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    Okay so people (incl me) are getting like 30% ish in their exams and it's seriously freaking me out.
    I wanna do medicine so need an A- but I don't know how I'll achieve this. I got an A in GCSE (God knows how).
    Is anyone else in the same situation???
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    (Original post by Zxr_)
    Okay so people (incl me) are getting like 30% ish in their exams and it's seriously freaking me out.
    I wanna do medicine so need an A- but I don't know how I'll achieve this. I got an A in GCSE (God knows how).
    Is anyone else in the same situation???
    Are you in year 12 or 13?
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    (Original post by yusyus)
    Are you in year 12 or 13?
    Oh sorry I should've said- Year 12
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    (Original post by Zxr_)
    Oh sorry I should've said- Year 12
    Well, At the start of my a levels I was doing pretty badly but you can improve a lot if you put the work in.

    I would highly recommend chemisrevise for notes- I started reading them on the bus/in my free periods and improved greatly
    It should also help a lot if you read ahead a little with these notes.

    Also make sure you get on top of your calculations (Hess's cycles and precentage purities)
    from there it should be fine and you should improve
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    How are you structuring your revision?

    Here is what I would do if a teacher told me there is a test:
    - Look at specification to see what I need to know
    - Reread classwork
    - Go to chemrevise to find concise revision notes and try memorise the facts
    - Go to a-levelchemistry.co.uk to practice questions (for about 1.5 to 2 hours)

    I've pretty much got above 80% in every assessment I've done so far. When I was in year 12 I was on a C grade and now am on track to getting A*. Good luck!
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    Highly recommend; Chemistry ^3: Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
    - Burrows,Holman, Parsons, Pilling and Price: Oxford University Press

    3rd (current) edition Jan.'17, 1432 pgs, £41 new from Amazon. LINK

    Still new, 1st ed. 2009, 1395 pgs, from £24. Amazon also. Still refer to this three years into Pharmacy degree. Excellent, highly colorfully, illustrated, easy to grasp, A level / 1st year degree, Chemistry textbook. My goto when need reminding, or refresher before diving deeper into a particular concept.
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    Dr boes note and jim clark book life saver got me an a*
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    dont blame u chemicals can explode
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    same position here. got a at gcse (somehoow) currently working at B but need that A!
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    Thanks for the guidance everyone!
 
 
 
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