My journey to AAA/ A*AA Watch

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I’ve recently seen these around and decided to create one to help motivate myself for my a levels

Currently aiming for AAA-A*AA

GCSEs: A*A*AAAAAAAAAB

Update 23/08:
AS results so far ^-^

EPQ: A
Maths: A (C1 - 100UMS, C2 - 82UMS, M1 - 98UMS)

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A* Maths
A* Geography
A Chemistry
A Physics
A Biology
A English lit
A English lang
A Music
A German
A Statistics
A RS (short course)
B Art







AS predictions/ aiming for:

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EPQ : A
Maths: C1 A, C2 B, M1 A

Aiming for C1 95+UMS, C2 85+UMS M1 90+ UMS







First year linear mocks:

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Physics: D/U edit - retook and got a B
Chemistry: A







Aiming for:

Maths (edexcel): A*
Physics (AQA): A
Chemistry (edexcel): A
EPQ (edexcel): a

Will update this with details of past papers etc

Past Papers:

Chemistry

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Unit 1:

30/05 (June 2013R) - 54/80 (D)

Unit 2:

30/05 (June 2013R) - 48/80 (D)






Physics

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Unit 1:
01/05 (June 2015) 35/70 (D)

Unit 2:
30/05 (June 2014) - 40/70 (D)
02/05 (June 2015) - 43/70 (B)






Maths

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M1 Jan 2014 - 71/75 (66/75 excluding last overtime question) A
M1 Solomon H - 60/75 (A/B)




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You can't get an A* at as level and to get an A* in maths you only need 90% ums in c3 and 4 and an A at as level. Also yeah physics is definitely harder than maths and chemistry, I feel you there bro.
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You can't get an A* at as level and to get an A* in maths you only need 90% ums in c3 and 4 and an A at as level. Also yeah physics is definitely harder than maths and chemistry, I feel you there bro.
Yeah, I'm just really setting my maths goals as preparation for next year and predicted grades do you do chem and physics? I've been struggling with the new syllabus - trying to get my mind round it at the moment
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Yeah, I'm just really setting my maths goals as preparation for next year and predicted grades do you do chem and physics? I've been struggling with the new syllabus - trying to get my mind round it at the moment
Yeah I'm doing ocr B for chemistry and edexcel for physics.
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Yeah I'm doing ocr B for chemistry and edexcel for physics.
Ohh okay, have you got any exams this year/ doing the new/ old syllabus? If you have good luck with those don't really know much about OCR as a board itself - i'm doing AQA/ Edexcel ^-^
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Ohh okay, have you got any exams this year/ doing the new/ old syllabus? If you have good luck with those don't really know much about OCR as a board itself - i'm doing AQA/ Edexcel ^-^
Yeah my school is doing as-levels still although they don't count towards my a-level still.
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Update 30/05-31/05

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Papers:

M1 Jan 2014 - 71/75 (A)
M1 Solomon H - 60/75 (A? / B)

Physics unit 1 June 13 - 37/70 (D)
Physics unit 2 June 13 - 40/70 (D)

Gradually improving with physics, trying to go up by half a grade each paper

Mechanics - need to practice more Solomon papers - okay with normal questions but need to practice harder ones


Aims for tomorrow:

- Chemistry practical write up homework (for Chemistry practical competence certificate)

- Two physics past papers (unit 1/ unit 2) after revising particle physics

- Learn a couple of chemistry definitions

- Work on my personal statement
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Yeah my school is doing as-levels still although they don't count towards my a-level still.
Ohh okay, I guess it's good for the experience our internal exams were the equivalent- although we have another chance to improve our grades if we need it ^-^
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Nice gl. Lucky you're still in old-spec for maths. Past paper galore so is the easiest A* if you put in the work
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Nice gl. Lucky you're still in old-spec for maths. Past paper galore so is the easiest A* if you put in the work
Thanks! yeah, pretty relieved about that hearing about the new GCSEs - going to try and do as many past papers as possible (especially when I get to c3/4)

Do you study maths?
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Thanks! yeah, pretty relieved about that hearing about the new GCSEs - going to try and do as many past papers as possible (especially when I get to c3/4)

Do you study maths?
Yes. Currently doing A2 maths- C3, C4 and M2.
Did AS and AS further last year - C1,C2,M1 and FP1,S1,S2. Ended up with an A and B overall.
Mechanics is a module I'm still not perfect at though!

I've planned out how many more past papers I need to do before the exams (it's a lot), like below. Good to be organised
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Third column is how many days till exam, the far right is how many more hours I predict I'll need to spend to complete all what I plan/hope to do.
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Yes. Currently doing A2 maths- C3, C4 and M2.
Did AS and AS further last year - C1,C2,M1 and FP1,S1,S2. Ended up with an A and B overall.
Mechanics is a module I'm still not perfect at though!

I've planned out how many more past papers I need to do before the exams (it's a lot), like below. Good to be organised
Sneak peak below

Third column is how many days till exam, the far right is how many more hours I predict I'll need to spend to complete all what I plan/hope to do.
Oh wow - looks like you're very on top of things! How far ahead of the exams did you start doing past papers?

Good luck in those exams, looks like you deserve to do well!
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Yeah I've done my past paper table now for my a2 maths. Well I've done p much all the past paper but using mostly Solomon so I do 1 paper a day 2 weeks before each exam.
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Oh wow - looks like you're very on top of things! How far ahead of the exams did you start doing past papers?

Good luck in those exams, looks like you deserve to do well!
Cheers. First one I did was in January and that was for C3. To be fair I'm actually less on top of things than it may seem. Atleast I know what I need to do, even though there is a lot left Direction is key to have eh
Certainly I do get more confident in my maths ability the more papers I do. Kind of becomes funner too!? haha.

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Yeah I've done my past paper table now for my a2 maths. Well I've done p much all the past paper but using mostly Solomon so I do 1 paper a day 2 weeks before each exam.
Nice that's a good technique. Will keep all of the modules fresh for ya
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Update 01/05-02/05

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Past Papers:

Physics June 2015 unit 1- 35/70 (D)
Physics June 2015 unit 2- 43/70 (B)

Gradually getting there very pleased with the unit 2 grade as it's the highest I've got so far

Figured out I have several sections in both physics and chemistry I need to improve on so I'm going to start focusing on those sections


Aims for 03/05-04/05:

- At least one M1 Solomon paper
- Chem homework (a write up)
- A chemistry past paper
- Watch YouTube video(s) on physics projectiles

Also possibly getting a diagnosis tomorrow (for AD(H)D) so I'm really hoping something will be done to help with that
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Yeah I've done my past paper table now for my a2 maths. Well I've done p much all the past paper but using mostly Solomon so I do 1 paper a day 2 weeks before each exam.
Good luck! When are your exams?

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Cheers. First one I did was in January and that was for C3. To be fair I'm actually less on top of things than it may seem. Atleast I know what I need to do, even though there is a lot left Direction is key to have eh
Certainly I do get more confident in my maths ability the more papers I do. Kind of becomes funner too!? haha.


Nice that's a good technique. Will keep all of the modules fresh for ya
Yeah - c1 was more fun as I got to know it better 😂 Are you aiming for an A or A* at A2?
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Good luck! When are your exams?



Yeah - c1 was more fun as I got to know it better 😂 Are you aiming for an A or A* at A2?
Half way into science and I also have a2 maths in a couple weeks.
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Yeah - c1 was more fun as I got to know it better 😂 Are you aiming for an A or A* at A2?
Dunno, both are on the table and I'd be pleased with an A but an A* would of course be awesome.
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