AQA GCSE triple science revision tools?

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I'm taking the exams this year, but I think my class is REALLY behind! We spent 6 months learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and we've only just learnt about atoms...which is stupid since we've been learning about electrolysis and chemical reactions without the knowledge of atoms. -_-

Can anyone tell me some useful links or books to look at? I have the AQA revision guides, but I always feel like having more than one source of revision is better, because if you don't understand how the book explains something, you will have something else to fall back on.
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I would use past papers to see what the exam questions are like and how you need to word your answers to get the marks. BBC bitesize - while it's not amazing it still gives a least a basic overview for you. Then I would recommend going to your head of science and asking them if there were any things the school could do to offer, like tutors or a one on one session with your teacher. The AQA revision guides are good, but like you said you do need other resources to get the grades


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Oh, also I use gcsescience.com and I look through YouTube to find videos of reactions and explanations from a voice ( this helps me with chemistry and It will help you if you learn better by hearing things)


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(Original post by Lauralaughsalot)
I'm taking the exams this year, but I think my class is REALLY behind! We spent 6 months learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and we've only just learnt about atoms...which is stupid since we've been learning about electrolysis and chemical reactions without the knowledge of atoms. -_-

Can anyone tell me some useful links or books to look at? I have the AQA revision guides, but I always feel like having more than one source of revision is better, because if you don't understand how the book explains something, you will have something else to fall back on.
Like some others mentioned, looking over specimen papers and past papers will give you an idea of what level of knowledge you will be expected to know in a certain topic. There are some good YouTube videos out there too on topics but I personally wouldn't recommend BBC Bitesize since it is very basic - it is built for everyone A*-C to understand the information, if you're aiming at A/A* I would suggest talking to your teacher about it. Personally I would say that the AQA books have everything you need in them, for certain subjects such as Biology I use the CGP book to revise from and for Physics a great textbook by TOM DUNCAN called 'GCSE Physics' (3rd Edition) - but beware this book does go into slightly more detail than required but if you're thinking of taking a science at A-Level, what you learn from this book will be beneficial.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/myGCSEscience - this has a video on every topic in the aqa science (as far as I am aware) these are quite helpful videos if you learn well in that way and also hank green (john green's brother) does some good science videos http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
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I used the textbook, past papers, mark schemes and extra revision sessions from my teacher (if your teacher is willing then these are seriously helpful!)
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GCSEPrepper.co.uk is good for the sciences. You will need to contact them from the site to get set up - but it's free to students AFAIK
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The cgp revision guides and workbook are really good
Just learn everything on there by heart, then answer the question at the bottom of every page and there’s normally answers at the back and if you get it wrong, learn the answer
Then do their workbook and refer to their markscheme
And use the spec to simplify the longer sections of the book and free science lessons would help you to visually see what you’re learning because he normally uses quit a few images of processes etc and to hear what you’re learning rather than reading and writing all the time
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(Original post by mkeafnej31298431)
I'm taking the exams this year, but I think my class is REALLY behind! We spent 6 months learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and we've only just learnt about atoms...which is stupid since we've been learning about electrolysis and chemical reactions without the knowledge of atoms. -_-

Can anyone tell me some useful links or books to look at? I have the AQA revision guides, but I always feel like having more than one source of revision is better, because if you don't understand how the book explains something, you will have something else to fall back on.
http://www.toplevels.co.uk/gcse-aqa-physics/
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