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    (Original post by ReadilySalted)
    My predicted grade in maths is 7 and my predicted grade in physics is a 6. I really want to get a 7 in physics! I can do all the maths part and whizz through it but I can't do the actual theory part of the physics, same goes with biology, there is tooooo much info and tooo many key words, I can't keep up!! I really want to do biology at a-level, but the specification for the new biology 9-1 is HUGE! Is their a correlation between your maths and biology/physics skills??
    The weird thing is I am sh*t at maths but in physics I burn through including the maths part.
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    The weird thing is I am sh*t at maths but in physics I burn through including the maths part.
    I find that really strange?! Do you find it strange that I can do the maths but not the physics??
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    When you mean exam-spec definition, do you mean when in the question they use terminology like; "explain, justify, evaluate"? Or the key word the specification provide for us?
    The answers to those 1-markers. For example (I did the old A*-G spec so don't learn this!), if you're asked why small covalent compounds have low boiling points, you have to mention the phrase "weak intermolecular forces" if you want the marks.

    Learning those key question words are also helpful. For example, "explain" means you have to say why, but "describe" means you say what you see or what happens without an in-depth explanation.
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    The answers to those 1-markers. For example (I did the old A*-G spec so don't learn this!), if you're asked why small covalent compounds have low boiling points, you have to mention the phrase "weak intermolecular forces" if you want the marks.

    Learning those key question words are also helpful. For example, "explain" means you have to say why, but "describe" means you say what you see or what happens without an in-depth explanation.
    Ok, I will try to use your advice. It does seem like it must be better to use those types of key words, thank you!)
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    To be very good at physics you have to be very good at maths. To be very good at maths you can be awful at physics. Also the latter is unlikely as when you reach a very high level of mathematical ability you will be doing many concepts that overlap into physics.
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    I find that really strange?! Do you find it strange that I can do the maths but not the physics??
    No, not really I think If you really are struggling with the theory it takes hard work and perseverance to learn. It depends on whether you revise or not but I am no expert.
 
 
 
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