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    basically i did my AS's last year (2015) and i got an E overall in chemistry
    i retook AS alongside my A2 exams and have just opened my results to find out i have achieved an A.
    All it requires is you to work your absolute *******s off.
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    (Original post by Ismail786)
    basically i did my AS's last year (2015) and i got an E overall in chemistry
    i retook AS alongside my A2 exams and have just opened my results to find out i have achieved an A.
    All it requires is you to work your absolute *******s off.
    Well done on getting the A! That is a great achievement.

    I did A-level chemistry (quite a few years ago now) and I think I put more effort in than for me other subjects to get my A!

    But it shows with hard work it is possible

    What are you off to do now?
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    Well done on getting the A! That is a great achievement.

    I did A-level chemistry (quite a few years ago now) and I think I put more effort in than for me other subjects to get my A!

    But it shows with hard work it is possible

    What are you off to do now?
    thank you! & I'm taking a gap year. going to retake some units from biology and psychology to help bump them up to an A whilst doing my UKCAT and tonnes of experience in order to secure my place doing dentistry, hopefully anyway.....
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    Hey can I ask on how you improved your grade so much what tips would u give

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    (Original post by Ismail786)
    thank you! & I'm taking a gap year. going to retake some units from biology and psychology to help bump them up to an A whilst doing my UKCAT and tonnes of experience in order to secure my place doing dentistry, hopefully anyway.....
    Cool! Enjoy the gap year and good look with denistry!

    Be sure to keep TSR and other dentistry applicants updated in the dentistry forum and dentistry connect page.
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    Hey can I ask on how you improved your grade so much what tips would u give

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    I'm not the OP, but I've found that honing on which technique you find is most effective for revision and making sure you have the willpower to revise and not go off procrastinating can really help improve your grade. You gotta find the right tool for the job (the way you learn things), and do the job itself (revise and learn things!)
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    Hey can I ask on how you improved your grade so much what tips would u give

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    me personally, for chemistry the first step is properly understanding the content. After that its simple.... practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice aaaaand.. more practice.
    Do every past paper available at least 3 times and you'll be fine!... at least thats what worked with me anyway
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    Back in my A levels I managed to get from a predicted D in biology to an A through many many past papers. Don't ever lower your expectations even if some teachers tell you something you don't want to hear. Old advice that everyone always says, practice is the key. Also try and go through them with friends. The best way to revise is to teach someone else
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    (Original post by Ismail786)
    me personally, for chemistry the first step is properly understanding the content. After that its simple.... practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice aaaaand.. more practice.
    Do every past paper available at least 3 times and you'll be fine!... at least thats what worked with me anyway
    This!

    I did SO many chemistry past papers. It's so important to do them. You get used to question styles, it highlights the areas you need to look in to some more and gives you confidence about the actual exam - less chance of surprises on the day.

    I don't have the actual stats, but anecdotally, based on the number of exam papers I recall my class doing and the grades people got - the more exams people did the better the grade.
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    That's amazing!!! Well done!
    I got an E in Chemistry and a D in Biology but I realllly want to do medicine. I don't know if it would be better for me to retake or continue but work my socks off. Like I'm prepared to because I know this year could've been way better. I got an A in Sociology and a C in English aswell.
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    (Original post by Ismail786)
    me personally, for chemistry the first step is properly understanding the content. After that its simple.... practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice aaaaand.. more practice.
    Do every past paper available at least 3 times and you'll be fine!... at least thats what worked with me anyway
    Absolutely. Keep doing past papers.
 
 
 
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