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Hi, I am in my second year of A Levels and Chemistry is getting really hard as I don't know most of my content. My plan is to study all the content then just do exam practise until the actual exams. How do you guys revise the content of A Level Chemistry?
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I go over the topic using the official textbook and make notes on important aspects of the topic. Then I'd try the questions in the textbook and afterwards try exam-style questions from other exam boards as well!!
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I do practice questions from the textbook or from A LevelChemistry.com, and specially going through corrections with teachers is useful.
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You could try out some of the following techniques:
-create flashcards defining key terms or outlining mechanisms in organic chemistry, for example.
-blurting. Unjadedjade on Youtube has a really good video explaining what it is. Basically it requires you to read materials such as textbooks or notes and then giving yourself a set amount of time to write down a mindmap of everything that you can recall. After the time’s up, using a different coloured pen make corrections to the mindmap (i.e. anything that you have missed out or got incorrect).
-past papers. Anything that you get severely wrong place the question on a flashcard and the answer at the back.
-I also read around a topic (not in the spec but useful) to get a solid background and understanding of the topic. I really recommend the book Advanced Chemistry 1 Physical and Industrial by Philip Matthews which explains most of the A-level content in-depth but using simple terms, lots of analogies and diagrams to help understand concepts.

Good luck! ☺️
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I go over the topic using the official textbook and make notes on important aspects of the topic. Then I'd try the questions in the textbook and afterwards try exam-style questions from other exam boards as well!!
Thanks for the reply, what textbook do you use?
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You could try out some of the following techniques:
-create flashcards defining key terms or outlining mechanisms in organic chemistry, for example.
-blurting. Unjadedjade on Youtube has a really good video explaining what it is. Basically it requires you to read materials such as textbooks or notes and then giving yourself a set amount of time to write down a mindmap of everything that you can recall. After the time’s up, using a different coloured pen make corrections to the mindmap (i.e. anything that you have missed out or got incorrect).
-past papers. Anything that you get severely wrong place the question on a flashcard and the answer at the back.
-I also read around a topic (not in the spec but useful) to get a solid background and understanding of the topic. I really recommend the book Advanced Chemistry 1 Physical and Industrial by Philip Matthews which explains most of the A-level content in-depth but using simple terms, lots of analogies and diagrams to help understand concepts.

Good luck! ☺️
Thank you for your tips they sound good and I'm sure they will help! 😁
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I do practice questions from the textbook or from A LevelChemistry.com, and specially going through corrections with teachers is useful.
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(Original post by Deggs_14)
I do practice questions from the textbook or from A LevelChemistry.com, and specially going through corrections with teachers is useful.
Thank you!
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Thanks for the reply, what textbook do you use?
I live in Wales, so we do WJEC A-level Chemistry.
The textbook is this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/WJEC-Chemis.../dp/1908682558
BTW I also use AlevelChemistry. com to find some AQA questions.
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