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    Hi allI'm a graduate working in finance and am applying to graduate medicine this October. I am considering sitting the two written A2 chemistry exams (not the practical) to help me be eligible for Cambridge (as my original A levels are too old). If anyone else has done this, where did you manage to sit the exams privately? And how did you study? What exam board would you recommend? Does it matter?Thanks all
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    Hi I self studied A2 chem. I did edexcel because my AS was obviously Edexcel. In terms of finding a centre to study at, I googled colleges and sixth forms in my local area and checked to see if they took on external candidates on their website. If it didn't say I gave them a call and asked. Once I had found a few places I chose 1 based on the cost and distance to where I live.

    In terms of the actual studying. I started by taking notes from the textbook and learning the content like that. I would then supplement my learning by watching videos on YouTube about the topics (I'm mainly a visual/audio learner) but most of my time was spent doing exam questions. I did all of the past papers and papers from other exam boards too since the topics tend to overlap. If you use other exam boards papers make sure you know which topics overlap and which you don't need to do. Also remember the rules of your exam board.

    More than happy to answer any questions you have

    Best of luck
 
 
 

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