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    Grow your grades 2017!

    Thought I'd start this since I'm currently panicking, and want to track how I'm doing and motivate myself. I'm in year 12, and will be sitting AS levels in maths and further maths, and mocks in physics and chemistry at the end of this year. I'd like to get AAAA in these exams (with UMS as high as possible in the maths AS exams) to get great predicted grades for next year! I'm hoping to study maths.

    GCSE grades - 7A*, 5A
    AS predicted - AAAA
    Provisional A2 predicted - A*/A, A*/A, A*/A, A (with the A in chemistry)
    Aspirational A2 - A*A*A*A

    Progress so far
    Maths:
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    Autumn term progress grade: A/B
    Spring term progress grade: tbd
    Summer term progress grade: tbd

    C1 test 1: 73% - B - really disappointed with this but forgot about the exam until I walked into the classroom so hoping it's a bit of an anomaly!
    C1 test 2: 88% - A - much happier with this, although still a lot of room for improvement! So many silly mistakes!
    S1 test 1: 96% - A -
    C1 test 3: 100% - A - finally!
    S1 test 2: 07/02/17

    Past paper results -
    13/12/16 C1 Summer 05 - 67/72 - 93% - 93 UMS - A
    11/01/17 C1 January 06 - 71/72 - 99% - 99 UMS - A
    25/01/17 C1 June 06 - 72/72 - 100% - 100 UMS - A



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    Autumn term progress grade: A
    Spring term progress grade: A
    Summer term progress grade: tbd

    M1 test 1: 92% - A - really pleased with this as mechanics isn't my strong suit!
    FP1 test 1: 100% - A -
    D1 test 1: 98% - A
    M1 test 2: 86% - A - know I could have done better - messed up a few diagrams!
    FP1 test 2: 95% - A - that feeling when you accidentally skip a 2 mark question
    D1 test 2: 98% - A
    M1/D1 MOCK: 94% - A




    Physics:
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    Autumn term progress grade: A*/A
    Spring term progress grade: A*/A
    Summer term progress grade: tbd

    Test 1: 30/30 - A - mostly on SUVAT.
    Test 2: 26/30 - A - mostly on using Newton's principles.
    Test 3: 28/30 - A - energy, momentum, etc.
    Test 4: 28/30 - A - materials and springs.
    Test 5: tbd - electricity.




    Chemistry:
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    Autumn term progress grade: A
    Spring term progress grade: A/B
    Summer term progress grade: tbd

    Test 1: 84% - A - calculations. Was quite pleased with this, considering it's chemistry. Lots of marks lost on exam technique.
    Test 2: 73% - B - bonding. Distraught. It has brought my progress grade down! I need to revise a LOT.
    Test 3: 13/02/17



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    Love the layout of your blog!! Excited for more posts, good luck x
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    Good luck! I did identical AS subjects

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    (Original post by lovegoodjpg)
    Love the layout of your blog!! Excited for more posts, good luck x
    Thank you! x

    (Original post by 98matt)
    Good luck! I did identical AS subjects

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    Thank you! What are you doing now?
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    20th January

    Past week
    ♡ The original plan was to make lots of very nice notes, and put links of pictures of them on this thread. I did make the notes, but then my water bottle exploded in my bag, and since I'm not organised to take notes out of my bag every night, they all got ruined.
    ♡ Received C1 test 3 back - 100%! Thrilled.

    Next week
    ♡ Rewrite the two weeks' worth of notes that got destroyed. Not crying, nope. :o::o::o::o::o:
    ♡ Revise for M1/D1 mock: exercises from book for M1, posters/mindmaps on D1 topics.
    ♡ Continue revising for chemistry.

    Important dates
    ♡ Friday 27th January - M1/D1 mock
    ♡ Friday 27th January - Oxford pathways deadline
    ♡ Wednesday 15th March - C1 mock
    ♡ Week of 24th April - Physics paper 1 mock
    ♡ Week of 8th May - Physics paper 2 mock
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    (Original post by memeeee)

    Thank you! What are you doing now?
    In year 13 doing further maths (FP1-3, M2-3, S2-3), physics and welsh baccalaureate!

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    (Original post by 98matt)
    In year 13 doing further maths (FP1-3, M2-3, S2-3), physics and welsh baccalaureate!

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    Good luck! I'm dreading M2 ughhh
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    (Original post by memeeee)
    Good luck! I'm dreading M2 ughhh
    Have you started M2 yet? It was one of my favourite modules and definitely helps with physics - I'm sure you'll enjoy it too

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    (Original post by 98matt)
    Have you started M2 yet? It was one of my favourite modules and definitely helps with physics - I'm sure you'll enjoy it too

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    I haven't - but a lot of my friends have said it's really hard and mechanics is my weakest anyway! Though it's reassuring to hear someone enjoyed it
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    (Original post by memeeee)
    I haven't - but a lot of my friends have said it's really hard and mechanics is my weakest anyway! Though it's reassuring to hear someone enjoyed it
    Lots of the content in M2 comes from differentiation and integration techniques not taught until c3 so I see how itll be more difficult for you in year 12. Hopefully it will end up helping you with your pure maths modules too however!

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    That's such a shame about your notes getting ruined. Hope you don't lose too much time by rewriting them.

    Well done on the test! 100% is incredible!! :hugs:
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    (Original post by 98matt)
    Lots of the content in M2 comes from differentiation and integration techniques not taught until c3 so I see how itll be more difficult for you in year 12. Hopefully it will end up helping you with your pure maths modules too however!

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    Hopefully, yes!

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    That's such a shame about your notes getting ruined. Hope you don't lose too much time by rewriting them.

    Well done on the test! 100% is incredible!! :hugs:
    Thank you! :heart:
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    6th February

    Past two weeks
    ♡ Intended to update this weekly - every Friday - but I've been busy the last 2 Fridays so here's a rather late update!
    ♡ Did the D1/M1 mock, and thought it went pretty well - got 68/72 (94%) which I'm pretty happy with!
    ♡ Had the most horrible physics test ever! Dreading getting it back. Definitely going to put some work into the electricity module over half term.
    ♡ Sent off my application for the Oxford pathways taster day. Not too optimistic, as my GCSEs could be better and I'm from a pretty nice area, but I'm still hopeful! Should hear back within next 2 weeks.
    ♡ I made some really nice revision materials for that D1/M1 mock that I might upload to here/my studyblr soon!

    Next week
    ♡ Revise for stats test tomorrow.
    ♡ Revise for chemistry test on Monday - practice questions, etc! Really want to do well in this test as it's a chance to redeem myself from last time.
    ♡ Random exercises about electricity from the physics textbook.

    Important dates
    ♡ Tuesday 7th February - S1 test 2.
    ♡ Monday 13th February - chemistry test 3.
    ♡ Wednesday 15th March - C1 mock
    ♡ Week of 24th April - Physics paper 1 mock
    ♡ Week of 8th May - Physics paper 2 mock
 
 
 
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