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Is it true that some people are 'naturally' better at science than others? watch

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    For example, In my last biology mock I revised solidly and got a B (43/60). My mate who did revise but not as much got an A (55/60). Now I know there's smart revision where you understand the concept and and do practice Qs etc instead of just reading the text book over and over. This is something I've learned to do and changed from AS ( i flopped by the way got Bs and Cs) which has been shown in my improved grades.

    However, some people just get As even though they don't work nowhere near as hard as me. Does this mean that some people are just naturally clever? My chemistry teacher told me everyone is born equal - I don't believe that anymore.

    Yes, but they still need to work for their grades.

    I wouldn't have to work hard to get a B in any of my science subjects, but to get an A or A* I need to work for it.

    People think about things differently and I guess that some ways of thinking suit certain subjects better than others. It doesn't mean that hard work isn't important to be good at things just that some people will find it easier.

    I wouldn't say that people are naturally better at science but can simply understand it quicker than others. It just depends on the person, some subjects I understand straight away but others I don't (like maths) and vice versa with my friends, you never know your mate might have revised continuously for the exam

    Not really. Some people retain information more efficiently than others so dont exactly have to put in as much effort

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    If you can understand the concepts, then it's just a case of having better memory retention leads to less revision required. Some are also better at spotting what the examiner is looking for, so yes I'd say some people are 'better' naturally but they still won't get too far in life if they don't work for it. Also, Bs and Cs is not a flop, those are still good respectable grades and you should be proud of them
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    I think it's like any subject. I was never good at ny arts subject. No matter how much work I put in, I was never really that good. I was always better at science.
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