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    (Original post by kendellex)
    I like biology(: hate organic chemistry though. Find it pointless!
    You'll do fine in history! It'll come!


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    I love all my subjects but hate organic chem also lol. Too much different topics in one!
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    I love all my subjects but hate organic chem also lol. Too much different topics in one!
    My teacher is horrific and it's all so similar!
    That's the one paper I always do awful in!
    Oops!


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    (Original post by kendellex)
    I'm one of those people who do worse with revision somehow :/
    Revised constantly for chemistry. Got a B.
    Revised for 5 minutes for geography. Got an A.
    Weird :L


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    That is impressive. I do Geography and I really am struggling with big essay questions. You are very lucky
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    (Original post by kendellex)
    Essays are awful :P
    I have loads in geography and it takes ages to perfect them!!
    What do you do?


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    How did you do your essays in Geography at AS level?? Any tips would be gratefully received.
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    How did you do your essays in Geography at AS level?? Any tips would be gratefully received.
    Structure is really important.
    So always have a distinct introduction and conclusion.

    In my introduction I always briefly say want I'm going to talk about in my main body of my essay. Also throw any definitions of geographical terms in here too.

    In my conclusion, I always refer back to the question! If the question asks you to evaluate, this is the point at which you say if it's good/bad/whatever.

    The main body takes a bit if practise. I depends on the essay on how you tackle this. If it's say 'The impacts of a named hurricane on people, the economy and the environment' I would obviously separate my main body into three paragraphs under those three headings. If it's something like 'Describe how a hurricane forms and it's impacts on people' I would have one paragraph explaining how it forms and one paragraph on impacts. In essays were it is possible to throw in a diagram like hurricanes, plate boundaries, depressions and ecosystems - throw the diagram in! You will get marks and it is then essay to describe the formation as you can refer to the diagram!

    Avoid using terms like firstly, secondly, also, next, then etc. Its poor writing. Also when giving examples never say 'etc' It implies there are more but you don't know them :L



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    (Original post by kendellex)
    My teacher is horrific and it's all so similar!
    That's the one paper I always do awful in!
    Oops!


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    Oh well. I actually like Chemistry thought, but yeah, my teacher also mulls over a ton of things lol. What career you aiming for?
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    Oh well. I actually like Chemistry thought, but yeah, my teacher also mulls over a ton of things lol. What career you aiming for?
    No idea. I've applied for natural science :P

    You?


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    (Original post by kendellex)
    No idea. I've applied for natural science :P

    You?


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    Going for medicine but I am far from being a good candidate for it lol
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    Going for medicine but I am far from being a good candidate for it lol
    I was going to go for medicine but then my love for geography over took and changed my mind :L
    Do you do any sort of activity outside school like St. John ambulance or volunteering. They love that sort of stuff


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    (Original post by kendellex)
    I was going to go for medicine but then my love for geography over took and changed my mind :L
    Do you do any sort of activity outside school like St. John ambulance or volunteering. They love that sort of stuff


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    Yeah I am doing volunteering but can't some to find a hospital
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    Yeah I am doing volunteering but can't some to find a hospital
    Email them. Just try your luck! Some places make you apply via your school and 'bid' for a time slot.
    If you can't work in a hospital try a hospice of nursing home!


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    Email them. Just try your luck! Some places make you apply via your school and 'bid' for a time slot.
    If you can't work in a hospital try a hospice of nursing home!


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    Hehe thanks for the tips. Because I got no A* but all As, the teachers don't want to help me apply because I am a 'too weak' candidate lol. I will keep trying thanks for the help
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    Hehe thanks for the tips. Because I got no A* but all As, the teachers don't want to help me apply because I am a 'too weak' candidate lol. I will keep trying thanks for the help
    That's a tad rude!
    I know people who got all A's but they did a lot of volunteering and seemed to be a well rounded person because they got the offers and not the ones with all the A*s!
    Ace your UKCAT and do well in your Alevels and you'll be fine (:


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    (Original post by kendellex)
    You really think that?
    Chemistry is hard but maths is quite easy compared to geography.


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    Uh huh anyone with a decent memory can easily do well in geography, it's 90/120 for 100 UMS in the exam at AS
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    (Original post by Davelittle)
    Uh huh anyone with a decent memory can easily do well in geography, it's 90/120 for 100 UMS in the exam at AS
    AS is definitely a lot easier than A2.
    What board are you doing? Our paper was only out of 90 (:
    But maths is still easier :P




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    (Original post by kendellex)
    That's a tad rude!
    I know people who got all A's but they did a lot of volunteering and seemed to be a well rounded person because they got the offers and not the ones with all the A*s!
    Ace your UKCAT and do well in your Alevels and you'll be fine (:


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    Thanks, that's my plan. Just my school being a little bit b**chy about it. I am to do loads of volunteering soon. Thanks, hope you get/got your offer
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    (Original post by finnthehuman)
    Thanks, that's my plan. Just my school being a little bit b**chy about it. I am to do loads of volunteering soon. Thanks, hope you get/got your offer
    Maybe even joining St a John Ambulance! I love it and you get trained for free
    I got an offer and firmed for Nottingham


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    (Original post by kendellex)
    Structure is really important.
    So always have a distinct introduction and conclusion.

    In my introduction I always briefly say want I'm going to talk about in my main body of my essay. Also throw any definitions of geographical terms in here too.

    In my conclusion, I always refer back to the question! If the question asks you to evaluate, this is the point at which you say if it's good/bad/whatever.

    The main body takes a bit if practise. I depends on the essay on how you tackle this. If it's say 'The impacts of a named hurricane on people, the economy and the environment' I would obviously separate my main body into three paragraphs under those three headings. If it's something like 'Describe how a hurricane forms and it's impacts on people' I would have one paragraph explaining how it forms and one paragraph on impacts. In essays were it is possible to throw in a diagram like hurricanes, plate boundaries, depressions and ecosystems - throw the diagram in! You will get marks and it is then essay to describe the formation as you can refer to the diagram!

    Avoid using terms like firstly, secondly, also, next, then etc. Its poor writing. Also when giving examples never say 'etc' It implies there are more but you don't know them :L



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    Many thanks for your help.
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    Anyone at AS level this year finding it really hard to gauge how much work needs to be done? Found GCSEs rather stress-free and easy to plan for, but this year I'm persistently perplexed as to whether or not I am working hard enough or on track to get the grades which I want despite the material proving easily manageable.
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    (Original post by livealittle)
    Does anybody else find it easier to revise very early in the morning? Or is it just me.
    I've realised my brain works better at around 2am.Any other time is so hard to concentrate


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    I did this for my AS exams, I think it because everyone's asleep so I feel calmer and more relaxed to revise at such crazy times, I've revised until 4am many times and slept straight after school then get up at 8 and do it again.. can't comment whether it's a good revision ratio or not but I have not failed an exam even if I have done little revision
 
 
 
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