Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    As I can't afford study guides right now, is it okay if I use the AQA specification for studying, or does the specification not give sufficient information to understand the topic? Remember, I'm using it to study, not revise from.

    Specification for Chemistry (example): http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...-2016-V1-0.PDF

    I personally used the specification and the revision guides together. I don't think the specification gives information in enough depth to understand the topics fully. Why don't you go to some car boot sales or look on Depop/Ebay for some revision guides? I got quite a few of my GCSE revision guides from car boot sales for about 50p each and I felt really confident for all my exams. Best of luck and hope I helped :-)
How are you feeling about your exams?
Useful resources

Study tools


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.


Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.


Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.


Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.