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    Am studying the aqa course, got a b at AS but desperately need an A so am retaking unit 2.
    However I received a mock paper back last week (which I revised for 4 week prior) and got a low C. Feeling incredibly disheartened and low ... how on earth do I bring my marks up to an A? Any tips from A/A* students?
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    I don't do aqa (edexcel), what sort of topics do you struggle with? If you don't already know about them chemguide and chemrevise are probably the best resources (especially chem guide)
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    I did AQA and swapped to Edexcel due to exceptional circumstances. AQA is easier once you've done several past papers as there is a lot of similarities between the mark schemes. Also use the textbook and chem revise and just make bare notes.
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    (Original post by deww6)
    I did AQA and swapped to Edexcel due to exceptional circumstances. AQA is easier once you've done several past papers as there is a lot of similarities between the mark schemes. Also use the textbook and chem revise and just make bare notes.
    Soz for being nosy but do you mind if I ask what the exceptional circumstances were? AQA is a horrid exam board is edexcel any better?
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    I do OCR Salters and lemme tell you that they don't say that chemistry is the hardest A Level for a reason. Do past papers and do them again and whenever you get a question wrong revise the topic and attempt it again. Look at the mark schemes and learn a "model" answer. I feel like chemistry is more about understanding than memorisation and if you're struggling with a specific topic then Youtube is the best
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    https://www.youtube.com/user/MaChemGuy/videos
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    (Original post by TheGreatImposter)
    I do OCR Salters and lemme tell you that they don't say that chemistry is the hardest A Level for a reason. Do past papers and do them again and whenever you get a question wrong revise the topic and attempt it again. Look at the mark schemes and learn a "model" answer. I feel like chemistry is more about understanding than memorisation and if you're struggling with a specific topic then Youtube is the best
    This and This.

    I do OCR A, but I'd imagine that there's usually a specific way you have to give an answer with any exam board. If I don't understand a topic, I use Khan Academy. If I don't understand the mark scheme like "Why did they divide by 4???", I go on this teacher's Youtube channel where he works out all the questions in all the past papers. If you could find a Youtube channel like this for AQA, then that would be nice (I recommend CGP textbooks as well, they lay out everything so nicely, and the font as well :drool:)
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    (Original post by tkam<3)
    Soz for being nosy but do you mind if I ask what the exceptional circumstances were? AQA is a horrid exam board is edexcel any better?
    Had eye operations and didn't do so well in the exam. So this year at a new college doing Edexcel and not gonna lie be glad your doing AQA. Some parts of Edexcel are easier but most of it is more in-depth and harder
 
 
 
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