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    Hey guys,
    I'm currently in Yr.11 and will be doing my GCSE's very soon. Although I'm really worried about how GCSE's are going to turn out. I'm also worried about the leap towards A levels , especially since I want to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths. I have heard countless times the struggles of A levels particularly Chemistry which everyone says is extremely difficult. In my school it is OCR for chem, Edexcel for bio and maths. So can someone please tell me any good tips to ace my A levels? also anything about the course layout the hardest topics and also extra workbooks to practice on will be very helpful ( for all subjects).
    another question does the teachers in your school make a big contribution towards A levels like in terms of their teaching or how they like you etc...
    I'm also thinking of preparing for Biology A levels during summer but I do not know where to start so can someone tell me what I should start looking at from the Edexcel AS/A level Biology B?
    sorry if there are too many questions. but thanks to everyone.
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    Don't worry about your a levels just yet, focus on getting good GCSE results and having a nice summer before the hard work starts. Yes it's true that A levels are a step up from GCSE, but if you love education, your subjects and are a dedicated students you'll cope. I know a lot of people who take Biology, Chem and Maths. I wouldn't say that many of them consider Chem to be the hardest. Biology seems to be the main area of contention among my friends. You'll be fine though, trust me. There's no point worrying about something that hasn't started yet. You're probably best doing maths over summer, and maybe looking at the bio and chem spec a bit. But honestly, it won't put you much higher above everyone else. Everyone starts off the same, you should enjoy that summer because it's the last calm one you're going to have.
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    Hi , thanks for the advice. I know, I tend to get panicked about A levels very easily as I want to do well in them. I was thinking of doing NCS during the summer , have you done NCS, if so how was your experience and how long did it take?
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    (Original post by theamazingstar24)
    Hi , thanks for the advice. I know, I tend to get panicked about A levels very easily as I want to do well in them. I was thinking of doing NCS during the summer , have you done NCS, if so how was your experience and how long did it take?
    I did NCS and it was amazing and i definitely recommend it, you make lots of friends, learn new skills and you have good teamwork examples for uni
    it takes 3 weeks altogether

    Im currently yr 13 and i do Chem bio and maths and i dropped Critical thinking and dt at as

    if you have any questions feel free to ask me
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    (Original post by theamazingstar24)
    Hi , thanks for the advice. I know, I tend to get panicked about A levels very easily as I want to do well in them. I was thinking of doing NCS during the summer , have you done NCS, if so how was your experience and how long did it take?
    You can do well in them without piling on the workload before you even start! Don't worry, have some fun. I didn't do any pre learning, I'm doing just fine. NCS is a really good option. I know loads of people who did it and loved it. They made lots of friends and basically just had a good time.
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    (Original post by CrystalSalvatore)
    I did NCS and it was amazing and i definitely recommend it, you make lots of friends, learn new skills and you have good teamwork examples for uni
    it takes 3 weeks altogether

    Im currently yr 13 and i do Chem bio and maths and i dropped Critical thinking and dt at as

    if you have any questions feel free to ask me
    hey, first of all how do you go about it , i mean how much does it cost, its application, and also the things you need for it?
    I have heard sixth formers from my school talk about how good NCS is . did u go with a friend ?
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    (Original post by rosie.mn)
    You can do well in them without piling on the workload before you even start! Don't worry, have some fun. I didn't do any pre learning, I'm doing just fine. NCS is a really good option. I know loads of people who did it and loved it. They made lots of friends and basically just had a good time.
    haha thank you
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    (Original post by theamazingstar24)
    hey, first of all how do you go about it , i mean how much does it cost, its application, and also the things you need for it?
    I have heard sixth formers from my school talk about how good NCS is . did u go with a friend ?
    i think at most it costs £50, but if you apply early its about £35, this includes the residential two weeks food and bed etc
    you don't need anything special for it just bring yourself and be open to new experiences
    i did go with a friend only because I am extremely shy and i don't really like talking to people, but i actually wasnt in the same group as her, which didn't matter because i made lots of friends in my own group.
    If you apply with other people there is no guarantee you will be together. 5 of us applied at the same time with the same preferences but didn't end up together
    i think it depends on where you live
 
 
 
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