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    Hi everyone! I started as levels this September and had my mocks in December and I got a D in biology & chemistry and an A* in psychology. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong in bio & chem, I summarise notes, make flash cards, test what I know with questions I made up, cover content I've learnt in the same day, do loads and loads of past papers but for some reason my grades aren't improving. I know the content really well. These techniques worked really well for me at GCSE level. I just feel really de-motivated at the moment, would it be worth me getting a private tutor? It would require me getting a part time job but I'd do it. Also, I know a D grade isn't a fail but if I get these grades again at the end of the academic year I risk getting kicked out of my sixth form. Everyone keeps telling me it's 'normal' to fail your first mocks but there's still people getting A's. Help
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    Hi everyone! I started as levels this September and had my mocks in December and I got a D in biology & chemistry and an A* in psychology. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong in bio & chem, I summarise notes, make flash cards, test what I know with questions I made up, cover content I've learnt in the same day, do loads and loads of past papers but for some reason my grades aren't improving. I know the content really well. These techniques worked really well for me at GCSE level. I just feel really de-motivated at the moment, would it be worth me getting a private tutor? It would require me getting a part time job but I'd do it. Also, I know a D grade isn't a fail but if I get these grades again at the end of the academic year I risk getting kicked out of my sixth form. Everyone keeps telling me it's 'normal' to fail your first mocks but there's still people getting A's. Help
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    Have you been through your paper with your teachers to see exactly where you're going wrong? Exam technique and silly mistakes may be a problem. It's worth getting a private tutor if you're really struggling with the content side. Your revision sounds fine
 
 
 
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