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I am in year 11 and I took GCSE chemistry in year 10. I am going to take A-level chemistry but since i haven't done any chemistry for close to a year, I naturally would have forgotten some of the GCSE content. So I'm wondering if it would be worth going over my chemistry notes in preparation for A-level. Would it give me a solid foundation which would help me understand A-level topics better? Or is the GCSE content completely useless when studying A-level? I still remember the large majority of the chemistry content but it is some of the minute detail and more difficult topics that I am unable to recall with ease.
But seeing as you done it in year 10 its worth looking over though
I am planning to go over all my GCSE stuff right before my exams for completeness even though it really isn't needed at all, and probably even do a few past papers to see if I have improved at all
Having done both courses myself, I suggest that you go over the GCSE material. There is a lot of information that you will need to remember from 10th grade to understand the A Level chemistry concepts as these minute points are not restated. For ex. the concept of water is a polar covalent compound is used a lot in A Level chemistry but why it is so is not mentioned. The student is expected to know this from their previous years of study.