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❤Hello and Welcome❤

So I have tried last year to create a blog during my gcse journey but it didnt work out too well and I found it hard to regularly post. However this year I'm hopefully going to be commited.

I am currently studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths A level and as my username suggests I would LOVE to become a doctor.

I also very intrigued and fascinated by the heart and hence I would like to specialise in Cardiology in the future.

Unfortunately not everything comes round easily and so I am very determined and work really hard to achieve this target.



GCSE Grades:
Maths (Edexcel) - 8
English Language (Eduqas) -7
English Literature (Eduqas) -8
Core Science (Edexcel) -A
Additional Science (Edexcel) - A
Further Additional Science (Edexcel) - A*
Arabic (Edexcel) - A*
French (Edexcel) - A
Geography (AQA)- A
Philosophy and Ethics (OCR) - A

(I did arabic in yr 9 and core science in yr 10). To add to that I would also like to say that I worked really hard for these grades and I exceeded my predicted grades which were low due to having come to England late I did not do well in sats. I am content with these grades although they are not very competitive for medicine.

AS level (completed in yr 11):
Arabic (Edexcel) - B

AS level Aims:
Biology (AQA) - A
Chemistry (AQA) - A
Maths (AQA) - A

Non- Academic Aims:
-Get a long term volunteering placement at hospital and care home
- Take part in extra Curricular activities
- Have at least 2 weeks worth of hospital work experience
- Perhaps get a part-time job
- Have roles of responsibility within School
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Reflection on half term holiday:
I got some good rest bjt was not as productive as I wished. I tried to cram some rivision at the last 3 days
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Today I got back my biology topic test which i did last half term and i got 18/29 (biological molecules) which tbh I'm nkt very pleased with but at the same time I thought I would have done worse.
My teacher added this to another topic test we did on cells which i got 23/36 and together it averaged out. as B using his grade boundaries
I also have more tests coming up:
Chem-atomic structure 8th nov
Chem-amount of substance 16th nov
Maths-pure 1 8th nov
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(Original post by PursuingMedicine)
Today I got back my biology topic test which i did last half term and i got 18/29 (biological molecules) which tbh I'm nkt very pleased with but at the same time I thought I would have done worse.
My teacher added this to another topic test we did on cells which i got 23/36 and together it averaged out. as B using his grade boundaries
I also have more tests coming up:
Chem-atomic structure 8th nov
Chem-amount of substance 16th nov
Maths-pure 1 8th nov
Good luck with your tests mate and nice GYG thread.
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To Do List:
- Make flash card notes on TOF mass spectrometry, ionisation energy, amount of substance
- Attempt exam-style questions on the above chem topics including aromic structure and electron configuration
- Attempt pure maths questions
- Start making biology notes ( I wish I started to make notes for this earlier as now ihave a lot of notes to make. So a tip i would give you is to start revising/making notes for what your learning right at tge start of the year! Trust me it will keep you v. organised)

Also for maths i find that for maths ive found it really help to prepare for the topic ahead and read around it so u have some understanding to build on. This helped me because a lot of the times i would be astruggling in the class, whereas when i have read upon a topic i am able to further my knowledge in class
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(Original post by PursuingMedicine)
To Do List:
- Make flash card notes on TOF mass spectrometry, ionisation energy, amount of substance
- Attempt exam-style questions on the above chem topics including aromic structure and electron configuration
- Attempt pure maths questions
- Start making biology notes ( I wish I started to make notes for this earlier as now ihave a lot of notes to make. So a tip i would give you is to start revising/making notes for what your learning right at tge start of the year! Trust me it will keep you v. organised)

Also for maths i find that for maths ive found it really help to prepare for the topic ahead and read around it so u have some understanding to build on. This helped me because a lot of the times i would be astruggling in the class, whereas when i have read upon a topic i am able to further my knowledge in class
Do you find A level chemistry difficult? I'm doing OCR and i'm struggling.
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Do you find A level chemistry difficult? I'm doing OCR and i'm struggling.
I do AQA so im not sure how different OCR is but I find chemistry challenging at times,but i find the easiest to keep on top of (lets hope it stays that way!). To add to that I feel like i need to do some pratose questions ro find my weaknesses and try and improve foe my upcoming test
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I do AQA so im not sure how different OCR is but I find chemistry challenging at times,but i find the easiest to keep on top of (lets hope it stays that way!). To add to that I feel like i need to do some pratose questions ro find my weaknesses and try and improve foe my upcoming test
Isn't it too early to do past paper questions?
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Isn't it too early to do past paper questions?
You could say so but I have to be able to apply my knowledge to the topics ive learnt and i havent done much practise for that and I need to get used to the test format. It doesnt have to be past papers it can be any lractise questions to make sure yoh fully understand
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I had my atomic structure test today and I think it wasnt too bad and I still have my Amount of substance test coming up. Hopefully I do get above 70% as I feel for maths I did not do well in the test and have not been doing greatly in tests so far.
To Do:
- Make notes on Biological Molecules
- Make notes on Cells
- Attempt practise papers on Amount of substance
- Complete bio homework
- Revise for chem required practical
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hey! good luck with your a levels x
what unis are you looking to apply to?
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hey! good luck with your a levels x
what unis are you looking to apply to?
Hey there! Thank you
and this is not for difinite but these are the ones ive looked into
- Birmingham
-Nottingham
- Keele
- Sheffield
- St George's
Just out of interest what do you do and where and what do you want to study at Uni?
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I do a level chemistry ocr spec it’s interesting 😂👍
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(Original post by miciankleboots)
I do a level chemistry ocr spec it’s interesting 😂👍
I find it hard
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I find it hard
Don't worry just watch videos on yt if you don't get something- E Rintoul is superb. Then make your notes ans attempt questions to get used to the style. Hopefully you'll be fine 😊
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Don't worry just watch videos on yt if you don't get something- E Rintoul is superb. Then make your notes ans attempt questions to get used to the style. Hopefully you'll be fine 😊

She does AQA chem and I do OCR. I have no clue where to get specific past paper questions from
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She does AQA chem and I do OCR. I have no clue where to get specific past paper questions from
I'm pretty sure physicsandmathstutor has exam board specific papers.
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I'm pretty sure physicsandmathstutor has exam board specific papers.
They're past papers but I want questions like on a specific topic
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They're past papers but I want questions like on a specific topic
http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...cr-a/module-2/
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Cheers
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