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    I couldn't think of an appropriate title for this thread. Anyway, I'm doing maths, physics, chemistry and economics for A-level I was just wondering how do I get Oxbridge worthy grades? Seriously, should I start self-teaching the subjects as soon as I finish my GCSE's? Should I get a tutor? What subject is the hardest? I mean I know it's impossible to measure the difficulty of a subject but still, opinions would be appreciated. I'm going to be dropping economics at A2 so I'm not too fussed about it although I still want to do my best.
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    Which subject are you thinking of applying for?
    I'm in year 13 and am doing/have done maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics. I got the grades and applied to Cambridge for maths.

    You don't need to work through the summer, just make sure you put the work in in the year. Only get a tutor if you feel you are struggling.
    I did AS maths in year 11 as preparation.
    For maths and physics, do lots of past paper questions/textbook questions. For chemistry, keep reading through your notes and the textbook.

    For me, maths had the greatest jump up from GCSE, physics was least. I find chemistry most difficult.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Which subject are you thinking of applying for?
    I'm in year 13 and am doing/have done maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics. I got the grades and applied to Cambridge for maths.

    You don't need to work through the summer, just make sure you put the work in in the year. Only get a tutor if you feel you are struggling.
    I did AS maths in year 11 as preparation.
    For maths and physics, do lots of past paper questions/textbook questions. For chemistry, keep reading through your notes and the textbook.

    For me, maths had the greatest jump up from GCSE, physics was least. I find chemistry most difficult.
    I'm debating between physics, chemistry, computer science and economics as a degree if that's what you're asking, and honestly I do not have the slightest clue on what I could do with these degree's.
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    (Original post by thewytches)
    I couldn't think of an appropriate title for this thread. Anyway, I'm doing maths, physics, chemistry and economics for A-level I was just wondering how do I get Oxbridge worthy grades? Seriously, should I start self-teaching the subjects as soon as I finish my GCSE's? Should I get a tutor? What subject is the hardest? I mean I know it's impossible to measure the difficulty of a subject but still, opinions would be appreciated. I'm going to be dropping economics at A2 so I'm not too fussed about it although I still want to do my best.
    Well for starters it depends what you want to apply to do at oxbridge as to what oxbridge worthy grades are. My friend had a history offer A*AA another had a natsci offer A*A*A*AE so there's a huge variation.
    I did maths and chemistry (as well as biology, geography and german) and found that providing i went to class, did the work and then did the homework set (one piece per week max) i was fine. I then did revision for 6 weeks before the exams and that was plenty.
    I am now at university studying medicine so clearly it worked well enough to get the grades.
    I wouldn't get a tutor or begin trying to teach yourself. You'll need natural aptitude of a decent level to achieve top a level grades let things play out for a term or so before you worry about a tutor.
 
 
 
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