How do i get a* in triple scienceWatch
Ok so my exams are a long way but I want to be prepared. I am aiming for a* in biology, chemistry and physics because I want to study medicine. Does anyone have any revision techniques on how I can remember all the content and how to do well in the exams?
I got AAA.
If my coursework was an B at least I would have A* A A*.( got a c on all coursework). It may be worth only 25% of the coursework but it makes a difference to your overall grade.
Sadly, it's a memory test, more than a test of actual scientific ability.
If so, here are some tips:
- Print off the specification for your course.
- Buy the CGP revision guides and workbooks for your course - they're on buy-one-get-one-half-price at the moment in Waterstones as we bought some for my little bro yesterday, but you might be able to find them online. Learn each page in the revision guide; you could make mind maps/posters/flashcards or however you learn best - my favourite has always been mind maps!
- Once you've learnt the stuff from the revision guide, go answer the questions in the workbooks, then mark them.
- Now, go back to your specifications and highlight the bits you got completely right and think you'll never forget in orange, the bits you got partially right/sort of know in yellow, and leave the rest blank. Don't worry if there's not much orange yet!
- Next, make posters and colourful notes about all of the yellow and blank bits in your spec, and test yourself on them if possible - everyday, go over these notes and make more notes on the bits you keep forgetting. Highlight the spec alongside your learning.
- When you reckon you've got most of it, start past papers - by this point, you should be able to recognise which bits of the spec you're being tested on in each question. Go through and analyse the mark schemes and examiner reports to understand what they want you to write.
For anything you still consistently get wrong, write out 'emergency' post-it notes in capital letters and bright colours and stick them on your wall. Every time the post-it falls off the wall, revise it. Ideally, buy cheap post-its so that they fall off the wall more often
Hopes this helps
No don't. That's what I did :3
Overall, learn the stuff whatever way you wish first, then do ALL of the past papers like 5 times. Then you can enjoy your A*'s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
EDIT: Also, since you're planning on doing medicine, don't neglect the rest of your GCSEs.
Revise for each end of topic/unit test
Make sure to go over unit 1 even though it is 'easier' than the other 2 as if you don't do as well in unit 3 say you can make up for it by getting a high grade in unit 1.
Use either CGP or the Nelson Thornes revision guides
Do loads of past papers
Start revising early (not too early though)
Keep your notes organised and easy to read.
Look at the course specifications for each science
Stick things that are hard to learn/need memorising on your wall and read it before you go to sleep each night
Worked for me
Coursework is relatively important as it's 25% of your overall grade for each science so getting A*s on them is handy to pull your grade up but the coursework isn't that hard, most teachers guide you through very easily
Do well in your coursework because they can make a difference.