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    Hi!

    As you can't tell I'll be giving my iGCSEs this year in the May-June session and I'm really stressed so whilst procrastinating I decided to make this forum so we can all discuss our revision tips and help each other out!

    So let's start by giving our subjects predicted grades or any iGCSE or GCSE already given and then below you can give any question or problem or any subject you struggle with.

    So I'll start:

    I study:

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    English language A (2011)
    English literature (2011)
    Mathematics
    Economics
    Geography
    History
    Further pure mathematics

    I'm predicted all A*s and an A in further pure mathematics

    Oh and I've given my Urdu as a second language GCSE last year and got an A*

    But the subjects I'm really worried for are literature because im just terrible at it, and history just because of the sheer amount of work you have to learn for it. Any tips for either of them?

    But I love science and math and I'm great at them so if anyone needs any help in that subject area I'll be happy to assist you!☺️
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    Hi! I've already taken Maths (got a B), English Language and English Literature (got A*'s!!) and atm I'm studying for Biology, Physics and French in the summer I suck at science tho so I'm fully expecting to get a D or smth
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    do u need any help in science
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    (Original post by Waves.123)
    do u need any help in science
    Yh I’m IGcse chemistry and physics pal
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    sure. what do u need help in? first off I would recommend these online revision guides which I've printed. THEY ARE AMAZING. they are called "shawon notes" they are essentially textbooks catered perfectly to edexcels iGCSE chemistry and physics syllabus. LITERALLY THEY ARE LIFESAVERS.
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    short and to the point. and reduces revision times very drastically they are v easy to understand
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    (Original post by Waves.123)
    do u need any help in science
    yeah, do you have any advice for remembering/answering questions on practical experiments? (mainly for biology)
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    so for these "describe an experiment" questions there always 5 key things u need to mention in your answer which can be learnt by the following abbreviation:

    CORMS

    Change/control- first mention what variable you are investigating how u will change it and what range u will change it by. for instance a temperature change from 20 to 60. and then mention any type of control experiment if you can.

    Organism-here you say what organism or living thing ur investigating since it's biology there will always be some organism u can wrute about. try to give details about it for example it should be the same species, mass, size, age, gender etc. all to ensure a fair test takes place

    Reliability/Repeat- this one is pretty straight forward in all of these questions u must write about repeating the experiment to obtain lots of results to compare and analyse for a pattern or calculate an average(mean) and always remember to discard anomalies

    Measurement- here you want to wrote about what ur measuring and how you are measuring it i.e what instrument you are using. also there's usually a second mark for saying that in all experiments the time period after which u take ur readings should be the same obviously for a fair test

    Same- this is also pretty easy usually worth 2 marks here you have to right about all the other control variables that u must keep the same to ensure a fair test and valid experiment since there are usually a lot of variables write as many as you can think of to get those 2 easy marks

    REMEMBER TO WROTE IN FULL SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS
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    I can give u an example model q.

    so if the q was "describe an experiment to investigate the effect of pH on yeast" the following answer would score full.

    In this experiment we are investigating the effect of pH on the growth of yeast so we must change the pH in each experiment from a range of 1 to 12 for example.

    For our organism we are using yeast and to ensure a fair test we must use yeast of the same species the same mass of yeast and the same age of yeast in our experiments

    to imrpove the reliability of our experiment we should repeat it using more yeast and calculate an average of results, discarding anomalies.

    we will take measurements of the volume of carbon dioxide produced when yeast is allowed to respire in different pHs of glucose solution and the gas should be collected in a gas syringe. these results should be taken after 1 hour of letting the yeast respire in each experiment

    to ensure a fair test certain variables must be kept the same in each experiment such as the volume and concentration of the glucose solution, and the temperature of the environment.

    see how I've individually dealt with each letter from CORMS. if u remember this model these q are tly quite easy.

    HOPE THIS HELPS!
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    Hi!

    As you can't tell I'll be giving my iGCSEs this year in the May-June session and I'm really stressed so whilst procrastinating I decided to make this forum so we can all discuss our revision tips and help each other out!

    So let's start by giving our subjects predicted grades or any iGCSE or GCSE already given and then below you can give any question or problem or any subject you struggle with.

    So I'll start:

    I study:

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    English language A (2011)
    English literature (2011)
    Mathematics
    Economics
    Geography
    History
    Further pure mathematics

    I'm predicted all A*s and an A in further pure mathematics

    Oh and I've given my Urdu as a second language GCSE last year and got an A*

    But the subjects I'm really worried for are literature because im just terrible at it, and history just because of the sheer amount of work you have to learn for it. Any tips for either of them?

    But I love science and math and I'm great at them so if anyone needs any help in that subject area I'll be happy to assist you!☺️
    hey, any study tips for science subs specially for physics
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    hey everyone!
    This is a revision website created specifically for Physics Edexcel IGCSE - https://app.senecalearning.com/class...a-17a3472c856c - it's totally free, so worth giving it a go!
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    (Original post by Waves.123)
    I can give u an example model q.

    so if the q was "describe an experiment to investigate the effect of pH on yeast" the following answer would score full.

    In this experiment we are investigating the effect of pH on the growth of yeast so we must change the pH in each experiment from a range of 1 to 12 for example.

    For our organism we are using yeast and to ensure a fair test we must use yeast of the same species the same mass of yeast and the same age of yeast in our experiments

    to imrpove the reliability of our experiment we should repeat it using more yeast and calculate an average of results, discarding anomalies.

    we will take measurements of the volume of carbon dioxide produced when yeast is allowed to respire in different pHs of glucose solution and the gas should be collected in a gas syringe. these results should be taken after 1 hour of letting the yeast respire in each experiment

    to ensure a fair test certain variables must be kept the same in each experiment such as the volume and concentration of the glucose solution, and the temperature of the environment.

    see how I've individually dealt with each letter from CORMS. if u remember this model these q are tly quite easy.

    HOPE THIS HELPS!
    this is rly helpful, thank you!!
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    no problem.
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    yes can message me on insta s1dan_23 im also doing igcse edexcel this year
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    (Original post by LarissaAlves)
    hey everyone!
    This is a revision website created specifically for Physics Edexcel IGCSE - https://app.senecalearning.com/class...a-17a3472c856c - it's totally free, so worth giving it a go!
    rlly useful, thanks
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    (Original post by Waves.123)
    do u need any help in science
    Hi mate im doing both physics and chemistry igcse and i really want A* OR A in both i would like your help with understanding and rememebering topics im more confortable in physics than chem and theirs only a month left. WHAT SHOULD I DO PAL?
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    (Original post by Haaji)
    Hi mate im doing both physics and chemistry igcse and i really want A* OR A in both i would like your help with understanding and rememebering topics im more confortable in physics than chem and theirs only a month left. WHAT SHOULD I DO PAL?
    I'd be happy to help. just tell me which topics
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    Hi, I'm taking my 4 igcses this summer too (the rest next year). Does anyone know any of the predicted questions/texts for Biology (2011), Geography (2011) or English Language A (2016). I'm also really confused as to how the Biology exam is divided up. I know there are two papers, but what is different about the two? Thank you xx
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    (Original post by elizamunday02)
    Hi, I'm taking my 4 igcses this summer too (the rest next year). Does anyone know any of the predicted questions/texts for Biology (2011), Geography (2011) or English Language A (2016). I'm also really confused as to how the Biology exam is divided up. I know there are two papers, but what is different about the two? Thank you xx
    hi.im giving all those exams too except I'm still on the old English language syllabus.

    so first, basically, the biology exam paper 1 is two hours long worth 120 marks and does not test the whole syllabus only the stuff in the specification that is not in bold. paper 2 on the other hand is usually much harder has more thinking questions and assesses the whole syllabus even the bold specifications and it's shorter: one hour only

    u can't rly predict any q for science.

    for geo im rly scared. I hate geo. I'm doing rivers, hazards, economic activity, urbanisation and globalisation as my topics. and my predictions are they are gonna repeat a lot of q from past papers or so my teacher says.
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    any tips for how to revise for physics
 
 
 

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