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    Hiya,
    Year 11 is coming to an end. I'm picking a-levels in english combined, psychology, chemistry and biology. I was wondering if you could give me any tips or advice for these subjects. And, also, if there are any books or websites to read about before going to sixth form.
    Very Much Appreciated.
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    I did chemistry and biology at A level. My advice is: revise from the start. Don't coast along all year and try to cram in the last few weeks. There is a lot to learn and you cannot learn it that quickly. Do plenty of past papers so you can work out what you don't know and get a feel for what exam questions are like and how to get maximum marks. If you don't understand something, get help as soon as possible. Try reading your notes/the textbook first, but if that doesn't help don't be afraid to ask your teacher. It is better to do that than let problems fester.
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    For Biology and possibly Chemistry, even Psychology tbh, the Biological Sciences Review are amazingly helpful. They're just a series of magazines about various topics in Biology, catered specifically at As and A level students. They're really interesting and easy to read too, so I would definitely recommend those, especially as it will make learning fun and not seem like a chore.

    Also, I think most colleges/sixth forms expect you to have a ring binder folder rather than exercise book. Notes get really messy without an exercise book, like the amounts of sheets I've lost is mad. I really wish I had started the year with an exercise book, I actually hate all this hole punching and putting it in my ring binder folder business. So if you're not the most organised person, or just like everything to be neat and all in one place, start the year with an exercise book! If your teacher does tend to give you lots of sheets then you can have a separate folder for that! Even better if every night when you get home you type up all your notes nice and neatly and succinctly so you have perfect revision notes by the time it comes to May.

    Really do not underestimate A levels. They are killing me. If you ever need any advice on them or GCSEs, feel free to message me I also do biology!

    Best of luck x
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    (Original post by mariah1242)
    Hiya,
    Year 11 is coming to an end. I'm picking a-levels in english combined, psychology, chemistry and biology. I was wondering if you could give me any tips or advice for these subjects. And, also, if there are any books or websites to read about before going to sixth form.
    Very Much Appreciated.
    Thank YOU
    I'm doing Biology and Chemistry at As level now! Gonna be doing them both at A2 (hopefully)

    You'll have a long break in the summer. I'd purchase some revision guides and look through the content. I wish I would have now haha.


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    (Original post by LukeReynoldson)
    I'm doing Biology and Chemistry at As level now! Gonna be doing them both at A2 (hopefully)

    You'll have a long break in the summer. I'd purchase some revision guides and look through the content. I wish I would have now haha.


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    Yes, that is a good idea, thank you, ill go and have a look at the exam boards that the subjects are in
 
 
 

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