Hey guys, so I'm doing chemistry as an a level (but I guess the title kinda gave that away...) I got an E overall in my AS but I'm resitting so I can at least get a C. I was just wondering if anyone has any revision techniques that they find/found helpful to them? (I tend to struggle with the organic stuff more than anything, I've been told I just need to "learn it") :/
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- 02-12-2014 15:52
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- 06-12-2014 12:09
Hello, I got a B in AS (OCR) but it was a lot of work.
I find the ISA's the most challenging bit of the whole course (we don't get on well I got a low C but I'm retaking a few at A2 to hopeufully boost my UMS :/)
My tips would be to do loaaaadddss of questions.
I use the websites:
Which help a lot with explaining things I don't understand from just lessons or from the textbook.
For organic chem in particular, making sure you're able to name/identify compounds easily.
Learn all reaction mechanisms, reagents and conditions for reactions (they are really important!)
Look according to the specification and make sure you're comfortable about each topic and bullet points.
Even try questions from different exam boards.
Looking at the mark schemes after doing questions and notice the mistakes made and make it priority to not do the same mistakes.
I use the CGP textbook, OCR book by Dave Gent and Rob Ritchie and for A2 the Calculations in Chemistry book by Jim Clark (I don't recommend it enough but it is a MUST in my opinion)