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AQA A-level Chemistry 7405 - Paper 3 - 19th June

Exam technique, night before breakdowns and discussion regarding this exam... It's all here :gthumb: Feel free to add resources to the thread as well as anything that may be helpful to others :smartass:

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  • 7405 Paper 3 2h 19 June 2019 am
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The official specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...05-SP-2015.PDF
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Paper 3
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I don’t know how to revise for this paper. Do I just focus on the practical techniques or do I focus on content
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I don’t know how to revise for this paper. Do I just focus on the practical techniques or do I focus on content
hi paper 3 focuses on topics throughout the whole course and emphasis practical skills, you will be given 5 questions at the beginning , most likely three on practical skills and one or two on anything across the spec, your teachers may have given you a book called Practical Chemistry by Nora Henry endorsed by holder education, if not I highly recommend you buy it off amazon. You must learn all the practical skills as they will ask this, furthermore there is a section of multi choice at the end that comprise of everything. How to revise? ---> go through paper 3 past papers and read through all the practical sections in your book, make sure you understand WHY steps are neccessary and safety.
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Can you just use the chemrevise practical guide?
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hi paper 3 focuses on topics throughout the whole course and emphasis practical skills, you will be given 5 questions at the beginning , most likely three on practical skills and one or two on anything across the spec, your teachers may have given you a book called Practical Chemistry by Nora Henry endorsed by holder education, if not I highly recommend you buy it off amazon. You must learn all the practical skills as they will ask this, furthermore there is a section of multi choice at the end that comprise of everything. How to revise? ---> go through paper 3 past papers and read through all the practical sections in your book, make sure you understand WHY steps are neccessary and safety.
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I'd say they cover everything
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Can you just use the chemrevise practical guide?
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The focus is heavily practical but you must know content, especially for the multiple choice at the end. Also, with AQA changing the format for this years paper 2 -- I would just revise everything
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I don’t know how to revise for this paper. Do I just focus on the practical techniques or do I focus on content
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The following work for me:
1. Go through your own practicals & really visualise what you did, including data analysis
3. Think about why and how. E.g. how do anti-bumping granules stop bumping? Why do you even want to stop bumping?
4. Watch videos of practicals on YouTube.
5. Draw diagrams of equipment set-up & plot some graphs
6. Print off a stack of multiple choice questions. Do as many as possible. Most exam boards have multiple choice sections so lots of questions out there.

(Original post by Erica1210)
I don’t know how to revise for this paper. Do I just focus on the practical techniques or do I focus on content
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what do you mean changing ?
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The focus is heavily practical but you must know content, especially for the multiple choice at the end. Also, with AQA changing the format for this years paper 2 -- I would just revise everything
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Not officially 'changing' but the style of questions seemed completely different for paper 2 with mechanism completions and an excess of skeletal formulas
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what do you mean changing ?
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Anyone else hoping this paper goes really well because the last two papers have been horrible for me, hoping for a big Kc question and lower grade boundaries felt much harder last years papers, also anyone got any topics that havent come up on paper 1 or 2 that have a really good chance of coming up on paper 3?
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Electrochemistry did not come up on paper 1 so I'm guessing there will be a question on that
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Anyone else hoping this paper goes really well because the last two papers have been horrible for me, hoping for a big Kc question and lower grade boundaries felt much harder last years papers, also anyone got any topics that havent come up on paper 1 or 2 that have a really good chance of coming up on paper 3?
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This is a screen shot from Tailored Tutors. It is a layout of what topics have been on paper 3 in the past
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Same. If I don't do incredibly well on this paper, and the grade boundaries aren't really low, I know I'm not getting an A.
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Anyone else hoping this paper goes really well because the last two papers have been horrible for me, hoping for a big Kc question and lower grade boundaries felt much harder last years papers, also anyone got any topics that havent come up on paper 1 or 2 that have a really good chance of coming up on paper 3?
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Predictions?
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Omg thank you so much. This helps a lot x
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The following work for me:
1. Go through your own practicals & really visualise what you did, including data analysis
3. Think about why and how. E.g. how do anti-bumping granules stop bumping? Why do you even want to stop bumping?
4. Watch videos of practicals on YouTube.
5. Draw diagrams of equipment set-up & plot some graphs
6. Print off a stack of multiple choice questions. Do as many as possible. Most exam boards have multiple choice sections so lots of questions out there.
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Yeah I can see the grade boundaries being lower.
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I guess around 190 for an A maybe who knows tbf
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Yeah I can see the grade boundaries being lower.
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I'm using videos on Physics on maths tutor. pretty good way as visualising is best way to remember practical
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Honestly, im scared to death for chemistry paper 3. I've never been good at practical stuff and its stressing me out so much. I pray that we get good easy practicals this time round. but I know aqa is going to make it hard as usual
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Last years paper 2 questions were much nicer compared to the ones we got this year :/ Hoping for low grade boundaries. At least with last years paper 2, I could actually confidentially answer the first page of questions.
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