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heya, im doing A2s this year and I want to get an A* in chemistry, what would be the best revision techniques and things? i'm doing OCR
in AS I got 79/90, 127/150 and 45/60 so an A overall

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heya, im doing A2s this year and I want to get an A* in chemistry, what would be the best revision techniques and things? i'm doing OCR
in AS I got 79/90, 127/150 and 45/60 so an A overall

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Well done !! I'm doing A2s too.
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Revise like... ****... I mean...like.... Seriously...
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Just make sure note every little detail and learn everything to a meticulous degree. A* candidates are often quite naturally gifted chemists and it is quite hard to work directly towards getting anA* in chemistry.


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heya, im doing A2s this year and I want to get an A* in chemistry, what would be the best revision techniques and things? i'm doing OCR
in AS I got 79/90, 127/150 and 45/60 so an A overall

thanks
Hey AS OCR chemistry here as well, 77/90, 135/90, 58/60, A overall. I dropped chem at A2 to focus on gaining my 3A* predictions in Math, Econ and Physics and a EPQ in Econ as well I would say gaining an A* relies on the fact you need to be naturally intellectual and then work your ass off remembering every specific detail in your subject books and most importantly understanding the concepts (highly important for me dude to Math, physics and Econ which all require logic). Trick I told myself to get 90%'s at AS were 'learn every word, every sentence, on every page' and what do you know, I got 91%,90%,90%,85% in AS ^^ same theory for this year!


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^^^^^^^ post above the above

thats bull**** :laugh:

learn the text book inside out and practice past papers until you consistently get 90%+
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lots of work
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Hey AS OCR chemistry here as well, 77/90, 135/90, 58/60, A overall. I dropped chem at A2 to focus on gaining my 3A* predictions in Math, Econ and Physics and a EPQ in Econ as well I would say gaining an A* relies on the fact you need to be naturally intellectual and then work your ass off remembering every specific detail in your subject books and most importantly understanding the concepts (highly important for me dude to Math, physics and Econ which all require logic). Trick I told myself to get 90%'s at AS were 'learn every word, every sentence, on every page' and what do you know, I got 91%,90%,90%,85% in AS ^^ same theory for this year!


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Massive well done! I study Economics at A2 and got a low B for AS last year but really struggling with the exam technique.. advice?
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Massive well done! I study Economics at A2 and got a low B for AS last year but really struggling with the exam technique.. advice?
I'll take pictures of my exam technique notes on Economics tomorrow and I'll put it up on this thread for you


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I'll take pictures of my exam technique notes on Economics tomorrow and I'll put it up on this thread for you


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Thank youuuuuuuu so much Appreciated!
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Hey AS OCR chemistry here as well, 77/90, 135/90, 58/60, A overall. I dropped chem at A2 to focus on gaining my 3A* predictions in Math, Econ and Physics and a EPQ in Econ as well I would say gaining an A* relies on the fact you need to be naturally intellectual and then work your ass off remembering every specific detail in your subject books and most importantly understanding the concepts (highly important for me dude to Math, physics and Econ which all require logic). Trick I told myself to get 90%'s at AS were 'learn every word, every sentence, on every page' and what do you know, I got 91%,90%,90%,85% in AS ^^ same theory for this year!


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How much time per week/per day did you spend working at it?
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I got an A* in OCR chemistry . Make sure you understand the principles behind the mechanisms and reactions, don't just learn the examples because in the exams you'll be given weird molecules and or reactions and think 'what the heck is that?' so you have to apply your knowledge.

Other things you do just need to memorise such as definitions and results of certain experiments (transition metal colour changes etc.). When you're going through the mark schemes of past papers make sure you notice the phrases that you get marks for in each type of question.

Practice all the different types of calculations, if you get really good at these it's easy marks in the exam.

That's all I can think of at the moment but feel free to ask me any other questions .
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Thank youuuuuuuu so much Appreciated!
Here's the notes on evaluation, the hardest area to pick up marks on for the majority of students.
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How much time per week/per day did you spend working at it?
Last year for AS I spent an average of 3 hours a day studying. It's quite a lot so spent Fridays relaxing and going out + 3 days a week going to gym and swimming to train.
This year I've been far more relaxed and enjoying life aha especially after submitting my UCAS and Oxford interviews. Starting revision 1st February onwards and hoping of doing 4 hours a day till exams finish (to keep it consistent and effective you need to train in my eyes, relax your mind while your body works- so joining our city stadium for athletics and gym also). If you want straight A*'s then I would say you have to work 3-4 hours a day, effectively.


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Here's the notes on evaluation, the hardest area to pick up marks on for the majority of students.
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Thank you v much! Hopee your A2 year goes amaaazing. All the best!!
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