putting in the effort yourself (even if it takes away from your social life) will be the best bet.
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