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    Hi guys,
    I'm just planning out my revision timetable now for the A2 exams in June. I was looking for some revision technique advice? I've always just done mindmaps and flashcards, but this year is way more important so I'm looking for the most effective techniques!

    Aiming for a B grade.

    -Flynn
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    (Original post by flynnmoore 1597)
    Hi guys,
    I'm just planning out my revision timetable now for the A2 exams in June. I was looking for some revision technique advice? I've always just done mindmaps . and flashcards, but this year is way more important so I'm looking for the most effective techniques!

    Aiming for a B grade.

    -Flynn
    Hi. Past papers!! I knoww, everyone says that, but its true! Once you finish a topic in class, do questions on that specific topic (our teachers give us booklets, but if you don't get em, these topic based questions must be available somewhere online). Trust me, even if you feel like you 'can't' answer the questions, USE the markschemes (its not cheating!!). Eventually you'll find you don't need the markschemes for that specific topic because a certain (really high) percentage of the questions are repeats (just different numbers etc.)
    And then just do whole past papers (under timed conditions if you want). Mark em and whilst you're doing that, use a different coloured pen to write down any additional points/points you didn't get that are on the MS. Read over these papers, don't chuck them away until after your exams!
    Make sure you UNDERSTAND every single point on the spec sheet before your exam . And bug your teachers, thats what they're there for!! They want you to do well .
    Machemguy videos on youtube are good for OCR...
    Have you finished the A2 specification yet?
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    If you don't mind me asking, What did you get in your GCSE exams?


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    (Original post by Terrificmagenta)
    Hi. Past papers!! I knoww, everyone says that, but its true! Once you finish a topic in class, do questions on that specific topic (our teachers give us booklets, but if you don't get em, these topic based questions must be available somewhere online). Trust me, even if you feel like you 'can't' answer the questions, USE the markschemes (its not cheating!!). Eventually you'll find you don't need the markschemes for that specific topic because a certain (really high) percentage of the questions are repeats (just different numbers etc.)
    And then just do whole past papers (under timed conditions if you want). Mark em and whilst you're doing that, use a different coloured pen to write down any additional points/points you didn't get that are on the MS. Read over these papers, don't chuck them away until after your exams!
    Make sure you UNDERSTAND every single point on the spec sheet before your exam . And bug your teachers, thats what they're there for!! They want you to do well .
    Machemguy videos on youtube are good for OCR...
    Have you finished the A2 specification yet?
    I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING SHE SAID! ^^


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    (Original post by flynnmoore 1597)
    Hi guys,
    I'm just planning out my revision timetable now for the A2 exams in June. I was looking for some revision technique advice? I've always just done mindmaps and flashcards, but this year is way more important so I'm looking for the most effective techniques!

    Aiming for a B grade.

    -Flynn
    Make a giant flowchart of all the reactions you need to know.
    Make sure you include reaction conditions, reagents, etc.
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    (Original post by Terrificmagenta)
    Trust me, even if you feel like you 'can't' answer the questions, USE the markschemes (its not cheating!!)
    I would highly recommend that you instead go over the topic in question that you can't answer questions on and then re attempt the question rather than just learning the mark scheme as you will get caught out if you don't have a proper understanding in the exam
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    I would highly recommend that you instead go over the topic in question that you can't answer questions on and then re attempt the question rather than just learning the mark scheme as you will get caught out if you don't have a proper understanding in the exam
    Yeah true, I have a thing where i'll never write anything down unless I understand it... But I like to see exactly what the examiners expect from you and then I find I can apply that to other questions. If you don't understand whats written in the MS ask your teachers or go over the topic
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    (Original post by Terrificmagenta)
    Yeah true, I have a thing where i'll never write anything down unless I understand it... But I like to see exactly what the examiners expect from you and then I find I can apply that to other questions. If you don't understand whats written in the MS ask your teachers or go over the topic
    Trust me it is very easy to read mark schemes and think that you understand it but when it comes to the real thing often you actually won't
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Trust me it is very easy to read mark schemes and think that you understand it but when it comes to the real thing often you actually won't
    got me 100% in my AS exams though. And the practical assessments. Maybe I understood it before i seen markschemes tho, idkk.
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    (Original post by Terrificmagenta)
    got me 100% in my AS exams though. And the practical assessments. Maybe I understood it before i seen markschemes tho, idkk.
    Fair enough then whatever works for you -my lowly 96 can't compete with that lol
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    Fair enough then whatever works for you -my lowly 96 can't compete with that lol
    Loll, well done thats great
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    (Original post by Terrificmagenta)
    Hi. Past papers!! I knoww, everyone says that, but its true! Once you finish a topic in class, do questions on that specific topic (our teachers give us booklets, but if you don't get em, these topic based questions must be available somewhere online). Trust me, even if you feel like you 'can't' answer the questions, USE the markschemes (its not cheating!!). Eventually you'll find you don't need the markschemes for that specific topic because a certain (really high) percentage of the questions are repeats (just different numbers etc.)
    And then just do whole past papers (under timed conditions if you want). Mark em and whilst you're doing that, use a different coloured pen to write down any additional points/points you didn't get that are on the MS. Read over these papers, don't chuck them away until after your exams!
    Make sure you UNDERSTAND every single point on the spec sheet before your exam . And bug your teachers, thats what they're there for!! They want you to do well .
    Machemguy videos on youtube are good for OCR...
    Have you finished the A2 specification yet?
    Thank you so much! This has really helped! Gonna print off loads of past papers!!!
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    If you don't mind me asking, What did you get in your GCSE exams?


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    Me? 2A*s, 6As & 3Bs
 
 
 
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