New OCR Chemistry and Biology - online revision resources?

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Hi, so due to the reforms it seems quite hard to revise as I feel as though the content has changed so dramatically that every site/video is outdated as they're all published pre-2015.

I was just wondering if anyone has any videos/sites/tips for revising earlier on in the year as I feel like I'm wasting my time.

I've got the specifications.. and the first point for Chemistry is "atoms, compounds, molecules and equations" - shall I just type into YouTube "chemistry A-level atoms", then move on to the next keyword or something?
Similarly with Biology, the first point in the specification is "cell structure" - shall I just search "Biology A-level cell structure"? I can't help feel this is a very inefficient/incorrect way and need help as it may be that OCR and another exam boards content to be learned in that specific area differs.

I can't find a solid accurately-compacted site or set of videos that are directed towards the new content/material of the new specs and any help will be appreciated.

Thanks.
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I'm going to start teaching OCR new spec next week. Honestly, it hasn't changed that much from the previous spec.
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Here are some very useful websites that will support your course in the next two years.

http://www.knockhardy.org.uk/sci.htm

http://www.chemguide.co.uk/

http://www.kmtchemistry.com/chemistryRQG.php

This piece of software is free and might be useful to you for organic chemistry. I find it very useful for drawing molecules and lots more besides.

http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
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(Original post by TeachChemistry)
I'm going to start teaching OCR new spec next week. Honestly, it hasn't changed that much from the previous spec.
So just literally searching the points on the spec and learning it should be fine? Until I get an official book from the sixth form? It's just that I don't want to waste a few weeks learning material that is completely irrelevant to the syllabus.

(Original post by TeachChemistry)
Here are some very useful websites that will support your course in the next two years.

http://www.knockhardy.org.uk/sci.htm

http://www.chemguide.co.uk/

http://www.kmtchemistry.com/chemistryRQG.php

This piece of software is free and might be useful to you for organic chemistry. I find it very useful for drawing molecules and lots more besides.

http://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
Ah thank you so much! They seem very helpful.
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So just literally searching the points on the spec and learning it should be fine? Until I get an official book from the sixth form? It's just that I don't want to waste a few weeks learning material that is completely irrelevant to the syllabus.
No learning is wasted if it's not on the syllabus. You'd be hard pushed to learn something in detail that isn't on the current syllabus.

tbh we have not invested in a 'new' textbook for the 'new' course because we haven't decided which one to go for yet. The old book we've used for the last few years is more than adequate.

How are you at mole calculations and titrations? That's a good starting place. If you want some practice material then drop me your email address by PM and I'll send you more than you could possibly deal with.
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(Original post by TeachChemistry)
No learning is wasted if it's not on the syllabus. You'd be hard pushed to learn something in detail that isn't on the current syllabus.

tbh we have not invested in a 'new' textbook for the 'new' course because we haven't decided which one to go for yet. The old book we've used for the last few years is more than adequate.

How are you at mole calculations and titrations? That's a good starting place. If you want some practice material then drop me your email address by PM and I'll send you more than you could possibly deal with.
Hmm, fair enough.

I'm working on it and for now I think I'll be alright, though I'd definitely bear that in mind, thank you very much.
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Hey, I'm doing OCR Year 12 Biology and Chemistry too, I asked my teachers and they said you'll still have to know pretty much everything that was last year (e.g structure of cells in Bio and atom structure in Chem). So I'm just doing that for the first few weeks, like the bigger/more important topics that are on all exam boards and then researching deeper on the stuff you learn in lessons
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