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    I'm doing my AS levels. Maths, Physics and Chemistry.(Jan results A - Maths, B-retaking, C-retaking).

    Basicaly, i've asked my teachers when they think they will be done teaching everything and most said they are unlikely to finish before easter. I really want to finish learning everything before easter, so i can start doing past papers and going over my weak areas.

    I cant do this now since theres still alot left to do, especially physics. I'm sure many of you are in the same situation and just wanted to know how i can teach myself the rest of physics and chemistry. I'm fine with maths, i've almost completed C2(about 2 chapters left to learn) and S1(about 3 chapters left).

    So, does anyone know of an effective way to self-teach physics and chemistry?

    OCR A Physics
    Edexcel Chemistry

    Have about 2-3 modules left to learn for each.
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    The best way I can think of at the moment is just going through the textbooks yourself
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    (Original post by -Dragonfly-)
    The best way I can think of at the moment is just going through the textbooks yourself
    Yh, i got OCR endorsed textbook for physics and the Edexcel endorsed textbook but i rarely use them since they are quite hard to understand.
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    If you have the books you just download the specification and work through it - it's rather simple. Anything you don't understand you look for answers to online.
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    Im doing OCR A physics, and most of the time we just go through a double page spread in the book as a class, but on A2 doing more demonstrations/practicals to go through harder-to-explain bits..

    edited: did write about Year 13, but re-read and saw your on AS
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    To be honest, I'd focus on revising the parts you have done instead of rushing to finish the syllabus. I'm not saying you can't self teach, but I for one certainly couldn't do it. I know how you feel, our maths class is pretty much screwed, we're rushing so much our teachers tried to teach us a whole chapter (a difficult one) in one double lesson. Provided we stay on schedule, it will still only leave a week for revision I'm pretty sure we won't finish chemistry before easter either, I can already tell my teacher is glancing over some of the things on the syllabus.

    Unfortunately, I don't think there is a lot you can do about it. What I would say though is rather than waiting until you've finished the syllabus to start revision, start revise the stuff you have learnt so when you have finished, you only really need to revise the stuff you've just learnt.
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    (Original post by In the looney bin)
    Im doing OCR A physics, and most of the time we just go through a double page spread in the book as a class, but on A2 doing more demonstrations/practicals to go through harder-to-explain bits..

    edited: did write about Year 13, but re-read and saw your on AS
    Okay, but since you've done the AS, did you have to learn anything on your own and i got Mod 4 :Waves and Mod 5: Quantum Physics left to do. Where they difficult modules to learn?
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    (Original post by lukas1051)
    To be honest, I'd focus on revising the parts you have done instead of rushing to finish the syllabus. I'm not saying you can't self teach, but I for one certainly couldn't do it. I know how you feel, our maths class is pretty much screwed, we're rushing so much our teachers tried to teach us a whole chapter (a difficult one) in one double lesson. Provided we stay on schedule, it will still only leave a week for revision I'm pretty sure we won't finish chemistry before easter either, I can already tell my teacher is glancing over some of the things on the syllabus.

    Unfortunately, I don't think there is a lot you can do about it. What I would say though is rather than waiting until you've finished the syllabus to start revision, start revise the stuff you have learnt so when you have finished, you only really need to revise the stuff you've just learnt.
    Well for the first 3 modules of physics, i think i really know it quite well so it would be better for me to continue. As for chemistry, i need to go over some of the stuff.

    Maths, theres no need for me to wait, its my stongest subject and i find it very easy to self-teach.
 
 
 
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