How can I get an A* in A Level Chemistry?

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I’ve just started Year 12 and I’m planning on studying medicine in a couple of years. Obviously to do this I need extremely good A Level grades.

How can I get an A* in Chemistry? How many hours a week (not including class time) should I be studying? What are some good revision resources? (My exam board is AQA if that makes a difference). Any advice will be appreciated.
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you don't.
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CGP
Youtube channel - erintoul
https://chemrevise.org/
Past papers + examiner reports
Edexcel IAL unit 3 and 6 papers fro practical questions (can be found on physics and maths tutor)
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Tipex and a lot of balls.
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doing every past paper to death and crying

(source: got an A* in chemistry)

Also chemguide, chemguide is life.
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work non-stop.
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I'm currently in year 13 and got an A in AS level (I also did AQA)

Best resources:
- NOT CGP (believe it or not, it is not good for a level)
- Chemguide (great for explaining stuff)
- Chemguide (brilliant, concise, exam-specific revision notes per topic)
- Past papers (practice the old ones too!)
- www.a-levelchemistry.co.uk (longer revision notes, huge amount of exam-style questions)
- Buy this book: 'Calculations in AS/A level Chemistry - Jim Clark'. It is a MUST have if you intend to do extremely well in the calculations found in the specification. It currently has an average of 5 star rating over 193 reviews, and you can buy a second hand one for under £15.
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sell your soul to Beelzebub himself
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Just have a bit of a try y'know.
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Past papers help a lot! Use them to identify your weaknesses and work on them until you improve. I recommend after finishing every topic, you have a look over it all again so you stay on top of everything.

and spend some time in your next summer holidays revising the AS level content so you know it back to front, and you can do great on past papers. It will make things so much easier going into Year 13 and when you come to revise for the real thing.
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