Chemistry a level and psychologyWatch
- For Chemistry: Try read before your lesson about the topic the teacher will teach, this will help even though you may not understand it as you will familiarse yourself with the terminology and get a vague idea of what is expected. During lesson make your notes from whatever your teacher tells you etc. After, rewrite your notes and consolidate what you have learnt. If you don't understand, speak to your teacher and do extra questions about that topic next lesson. There's a plethora of sites with questions for specific topics on all chemistry exam boards so it shouldn't be a problem. Don't try read too far ahead or do notes too far ahead unless you are confident that what you already have been taught is completely consolidated. It is also very important that you do exam questions. My teachers constantly stress that fact and I should have taken to it as soon as possible. So in summary; read before the lesson starts, consolidate notes and always ask if you don't understand (that's what your teacher is there for), then do exam questions - it will help in the long term.
- For Psychology: Completely contrasts Chemistry as this is an essay writing subject. Look at the specification it will indicate the studies that you must learn. Learn these studies - make a flashcard for the specific studies or a prompt so you can easily remember it. Numbers and statistics of research and case studies don't have to be exact, for as long as you remember the name, the methodology and results. Psychology is mainly just memorizing all the theory and research. Likewise just like Chemistry, try read before you come to lesson and consolidate notes. For the large markers, especially the 16 markers, make essay plans or templates (These basically sum up an entire topic or sub-topic)