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    i want to retake c3, c4 and chem unit 4. however I don't know where to start from, I threw my revision notes away because I didn't know I would do badly. I have no books and no resources honestly, I'm really stuck. Has anyone been in this situation before, and do you have any advice for me?
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    Hi there I retook two modules of my A-levels on my gap year as I had not achieved my desired grades due to family circumstances, and wanted to attend a top university. I also did not go back to college, and had no revision notes as I had struggled to revise in the first place, so I understand your predicament,

    My first advice would be to get something to study from. This could be via your local library, or a second-hand book shop if money is an issue so you can't purchase them yourself. You should still have your school's book list or advised textbook, and this is what I'd recommend getting as it will be the closest thing to being back in class. However you get it, try and make sure you will have regular access to it and actually use it. Things like revision guides might be useful closer to exam season, but are unlikely to give you enough depth for the whole year.

    Secondly, I would maybe speak to your school and see if you can get hold of the curriculum structure somehow, or if they're willing to give you a break down of it. Having a clear list of everything that you need to learn and be able to do would be a huge help, and ensure you don't miss out any key topics. If you can't do this, I would strongly recommend trying to sign up to a Distance Learning course or similar, which will give you masses of online resources to help you and may even avoid the need for a book. The danger of just studying alone is that you miss out core areas of the syllabus, meaning you will perform poorly in the exam.

    Thirdly, I would say make sure you're committed to doing it. Studying from home sounds like a breeze, but is actually so difficult to discipline yourself into doing. Ensure you have enough time to cover all topics by around Feb/March, and from then on focus on revision and past papers.

    I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!
 
 
 
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