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For people who are in year 12 and taking AS or A level Chemistry

How are you finding it, do you have tips? How many hours are you revising per week, how do you feel about the upcoming exams? What do you plan to study at university?
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Hey! Im currently studying Chemistry in year 12 and absolutely loving it! Im also studying Biology maths and business so quite a hand full!If i was to give you some tips it would be to do any homework you get either the night you get it or in any frees because at home your going to want to go over your noted from the day to ensure you know the key content and its in your brain as the sooner you can remember the information the better. Also dont go over it once, keep doing it throughout the year because as the year goes on, you start to learn more and more in each lesson and just dont fall behind whatever you do - it is the worst thing you can do!I Try to put 30 mins - 1 hour per subjects 4-5 days a week but just remember sometimes you wont have a lot to cover from a certain subject if you didnt do much or you was carrying on work from the previous lesson! Im planning on studying either Medicine at one of the top 10 universities or maths at one of the top ten, but more desirably maths at wariwcj as ive been there before and absolutely love it!Hope this helps and hope your enjoying studying chemistry as much as i am lol!
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hey, i too am studying AQA chemistry at AS and am in year 12. Currently i am finding it very enjoyable, and quite easy, but i am sure that it will change pretty soon. I am also studying maths, physics, german and am sekf teaching further maths. Currently i am only spending a couple hours a week doing chemistry, as none of it i am finding too difficult, but i mainly use chemrevise, and the AQA A level textbook. I am thinking of applying for natural sciences at cambrudge, looking to specialise in physics, chem or possible biochem(or pharmacology), which i might just study straight, as a number of top unis do not require biology at alevel for it.
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(Original post by cokieryan17)
Hey! Im currently studying Chemistry in year 12 and absolutely loving it! Im also studying Biology maths and business so quite a hand full!If i was to give you some tips it would be to do any homework you get either the night you get it or in any frees because at home your going to want to go over your noted from the day to ensure you know the key content and its in your brain as the sooner you can remember the information the better. Also dont go over it once, keep doing it throughout the year because as the year goes on, you start to learn more and more in each lesson and just dont fall behind whatever you do - it is the worst thing you can do!I Try to put 30 mins - 1 hour per subjects 4-5 days a week but just remember sometimes you wont have a lot to cover from a certain subject if you didnt do much or you was carrying on work from the previous lesson! Im planning on studying either Medicine at one of the top 10 universities or maths at one of the top ten, but more desirably maths at wariwcj as ive been there before and absolutely love it!Hope this helps and hope your enjoying studying chemistry as much as i am lol!
Which exam board are you on? Im studying Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Art. I don't know which one I'm going to drop yet so I've entered myself for AS exams in all subjects this May and June 2019 and which ever one I do worst in I'll drop and do the full A-level in all of them that's the plan. I don't have a university in mind yet as I've just started looking but I am gonna wait till I know my predicted grades. I would like to do Chemistry at uni

Today i had a Chemistry test it consisted of bohrs model, electron arrangement, mass spectrometry and ionisation energy, I felt that I did well and hopefully I achieved a B or more which is my goal.

I do 2 hours a day Chemistry revision, 60 minutes a day for maths and 90 for further and about an hour for art depending on what work I've got. I use my textbook and khan academy for revision and I'm gonna start looking at past papers.
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hey, i too am studying AQA chemistry at AS and am in year 12. Currently i am finding it very enjoyable, and quite easy, but i am sure that it will change pretty soon. I am also studying maths, physics, german and am sekf teaching further maths. Currently i am only spending a couple hours a week doing chemistry, as none of it i am finding too difficult, but i mainly use chemrevise, and the AQA A level textbook. I am thinking of applying for natural sciences at cambrudge, looking to specialise in physics, chem or possible biochem(or pharmacology), which i might just study straight, as a number of top unis do not require biology at alevel for it.
Im also studying AQA Chemistry, ive had a look at the topics ahead and it does get significantly harder. Today I've had my first Chemistry test. I'm spending two hours a day on Chemistry. I'm studying Maths, Chemistry, Further Maths and Art. You must have a lot of motivation to self teach Further Maths!
For revision I use my AQA text book and Khan academy, I will start to do some exam past papers soon.
I would like to study Chemistry at uni but I dont have anywhere in mind yet as I've just started looking at universities.

Are you planning on going to any open days soon? Pharmacology is interesting I have an interest in pharmacy. I plan on taking a pharmacy qualification soon so that I can do some part time work as a pharmacist assistant
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CertiJake yeah, but its as im considering physics at very high ranking universities, and they basically all want fm, but next year my timetable will fit so i can do it in skwl. I went to an open day at clare college cambridge last week, which was really good and i am also planning on going to the cakbridge universirt subject masterclasses in november
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For people who are in year 12 and taking AS or A level Chemistry

How are you finding it, do you have tips? How many hours are you revising per week, how do you feel about the upcoming exams? What do you plan to study at university?
Hey I do chemistry a level but only just started obviously I’ve started writing loads of notes ahead does anybody have any advice to be any better at chemistry?
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I am on OCR A Currently the content is pretty easy as it’s just adding more depth onto what I learned that gcse - I got a 7 so it’s all good but I am too am expecting it to get harder In the near future 😂
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I am on OCR A Currently the content is pretty easy as it’s just adding more depth onto what I learned that gcse - I got a 7 so it’s all good but I am too am expecting it to get harder In the near future 😂
Cool I've never had OCR before I got an 8 with AQA it will and that's where the fun will come in 😸
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I did ocr for english at gcse, but my school do ocr for bio at a level, aqa for chem, and edexcel for physics. I did edexcel gcse triple for all sciences and got 9s in all 3
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CertiJake yeah, but its as im considering physics at very high ranking universities, and they basically all want fm, but next year my timetable will fit so i can do it in skwl. I went to an open day at clare college cambridge last week, which was really good and i am also planning on going to the cakbridge universirt subject masterclasses in november
Is Physics more your forte? What's physics like at A level? I've heard mad things about it
What did you do at the open day, were there activities?
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CertiJake both physics and chemistry are my strength, which is why i like the natural science course at cambridge, but they still want fm
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Hey I do chemistry a level but only just started obviously I’ve started writing loads of notes ahead does anybody have any advice to be any better at chemistry?
Make sure you're underlining the principles, there's many sources out there atm I'm using Khan Academy, making notes, following the spec and reffering to Advanced Chemistry by Michael clugston. I've learnt a lot of Chemistry from Chemistry by Susan and Steven Zumdahl which will come handy at uni too
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Today i had a Chemistry test it consisted of bohrs model, electron arrangement, mass spectrometry and ionisation energy, I felt that I did well and hopefully I achieved a B or more which is my goal.
May I just ask, was the test out of 60 marks?
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For people who are in year 12 and taking AS or A level Chemistry

How are you finding it, do you have tips? How many hours are you revising per week, how do you feel about the upcoming exams? What do you plan to study at university?
Personally, I love Chemistry so I don't find it hard to understand at all. My tips to you are using physicsandmathstutor.com website and chemrevise.com as well as A LEVEL CHEMIStRY website. these are very useful. if you use them (make notes and practice questions) for every topic, you will get higher grades because in chemistry questions are so repetitive. in terms of revision, I don't think it's about time. as long as you do your notes and practice questions you will be fine. if you do flashcards for important information and repetitive questions and keynotes and go over them that would be great! for me, I want to do cancer biomedicine or pharmacy. good luck!!
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May I just ask, was the test out of 60 marks?
The test was out of 41 marks
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The test was out of 41 marks
Fair enough. I thought that I could be taking a similar test on Monday, but I guess not.
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Personally, I love Chemistry so I don't find it hard to understand at all. My tips to you are using physicsandmathstutor.com website and chemrevise.com as well as A LEVEL CHEMIStRY website. these are very useful. if you use them (make notes and practice questions) for every topic, you will get higher grades because in chemistry questions are so repetitive. in terms of revision, I don't think it's about time. as long as you do your notes and practice questions you will be fine. if you do flashcards for important information and repetitive questions and keynotes and go over them that would be great! for me, I want to do cancer biomedicine or pharmacy. good luck!!
Thats good advice, flashcards are really good. Have you heard of khan acaddmy
I'm also interested in Pharmacy, I want to do a pharmacy services qualification so that i can do some part time pharmacy work alongside my studies
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Fair enough. I thought that I could be taking a similar test on Monday, but I guess not.

Whichexam board are you on?
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