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Anyone here did the A levels and got A* in chemistry and biology ?
+ applied to medical school ?
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I've got A* in A level chemistry and biology but have not applied for medicine. I dunno if i can help with whatever.
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I've got A* in A level chemistry and biology but have not applied for medicine. I dunno if i can help with whatever.
People that do medicine don't even care it's for the money 💰
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People that do medicine don't even care it's for the money 💰
You're probably right, but I'm sure some people do it cos they think they might enjoy it.
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People that do medicine don't even care it's for the money 💰
Yeah, because slaving away doing years and years of training in an underfunded, demoralised NHS is the quickest way to make money.

If they really wanted to make money, they would have gone into Investment Banking by now.
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I've got A* in A level chemistry and biology but have not applied for medicine. I dunno if i can help with whatever.
What was your exam board ?
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Yeah, because slaving away doing years and years of training in an underfunded, demoralised NHS is the quickest way to make money.

If they really wanted to make money, they would have gone into Investment Banking by now.
I've been looking into IB and that really isn't the highest paying out there. Like 40-60k
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What was your exam board ?
OCR A for both
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I've been looking into IB and that really isn't the highest paying out there. Like 40-60k
Yeah, as a starting salary maybe.

A medic's starting salary is awful for the amount of work they do.
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OCR A for both
Can you recommend good textbooks and revision guides for OCR biology A and Chemistry A ?

I will start the AS level this year ,any advices on how to get A* ?

Thanks
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Yeah, as a starting salary maybe.

A medic's starting salary is awful for the amount of work they do.
Yeah I guess so. There are usually many non monetary incentives in business like company phone and car with free fuel and that
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Can you recommend good textbooks and revision guides for OCR biology A and Chemistry A ?

I will start the AS level this year ,any advices on how to get A* ?

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I used the following 2 textbooks that my college made us buy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Biolo.../dp/0198351925
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Chemi.../dp/0198351976
I also bought this biology revision guide:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Level-B...el+ocr+biology
I didn't get one for chemistry.
For biology, I made a complete set of flashcards using the specification and made sure they were concise so I could flick through them quickly the day before the exams. I also used a lot of the old OCR specification papers as practice and I only used the few practice papers written for new spec literally only a couple of days before the exams. Learn the content for bio before practicing.
For Chemistry, I only went through the spec a couple times to go over the content and I made a sort of 'map' with all of the organic reactions you have to know linking the different functional groups. But the main thing for chemistry was practice. I did more old spec past papers for chemistry than I did for biology. Once again, I only used the new spec stuff close to the exams.
Hope this helps
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I used the following 2 textbooks that my college made us buy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Biolo.../dp/0198351925
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Chemi.../dp/0198351976
I also bought this biology revision guide:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Level-B...el+ocr+biology
I didn't get one for chemistry.
For biology, I made a complete set of flashcards using the specification and made sure they were concise so I could flick through them quickly the day before the exams. I also used a lot of the old OCR specification papers as practice and I only used the few practice papers written for new spec literally only a couple of days before the exams. Learn the content for bio before practicing.
For Chemistry, I only went through the spec a couple times to go over the content and I made a sort of 'map' with all of the organic reactions you have to know linking the different functional groups. But the main thing for chemistry was practice. I did more old spec past papers for chemistry than I did for biology. Once again, I only used the new spec stuff close to the exams.
Hope this helps
Thank you so much 😄
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I used the following 2 textbooks that my college made us buy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Biolo.../dp/0198351925
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Chemi.../dp/0198351976
I also bought this biology revision guide:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Level-B...el+ocr+biology
I didn't get one for chemistry.
For biology, I made a complete set of flashcards using the specification and made sure they were concise so I could flick through them quickly the day before the exams. I also used a lot of the old OCR specification papers as practice and I only used the few practice papers written for new spec literally only a couple of days before the exams. Learn the content for bio before practicing.
For Chemistry, I only went through the spec a couple times to go over the content and I made a sort of 'map' with all of the organic reactions you have to know linking the different functional groups. But the main thing for chemistry was practice. I did more old spec past papers for chemistry than I did for biology. Once again, I only used the new spec stuff close to the exams.
Hope this helps
When and how much revision did you do? Thanks
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