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    I went over the content and made concise notes by using examsolutions. I finished C1 yesterday and also did my first past paper yesterday and got a D

    I didn't get the questions which asked "prove" something and Im stuggling with sequences/sigma questions :/
    (I get most of the sequences/sigma questions but the one that came up on the test was f*cking HARD!!)

    Should I make the questions which I got wrong into flashcards? So i can learn how to answer the question properly, incase it comes up again?

    Do you have any advice? Thanks in advanced!
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    Just practice.

    Exams hardly change their way of Asking questions so once you get into the rhythm, you will understand the key words they want. What exam board are you doing?
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Just practice.

    Exams hardly change their way of Asking questions so once you get into the rhythm, you will understand the key words they want. What exam board are you doing?
    Im doing edexcel
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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Im doing edexcel
    Aye, Alright lemme try my best to help you with what I can.
    There are 2 ways I would advise you to approach this.

    First approach:
    -Do a Past paper, doesn't have to be under-timed conditions, Just do it.
    -Mark past paper.
    -Look at where you went wrong and Write what topic it falls under.
    Whichever category you went wrong in, Watch the Edexcel Math Videos for C1thoroughly about your weak topic.
    -Answer the summary questions that appear at the end of the Video section.
    Whichever category you got wrong, you need to practice a lot of exam questions. From the list below, click the Topic which the answer you got wrong relates to and Answer from them. (sourced from physics&mathstutors.com)

    For Edexcel, Set 1












    For Edexcel, Set 2


    Once you have done, Smile because you have thoroughly covered the topic. If you make the same mistake again, do the same but possibly questions from a different Exam board.

    Note: You have started slightly early for your revision which is good, but if you're revising in large chunks, you may feel worn out before exam season even starts. Make sure you take sufficient breaks and set realistic time periods.

    The second approach is similar to the first one, however you do the questions first before the exam paper. It's not the best as the exam paper points out your weaker areas.
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Aye, Alright lemme try my best to help you with what I can.
    There are 2 ways I would advise you to approach this.

    First approach:
    -Do a Past paper, doesn't have to be under-timed conditions, Just do it.
    -Mark past paper.
    -Look at where you went wrong and Write what topic it falls under.
    Whichever category you went wrong in, Watch the Edexcel Math Videos for C1thoroughly about your weak topic.
    -Answer the summary questions that appear at the end of the Video section.
    Whichever category you got wrong, you need to practice a lot of exam questions. From the list below, click the Topic which the answer you got wrong relates to and Answer from them. (sourced from physics&mathstutors.com)

    For Edexcel, Set 1












    For Edexcel, Set 2


    Once you have done, Smile because you have thoroughly covered the topic. If you make the same mistake again, do the same but possibly questions from a different Exam board.

    Note: You have started slightly early for your revision which is good, but if you're revising in large chunks, you may feel worn out before exam season even starts. Make sure you take sufficient breaks and set realistic time periods.

    The second approach is similar to the first one, however you do the questions first before the exam paper. It's not the best as the exam paper points out your weaker areas.
    Thanks man! Sorry for not replying sooner!
    I will definitely try this out on Friday!

    I'm sort of craming up s1 + c1 (i finished c1 notes in a day). Im doing the same with S1 now because I have my mock tomorrow :/ I did my c1 mock today. I will do this method today with s1 and try to cover a few of my weakest points.

    Do you have any tips for subjects like chemistry (sooo hard) or biology?
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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Thanks man! Sorry for not replying sooner!
    I will definitely try this out on Friday!

    I'm sort of craming up s1 + c1 (i finished c1 notes in a day). Im doing the same with S1 now because I have my mock tomorrow :/ I did my c1 mock today. I will do this method today with s1 and try to cover a few of my weakest points.

    Do you have any tips for subjects like chemistry (sooo hard) or biology?

    I'll leave some tips tomorrow for both subjects. Leaving them tomorrow as I don't do Biology and I know someone who does, so I shall ask them. Alternatively if anyone comes across this thread prior tomorrow,they can leave some Tips.
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Aye, Alright lemme try my best to help you with what I can.
    There are 2 ways I would advise you to approach this.

    First approach:
    -Do a Past paper, doesn't have to be under-timed conditions, Just do it.
    -Mark past paper.
    -Look at where you went wrong and Write what topic it falls under.
    Whichever category you went wrong in, Watch the Edexcel Math Videos for C1thoroughly about your weak topic.
    -Answer the summary questions that appear at the end of the Video section.
    Whichever category you got wrong, you need to practice a lot of exam questions. From the list below, click the Topic which the answer you got wrong relates to and Answer from them. (sourced from physics&mathstutors.com)

    For Edexcel, Set 1












    For Edexcel, Set 2


    Once you have done, Smile because you have thoroughly covered the topic. If you make the same mistake again, do the same but possibly questions from a different Exam board.

    Note: You have started slightly early for your revision which is good, but if you're revising in large chunks, you may feel worn out before exam season even starts. Make sure you take sufficient breaks and set realistic time periods.

    The second approach is similar to the first one, however you do the questions first before the exam paper. It's not the best as the exam paper points out your weaker areas.
    Are the edexcel questions from past papers?
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Are the edexcel questions from past papers?
    Yes they are
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Yes they are
    As in from ALL the past papers?x
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    Yes they are
    Thanks man! I did my S1 mock today and I revised the way you told me (do a pp, focus on topic questions im strugling with etc...) and I found the paper really, probably cuz the questions where the same just slightly different
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    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Thanks man! I did my S1 mock today and I revised the way you told me (do a pp, focus on topic questions im strugling with etc...) and I found the paper really, probably cuz the questions where the same just slightly different
    I'm about to tear up
    Sooo happy my advice helped you and I wish you the best of luck. :clap2:
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    As in from ALL the past papers?x
    I would say yes.
    Some of the pages are 17 pages long, so Credits to the actual owner of the website. I just brought all the information onto one post
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    (I'm just following this post so I can get advice for biology too aha)
    Am I the only one finding it really difficult? There's so much content!
    And I clearly am not as perserverant as you, because I dropped maths a few weeks back :/ but well done for how you feel about your S1 test!
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    Try and simplify fully on the core maths papers even if it does not specify and show all your working out - you can lose easy marks there
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    Honestly, you might only get your A when you get to the real exam. As long as you practice over time, progress will come.
    When it comes to maths, normally it's just extra logic to answer prove questions
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    I would say yes.
    Some of the pages are 17 pages long, so Credits to the actual owner of the website. I just brought all the information onto one post
    Thank you SO much!x I have my C1 mock in a week!!!
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Thank you SO much!x I have my C1 mock in a week!!!
    I wish you the best of luck
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    I wish you the best of luck
    Thank you!x
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    Chemistry Tips:
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    I am one of probably many students who have not covered the whole Chemistry course, so I shall leave tips on revision tips if you have finished the AS Chem and if you have not.

    Technique for once you have not finished the Course:

    1)Get all your notes together and make a list of what you have done.
    2)Open up the Appropriate Specification and for the List of things you have done read what the Specification point says and Ask yourself whether you can do it or not.

    Edexcel Specification:

    AQA Specification:

    OCR Specification:

    3) As you're reading the specification points related to the topic you have done, You're going to leave either a Red Mark, Blue Mark or Black Mark. (They don't have to be these colours, it can be shapes or anything).
    If you're feeling very comfortable with the topic, Leave a Blue mark.
    If you're feeling Ok with the topic, Leave a Black Mark.
    If you're feeling very Weak with the topic, Leave a Red mark.

    If you're unsure on your status with the topic check the spoiler below.
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    You're unsure on your topic status? Try the questions on the unsure categories and make yourself. Judging from what you get use that to see where you are at.

    1.1 Exercise 1 - atomic symbols
    1.1 Exercise 2 - ram, rmm and mass spectra
    1.1 Exercise 3 - electronic configuration
    1.1 Exercise 4 - ionisation energies
    Answers to 1.1 Exercises

    Topic 2 Exercise 1 - using moles and reacting masses
    Topic 2 Exercise 2 - solutions
    Topic 2 Exercise 3 - ideal gas equation
    Topic 2 Exercise 4 - empirical and molecular formulae
    Topic 2 Exercise 5 - ionic equations
    Topic 2 Exercise 6 - more complex calculations
    Answers to Topic 2 Exercises

    Topic 3 Exercise 1 - dot-cross diagrams
    Topic 3 Exercise 2 - electronegativity
    Topic 3 Exercise 3 - molecular shapes
    Topic 4 Exercise 4 - shapes, polarity and intermolecular forces
    Topic 3 Exercise 5 - structure and bonding summary I
    Topic 3 Exercise 6 - structure and bonding summary II
    Answers to Topic 3 Exercises


    Topic 4 Exercise 1 - energy changes in chemical reactions
    Topic 4 Exercise 2 - bond dissociation energies
    Topic 4 Exercise 3 - measuring enthalpy changes
    Topic 4 Exercise 4 - formation and combustion Reactions
    Topic 4 Exercise 5 - Hess' law
    Answers to Topic 4 Exercises
    Topic 5 Exercise 1 - Rates of Reaction
    Topic 5 Exercise 2 - Equilibrium Constants
    Topic 5 Exercise 3 - Changing the Position of Equilibrium
    Topic 5 Answers to Exercises


    Topic 6 Exercise 1 - Redox Reactions
    Topic 6 Exercise 2 - Group 2 Chemistry
    Topic 6 Exercise 3 - Halogens and Halides
    Topic 6 Exercise 4 - Uses of chlorine and chlorate (I)
    Topic 6 Exercise 5 - Tests for cations and anionsAnswers to Topic 6 Exercises

    Topic 7 Exercise 1 - formulae and structures
    Topic 7 Exercise 2 - nomenclature
    Topic 7 Exercise 3 - isomerism
    Topic 7 Exercise 4 - alkanes and crude oil
    Answers to Topic 7 Exercises

    Topic 8 Exercise 1 - chlorination of alkanes
    Topic 8 Exercise 2 - reactions of alkenes
    Topic 8 Exercise 3 - reactions of haloalkanes
    Topic 8 Exercise 4 - alcohols
    Answers to Topic 8 Exercises

    ​Topic 9 Exercise 1 - analytical techniques (answers)







    4)Starting from the Red mark, to the Blue then to the black (Yes going over what you're comfortable with is essential), Watch a Video; Go over your notes or whatever is best for you here. Use the material to go through the topic. If you're watching videos and you're asked questions, Stop and think about the answer.

    Revision Sources:
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    Videos:
    Allery Chemistry: Great as with everything there are questions and solutions. Explains things well and Clearly. This guy got me an A in my recent assessment.
    E Rintoul: Get's it done. The Videos are a bit lengthy as they go into alot of detail.
    Crash Course: Warning: Videos are very fast. I love these videos as a sort of thing to watch after doing revision. I pause, Jot down points every now and then.
    Jacob: Seems decent. Check him out.

    If you have any other channels that cover AS chemistry/A level chem well just comment them and I shall add them.

    Notes: MAINLY AIMED FOR AQA, IF YOU WANT THE LINK TO THE SITE, CLICK here OR I CAN ADD A SPOILER FOR YOUR EXAM BOARD.
    Loads of Notes on Different topics:
    Atomic Structure

    Amount of Substance

    Bonding


    Energetics


    Chemical Equilibria


    Periodicity


    Group 2 Metals


    Group 7- The Halogens


    Introduction to Organic Chemistry


    Alkanes


    Halogenoalkanes


    Alkenes


    Alcohols


    Organic Analysis


    5)Once you have gone over and have developed a deeper understanding of the topic, Answer half of the questions under the category you have revised. The reason I have said half is because, if you have not understood something, you can go back over the videos and notes and then make corrections before proceeding to finish the questions.
    If you require any specific board linked below then please feel free to ask. They are all located at this site, I'm just bringing all material to one place to make it easier for y'all

    Chemistry Questions AQA:
    Physical Chemistry:
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    AQA and OCR PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY:

    Questions by Topic:


    1.1 Atomic Structure


    1.2 Amount of Substance


    1.3 Bonding


    1.4 Energetics


    1.6 Chemical Equilibria


    1.7 Oxidation, Reduction and Redox Equations


    1.6 Chemical Equilibria



















    Organic Chemistry:
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    Questions by Topic:









    3.1 Introduction to Organic Chemistry









    3.2 Alkanes









    3.3 Halogenoalkanes









    3.4 Alkenes









    3.5 Alcohols









    3.6 Organic Analysis












    Inorganic Chemistry:
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    Questions by Topic:


    2.1 Periodicity


    2.2 Group 2 – The Alkaline Earth Metals


    2.3 Group 7 – The Halogens





    6)Done the Topic? Make a few brief flashcards (limit to 5) and list key points or Questions and Answers. These can be used in future to remind you of the topic. If you made any notes related to the topic, Put the notes and the flashcards all in one sleeve so that revision for the real exams will be easier than ever

    Technique for once you have not finished the Course:
    To save me the pain of typing, It is pretty much the same as the first one, however:
    You first do a past paper and use that to point out your weaker areas.





    Hope this helps anyone!
    If you reach a point where you're genuinely stuck then Please talk to someone about it.

    Wish you all the best in your Mocks!

    Sources: Physics&mathstutors.com and .a-levelchemistry.co.uk/
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    Quoting people who have posted on this thread for Chem tips:

    Nere
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    chloecrazy You'll have to give me time for Biology as I don't do it and I'm relying on others.
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