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I just wanted to see how many of you are as crazy as I am!

I really want to do amazing for A-Levels, so I decided to study over Summer for the subjects which I would love to do! English, Psychology, Mathematics, and (Depending on the grade) Further Mathematics!

I am so excited for GCSE Results Day ! I am not expecting every subject to be A* quality, though. I have been reading Othello, Virginia Woolf, A Streetcar Named Desire, annotating and quite soon making notes! I ordered a Psychology Textbook and wrote notes on the first Chapter (it's so time-consuming though). For Math, as I will be doing the NEW specification for OCR I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to study as much...that was until I found a playlist on youtube which I am willing to share to y'all!

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share the maths playlist please
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Hi, well I just finished year 10 so another year for me yet! However I've begun looking at A level bits and pieces of subjects I'd like to do (Biology, Maths, Geography, Psychology). I've been looking at monosaccharides and polysaccharides, enzymes, gaseous exchange, and some bioenergetics for Biology. The C1 module, and integration/differentiation (C3??), Pythagorean identities, mechanics ( SUVAT equations/vectors), decision maths (prims algorithm) and S1 for maths. Plate tectonic theory, biodiversity, UK physical landscapes, urban opportunities and challenges etc for geography. Not really looked at psychology but know it's about attachment, phobias, mental health, applications, classification etc. Obviously I'm more focused on GCSE studies but I'm really excited for when I do start 6th form
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Hi, well I just finished year 10 so another year for me yet! However I've begun looking at A level bits and pieces of subjects I'd like to do (Biology, Maths, Geography, Psychology). I've been looking at monosaccharides and polysaccharides, enzymes, gaseous exchange, and some bioenergetics for Biology. The C1 module, and integration/differentiation (C3??), Pythagorean identities, mechanics ( SUVAT equations/vectors), decision maths (prims algorithm) and S1 for maths. Plate tectonic theory, biodiversity, UK physical landscapes, urban opportunities and challenges etc for geography. Not really looked at psychology but know it's about attachment, phobias, mental health, applications, classification etc. Obviously I'm more focused on GCSE studies but I'm really excited for when I do start 6th form
Im in a similar position as you, however i sure as hell havent stared as many subjects as you for a level haha. i am getting close to fully understanding c3 and 4 in maths, and having only started looking at as physics a few weeks ago, i think i am doing quite well in it. Unlike you however im not excited to join sixth form but really just trying to get through it as fast as possible so i can start at a university. Also by the way differentiation and integration is on all the pure modules, it gets progressively more difficult as you go along (c4 integration is a nightmare)
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Im in a similar position as you, however i sure as hell havent stared as many subjects as you for a level haha. i am getting close to fully understanding c3 and 4 in maths, and having only started looking at as physics a few weeks ago, i think i am doing quite well in it. Unlike you however im not excited to join sixth form but really just trying to get through it as fast as possible so i can start at a university. Also by the way differentiation and integration is on all the pure modules, it gets progressively more difficult as you go along (c4 integration is a nightmare)
Hi I think C1-C3 is alright if you practise loads actually. Haven't looked at C4 yet though... Thanks for clarifying, I couldn't remember where I'd looked at it. You like physics??? It's my least favourite subject haha. What uni do you want to go to? What would you study?
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Hi I think C1-C3 is alright if you practise loads actually. Haven't looked at C4 yet though... Thanks for clarifying, I couldn't remember where I'd looked at it. You like physics??? It's my least favourite subject haha. What uni do you want to go to? What would you study?
Pretty much all of maths(and further maths) is understandable through hard work and just practising past papers honestly. Im hoping it will get me through year 1 and 2 anyways.Right now in terms of unis id like to go somewhere in london, because along with the prestigious school there are over there, i have relatives there so i could live with them for the duration of my degree. In terms of what degree id like to do, its really to early to say, but im looking at physics, maybe theoretical because i love maths also, but any physics degree would keep me interested i think haha. What about you?
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Pretty much all of maths(and further maths) is understandable through hard work and just practising past papers honestly. Im hoping it will get me through year 1 and 2 anyways.Right now in terms of unis id like to go somewhere in london, because along with the prestigious school there are over there, i have relatives there so i could live with them for the duration of my degree. In terms of what degree id like to do, its really to early to say, but im looking at physics, maybe theoretical because i love maths also, but any physics degree would keep me interested i think haha. What about you?
That sounds great I wish I liked physics - I'm good at it but I just don't enjoy it. If I didn't do psychology I might do FM because I do love maths. For unis I'm also thinking somewhere prestigious, so London or at least one of the Russell Group Unis. I'm interested in Maths, Biology, Geography or maybe pediatric nursing, but still pretty undecided So have you just finished year 11 then?
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share the maths playlist please
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...dajHx_hq85P0G-

Here you go!
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Im in a similar position as you, however i sure as hell havent stared as many subjects as you for a level haha. i am getting close to fully understanding c3 and 4 in maths, and having only started looking at as physics a few weeks ago, i think i am doing quite well in it. Unlike you however im not excited to join sixth form but really just trying to get through it as fast as possible so i can start at a university. Also by the way differentiation and integration is on all the pure modules, it gets progressively more difficult as you go along (c4 integration is a nightmare)
Integration doesn't appear in C3, but differentiation does appear in all modules, although in C3/C4, it becomes more applied whereas, in C1/C2, they might just ask you to differentiate/integrate a function by itself. And although it might look daunting now, the integration in C4 is actually not too difficult but, oftentimes, rather trivial.

Since you're in year 10, I wouldn't recommend looking too much into your A level subjects beyond getting a feel for which ones you like. Your GCSEs are far more important right now, and you'll be looking at C3/C4 in year 13. I'm sure you'll have forgotten most of what you've learnt now by then!
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Just thought I'd say that I did what you guys are doing for 2 of my subjects at AS and it made them so incredibly boring, maths especially. It's a bit rubbish when you have to sit through a class where you already know how to do everything, so I'd just advise you to not do too much. Sure, skim over things so you know roughly what the teacher will be talking about, but don't go too in detail. Enjoy your summer, and make sure you're familiar with the gcse content for your a level subjects after results day. That's all the teachers expect of you.
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I just wanted to see how many of you are as crazy as I am!

I really want to do amazing for A-Levels, so I decided to study over Summer for the subjects which I would love to do! English, Psychology, Mathematics, and (Depending on the grade) Further Mathematics!

I am so excited for GCSE Results Day ! I am not expecting every subject to be A* quality, though. I have been reading Othello, Virginia Woolf, A Streetcar Named Desire, annotating and quite soon making notes! I ordered a Psychology Textbook and wrote notes on the first Chapter (it's so time-consuming though). For Math, as I will be doing the NEW specification for OCR I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to study as much...that was until I found a playlist on youtube which I am willing to share to y'all!

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I'm doing maths, further maths, biology and chemistry. At the moment, I've done C1 and C2 and I'm hoping to look over the stuff and do some practice papers. Planning on getting S1 and M1 done too...I swear I'm obsessed 😂

Not done anything on biology or chemistry
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