The exams are fairly close and I'm struggling with both the subjects aswell as everything else. In my last mocks I got a C for Chem and a D for Bio. I'm finding it so hard to revise all the content without forgetting things . Has anyone got advice or any resources to share.
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Struggling. AQA BIO AND AQA CHEM @AS watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-02-2016 14:36
Little Tail Chaser
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- TSR Support Team
- 21-02-2016 23:39
For sciences I can't recommend past papers enough. Questions get repeated time after time, and after a while it will begin to click and you'll start to see exactly what examiners are after. When I sat my first chemistry AS paper, there wasn't a single question that I hadn't done before; past papers really do pay off!
I used to do a paper, pick out the questions that I didn't get right, study those topics, then do another paper to test myself. Over time I built up a library of old questions so that I could refer back to questions that I'd previously got wrong, and could see whether I understood how to do them after a bit of study.
In terms of rote learning things (reaction conditions etc), try to use active revision methods. Reading from a textbook or writing stuff out verbatim isn't going to do much good. Reading aloud (and teaching someone; get a study buddy to ask you questions on a topic you just studied. One of the best ways of ensuring that you understand a topic is to explain it to someone else), using flash cards and condensing down notes to just key points are better ideas.
In terms of resources, there are loads here
Best of luck!