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    (Original post by SaadKaleem)
    Amazingly done, It always feels so good to finish off the syllabus of something, especially when you did it on your own!
    Thank you so much Saad!! And amazingly it really does
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    Well done on finishing the spec! Good timing as well.

    I'm currently flunking chemistry so I need to pick up the pace with it as well.
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    Well done on finishing the spec! Good timing as well.

    I'm currently flunking chemistry so I need to pick up the pace with it as well.
    Thank you so much Ayman !! And hopefully it is, the thing that sucks is that I need to revise my notes later because I basically forgot many things from unit 4

    I am sure you'll be okay And I need to actually open chemistry past papers
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    I wish i can start past papers for C3 C4 M1... haven't been feeling well lately :/.. Sore throat, coughs and all sorts...
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    (Original post by SaadKaleem)
    I wish i can start past papers for C3 C4 M1... haven't been feeling well lately :/.. Sore throat, coughs and all sorts...
    I know how you feel, it sucks not starting while mostly everyone did :// ....
    I am sorry to hear that, hope you'll get better soon!! The most important thing is your health now, don't feel bad like focus on getting better!!

    Tell us when you start feeling better and start solving those decisive past papers haha

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    Specific Details of how my revision was like this past week:

    As I have written, I have finished Biology. But how was that done when my last objective post here was to finish lastly Sensory systems, well to the truth, I was moving incredibly slow like in the first three days after that last post, I only finished
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    • How do receptors work
    • Adaptation of receptors
    • The Human Eye
    • How do the rods work
    • The cones and colour vision
    • HSW - Investigating the grades response of the rods
    • The iris as an effector
    • Comparing mechanisms of coordination
    • Made notes
    little content for such a great deal amount of time, right? So I figured like I have to fasten up as I had a deal with the teacher from another school to deliver her the papers by Wednesday. Woke up the next, ready to put on all the amount of work and opps messed up again, I wasted so much time procrastinating so I just finished:
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    • The structure of the human brain
    • How the Human brain works
    Hmmm, well yeah just this and oh yeah, I made notes if it counts for something. The next day, I was super pissed off and I decided to finish a whole amount of work and I did, I finished the in the last few days:
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    • Animal studies
    • HSW - ethics of using animals for studying
    • Studying Human brains
    • Medical imaging technology
    • HSW - Improving techniques
    • Nature and nurture in brain development and critical windows
    • HSW - Confirming a model
    • Study for the evidence of nurture effect on brain development
    • How the visual cortex develops
    • Individuals with damages brains and using new born babies
    • Twin studies, face recognition and cross-cultural studies
    • Innate and learned behavior including Habituation
    • The chemical balance of brain, Parkinson's disease and treating symptoms, Depression and treating depression
    • HSW- Developing new treatments for Parkinson's disease
    • HSW - Genetics and depression
    • Illegal drugs and the brain
    • HSW - Long-term brain damage from ecstasy
    Well! That's a long list, I was satisfied I managed to finish all of this, however, I didn't write any notes, that's the thing that sucked. So I had one day left and I still have to look at the experiments for unit 6 and to solve the three past papers, plus I still have some content to finish, so tbh I doubted myself I am going to succeed. So this is what happened, I managed to finish the rest of the content:
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    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Choosing the right drug and the right dosage
    • HSW - Ethics of pharmacogenomics
    • HSW - A heart disease gene and pharmacogenomics
    • Microorganisms - the genetic genetic engineer's friend
    • Microorganisms and human insulin
    • HSW - The answe but too late
    • Banana vaccines
    • Making transgenic plants
    • Genetically modified animals
    • Making transgenic animals
    • Examples of drugs from transgenic animals
    • HSW - Ethical issues
    However, more than half of the day is gone, it's 8 pm so what should I do? I was a little depressed that I am not going to deliver the teacher what I promised I will, then I said, okay, I'll do my best,I picked the same year for the three units. for unit 6, I saw the two experiments needed, so I studied them and read notes about statistical tests and solved the past paper. It was already 1 am, I was on the edge of letting it go then I decided to have an all-nighter. I managed to finish the two past papers, the reason, I took a long time on them because there was another two experiments to write about in each past paper so I had to read the experiments, there was questions about As content which I needed to look over, and there was some content which I forgot that I needed to read my notes for.

    Wow that's a freaking long post, well, if you read it, i thank you, It summarizes what had happened this past week, and how I was on Wednesday like freaking dead haha but this had showed that I can do what I can do if I put the effort to do it!! :borat:
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    I haven't done much Yesterday, I was really tired and couldn't focus at all!

    Today Objectives:

    For Biology:
    • Revise As Bio (I will not be revising all of it, just specified topics that I chose that I find related to the A2 specification because honestly, It's so long and I am aiming to start past papers as soon as possible, if I find a certain As topic that I haven;t revised found in the questions then I will revise this topic and so on)
    • Make notes on the experiments and revise As unit 3 experiments
    For Chemistry:
    • Revise unit 4 - rates of reaction, entropy, equilibria
    • Make notes
    (I haven't finished revising unit 5 but I am feeling the urge to cut it for a day and revise unit 4)
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    BB I need some help - I'm sort of behind on my Chem 6 revision having only done 3 past papers. I'm thinking of forgetting doing all of them as mocks and just working through them. I'll do the ones after 2013 as mocks. Do you think this is a good idea?
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    BB I need some help - I'm sort of behind on my Chem 6 revision having only done 3 past papers. I'm thinking of forgetting doing all of them as mocks and just working through them. I'll do the ones after 2013 as mocks. Do you think this is a good idea?
    I think Ayman, it's a good idea, just to work through the ones before 2013 to see where are your pitfalls then doing 2013 as mocks to actually see how good you are!! I advice doing also some past papers from the old syllabus, I think they help a bit to guarantee full ums on unit 6. Also, try to sneak a paper or more each two days or so so you won't feel you're behind and then I am planning on leaving the week before the exam just for chemistry unit 6 and bio unit 6 as I also have bio on the same week

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    (Original post by PlayerBB)
    I think Ayman, it's a good idea, just to work through the ones before 2013 to see where are your pitfalls then doing 2013 as mocks to actually see how good you are!! I advice doing also some past papers from the old syllabus, I think they help a bit to guarantee full ums on unit 6. Also, try to sneak a paper or more each two days or so so you won't feel you're behind and then I am planning on leaving the week before the exam just for chemistry unit 6 and bio unit 6 as I also have bio on the same week

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    I can't find links to the old syllabus papers unfortunately, could you provide me one? I have 3 exams at a stretch I think, so I'll be pulling it tight! I'll try doing 1 or 2 daily but the bigger theory units are also looming over my shoulder so...
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    (Original post by aymanzayedmannan)
    I can't find links to the old syllabus papers unfortunately, could you provide me one? I have 3 exams at a stretch I think, so I'll be pulling it tight! I'll try doing 1 or 2 daily but the bigger theory units are also looming over my shoulder so...
    Yes sure, I don't have a link but I have them on my laptop so when I open it later in the day, I'll definitely will!!
    Yeah I am going to at least try to do one each day as well! Yeah, me too, if I think at the amount of pressure and needed work that I should be doing then I think the year will finish before finishing.....
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    wow, it;s been a long time since I have posted! Well, I had some personal issues to deal with, so I didn't that much of recognisable revision!

    Today Goals:
    • Revise Transition metals - That's gonna be painful
    • Revise As and A2 bio practicals
    This is for now, if I do anything more, I will definitely post it in here!
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    (Original post by PlayerBB)
    wow, it;s been a long time since I have posted! Well, I had some personal issues to deal with, so I didn't that much of recognisable revision!

    Today Goals:
    • Revise Transition metals - That's gonna be painful
    • Revise As and A2 bio practicals
    This is for now, if I do anything more, I will definitely post it in here!
    Common you can do more than that!
    ( trying to motivate, not sure if working? lol)
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    (Original post by Student1408)
    Common you can do more than that!
    ( trying to motivate, not sure if working? lol)
    lol Thank you for your motivation, it definitely worked!! I'll post in a bit, what extra revision I've done
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    The extra thing I did yesterday was that I solved some questions on Transition metals.

    I know it's not a lot that I did yesterday compared to the tone of revision that I should be doing, but I specifically devoted a lot of time on Transition metals, because at least for me, It's a hard one with a lot of confusions especially the colours!!

    Today Targets:
    • Finish revising Organic synthesis - I am going to spend a lot of time on it since it involves unit 6 and unit 5
    • Write my accumulated notes for bio and chemistry
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    I forgot to post what I have got in the three bio past papers that I've done!

    Well.....

    Biology unit 4 June 2014 WBI04/01

    58/90 - B - 91/120
    Lost: 32 marks
    Reaction: Complete sudden
    Target: Specify a lot of time on this paper, as I need to scrap an A*, I know now it's seems impossible but like I still have a freaking chance right so I just have to work harder

    Biology unit 5 June 2014 WBI05/01

    69/90 - A* - 110/120
    Lost: 21 marks
    Reaction: proud
    Target: The A* was 68, so I need to work harder, because two marks off and I will be getting the A and my aim is A*.

    Unit 6 is still not coorected
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    (Original post by PlayerBB)
    I forgot to post what I have got in the three bio past papers that I've done!

    Well.....

    Biology unit 4 June 2014 WBI04/01

    58/90 - B
    Lost: 32 marks
    Reaction: Complete sudden
    Target: Specify a lot of time on this paper, as I need to scrap an A*, I know now it's seems impossible but like I still have a freaking chance right so I just have to work harder

    Biology unit 5 June 2014 WBI05/01

    69/90 - A*
    Lost: 21 marks
    Reaction: proud
    Target: The A* was 68, so I need to work harder, because two marks off and I will be getting the A and my aim is A*.

    Unit 6 is still not coorected
    Nice unit 5 grade! Just bring unit 4 up and you're a shoe in. What was your coursework grade in the end?


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    (Original post by PsychoD)
    Nice unit 5 grade! Just bring unit 4 up and you're a shoe in. What was your coursework grade in the end?


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    Thank you!!! and yeah I'll have to bring it up as much as I can!!

    I still didn't get my mark for the coursework :/
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    (Original post by PlayerBB)
    Thank you!!! and yeah I'll have to bring it up as much as I can!!

    I still didn't get my mark for the coursework :/
    unit 4's an ass, just don't neglect AS bio, if you've done last years paper you'll know why best of luck
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    (Original post by PsychoD)
    unit 4's an ass, just don't neglect AS bio, if you've done last years paper you'll know why best of luck
    Yeah it is!!! Do you think I should revise all of As bio or just certain topics? I know it's a bit late since I am revising it now but I have discovered I should recently

    Thank you so much!!
 
 
 
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