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    So, I'm doing:

    Chemistry
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    Biology
    Computer Science

    I know people have said that one Science alone is hard, any advice or tips for me?

    Thanks
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    Past papers, past papers, past papers and more past papers. There's only a limited syllabus and questions are repeated year on year.

    This is such cliched advice, but if you do a little bit of work throughout the year, making sure that you understand all the content as it's taught, then you'll have a much easier time when it comes to revision.

    For physics, very quickly get to grips with the prefixes (kilo, mega, giga, milli, micro, nano, etc). It will save you so many silly mistakes.

    In chemistry, there are some things you'll just have to rote learn, such as reaction conditions. Flash cards (question/reaction on one side, answer on the other) are a good way of memorising these.

    For biology I would recommend reading a bit further into some of the topics studied. Biology will have more 'essay-like' questions than the other sciences you've chosen, and it can help to at least have read a tiny amount into things.

    Hope some of this gives you a starting point. Best of luck with your A levels
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    I can only speak for Computer Science (formerly Computing) - start your coursework 3 years ago, and aim to finish it shortly before your 75th birthday.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Past papers, past papers, past papers and more past papers. There's only a limited syllabus and questions are repeated year on year.

    This is such cliched advice, but if you do a little bit of work throughout the year, making sure that you understand all the content as it's taught, then you'll have a much easier time when it comes to revision.

    For physics, very quickly get to grips with the prefixes (kilo, mega, giga, milli, micro, nano, etc). It will save you so many silly mistakes.

    In chemistry, there are some things you'll just have to rote learn, such as reaction conditions. Flash cards (question/reaction on one side, answer on the other) are a good way of memorising these.

    For biology I would recommend reading a bit further into some of the topics studied. Biology will have more 'essay-like' questions than the other sciences you've chosen, and it can help to at least have read a tiny amount into things.

    Hope some of this gives you a starting point. Best of luck with your A levels
    Thank you! That gives me a great starting point.

    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I can only speak for Computer Science (formerly Computing) - start your coursework 3 years ago, and aim to finish it shortly before your 75th birthday.
    Hahah, Computer Science is the only one I'll be actually prepared for, I'm quite good with Java/C#/Python etc. So, the projects will actually be a break :P
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    (Original post by CyberJake)
    Hahah, Computer Science is the only one I'll be actually prepared for, I'm quite good with Java/C#/Python etc. So, the projects will actually be a break :P
    You'd think that the experience would be beneficial, but honestly it's just so tedious and lame trying to meet the expectations of both the exam board and your centre. It's hell.
 
 
 
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