I need help from People who got an A or above in GCSE chemistry.Watch
My plan is to complete the course work, make notes while doing so. Then translate said notes into flashcards. I want to know, whether this plan is good if I wish to get an A? (the equivalent due to the 9-1 system). and side question. Would it be possible to get an A without doing experiments from the coursework? Tbh these questions are aimed for people who've done IGCSE chemistry and have got an A or above but no one answered my previous threads so I shall settle for this. Aprreciate all the help i get.
I’ll give advice based on the WJEC specification, but all exam boards in England and Wales examine in the same way. While you shouldn’t worry about the experiments, they should be done well to get an A. You can get quite easy marks from knowing basic scientific methods. Flashcards can be useful, but I find that writing up notes and doing past papers are the most effective forms of revision. Chemistry is very much centred around the application of knowledge, as well as the knowledge itself. You need to work and work until you understand everything, not just KNOW it.
Which exam board is it? I got an A* in igcse edexcel chemistry 2 years ago, and am currently finishing exams in A level chemistry, with a predicted grade of A* if you need any help. The best advice I can give is making sure you understand all the topics thoroughly, and then make short summary cards on the topics you’re struggling with, with the essential facts you need to know. There’s no point in just copying out your notes onto flash cards, just summarise them - it’s faster and means you’re processing the information. You’ll find it will just stick in your head!
dude it seems I am in luck. I am currently on edexcel for Igcse chemistry. How do I summarise my notes? and would I be able to get away with not doing the experiments if I wanted an A?
I'm not sure about the coursework, since we didn't have any coursework at gcse. I suggest checking the specification for your exam, it tells you exactly what topics you'll be assessed on and what you need to know for the experiments. I can send you the summary notes I made if you want? It was the process of making them that helped me though, so instead of copying them out, just use them as an example to make your own so you learn.
I'll take you up on that. I would like those notes thank you. Oh and uh total noob question but where do I find all that in this spec