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So yr12s in my school have been given their average mock grades in parents evening and I got a B in maths and Chemistry and a C in Biology. I don't know what to do to improve my grades because I feel like that's my limit. What can I do to get 3 As (or similar) in AS? What are effective ways to revise these 3 subjects and maximise marks in the exam.
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For the sciences (and maths actually), do practice exam questions! They really help me and you can see which bits you’re struggling with. Then go and ask your teachers if you’re struggling massively with a bit. It’s easier to clear small bits up as you go, but really they want to help so whenever you find something that you don’t get I’m sure they’d be willing to help.

Also I’d recommend the CGP revision guides as even though they might not have everything they can take you through the basics of most topics and give you a good head start.

Let me know if you need any more help (Im a y13 doing maths, Further maths chem and physics)
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Do u do physics as well? Because I do exact combination
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Do u do physics as well? Because I do exact combination
Nah just bio,chem and maths not physics.
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For the sciences (and maths actually), do practice exam questions! They really help me and you can see which bits you’re struggling with. Then go and ask your teachers if you’re struggling massively with a bit. It’s easier to clear small bits up as you go, but really they want to help so whenever you find something that you don’t get I’m sure they’d be willing to help.

Also I’d recommend the CGP revision guides as even though they might not have everything they can take you through the basics of most topics and give you a good head start.

Let me know if you need any more help (Im a y13 doing maths, Further maths chem and physics)
Alright exam questions and CGP revision guides. (what would you do if you already use the guides and already do practice questions )
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For the sciences (and maths actually), do practice exam questions! They really help me and you can see which bits you’re struggling with. Then go and ask your teachers if you’re struggling massively with a bit. It’s easier to clear small bits up as you go, but really they want to help so whenever you find something that you don’t get I’m sure they’d be willing to help.

Also I’d recommend the CGP revision guides as even though they might not have everything they can take you through the basics of most topics and give you a good head start.

Let me know if you need any more help (Im a y13 doing maths, Further maths chem and physics)
What would you recommend I do right now for maths? Especially stats? I have a big progress test on Monday and I can't afford to fail this time.
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Alright exam questions and CGP revision guides. (what would you do if you already use the guides and already do practice questions )
Sometimes it takes a while for stuff to properly click? I use dr frost as well it has powerpoints and videos and stuff. Also search whatever you’re struggling with on YouTube and you may find a video tutorial to help!
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What would you recommend I do right now for maths? Especially stats? I have a big progress test on Monday and I can't afford to fail this time.
For Stats, I’d suggest for the topics where it’s just learning stuff (like sampling) make flashcards but if you’re struggling for time maybe wait until after your big test. For the probability sections do a few questions, there’s only a certain number of combos they can ask (so learning things like independent and mutually exclusive events is good as I’ve seen a few times where that’s come up). How much have you covered?
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For Stats, I’d suggest for the topics where it’s just learning stuff (like sampling) make flashcards but if you’re struggling for time maybe wait until after your big test. For the probability sections do a few questions, there’s only a certain number of combos they can ask (so learning things like independent and mutually exclusive events is good as I’ve seen a few times where that’s come up). How much have you covered?
I'm in year 12 so it's probably not a lot of content but it's up to vectors for pure and hypothetical testing for stats. For me personally, I don't really know how much I've covered in terms of revision as I've started doing the review questions.
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This is what I did to get my AS level Physics grade C to an A in A2 Physics. I think it will benefit you since most sciences seem to be similar in terms of revision, especially Physics and Chemistry.

Do all the exam paper questions. If you get a question wrong, write the question and mark scheme in a notebook. Or if you printed the exam paper, just file it somewhere. So then you have a bunch of questions you got wrong that you can read when you are bored. I read through my notebook everyday on my way to sixth form on the bus.
Questions tend to be repeated often so memorising the mark scheme is the best way to quickly improve grades.
If you're struggling on the maths side, sit down with a teacher one-to-one when they're available and go through a few questions on one topic. Ask ALL questions that come up on your mind so you know everything step-by-step and why you're doing each step. Then you won't feel like you're on a wobbly bridge when you come to answer them yourselves.
Also, if you struggle on the Physics theory concept, ask the teacher to explain it to you, however many times it may take.

This is what I did, I don't know if this method will work well for everyone, but I just wanted to share my tips with you.
Wish you luck!
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This is what I did to get my AS level Physics grade C to an A in A2 Physics. I think it will benefit you since most sciences seem to be similar in terms of revision, especially Physics and Chemistry.

Do all the exam paper questions. If you get a question wrong, write the question and mark scheme in a notebook. Or if you printed the exam paper, just file it somewhere. So then you have a bunch of questions you got wrong that you can read when you are bored. I read through my notebook everyday on my way to sixth form on the bus.
Questions tend to be repeated often so memorising the mark scheme is the best way to quickly improve grades.
If you're struggling on the maths side, sit down with a teacher one-to-one when they're available and go through a few questions on one topic. Ask ALL questions that come up on your mind so you know everything step-by-step and why you're doing each step. Then you won't feel like you're on a wobbly bridge when you come to answer them yourselves.
Also, if you struggle on the Physics theory concept, ask the teacher to explain it to you, however many times it may take.

This is what I did, I don't know if this method will work well for everyone, but I just wanted to share my tips with you.
Wish you luck!
I got a C in physics for AS too! I find that past papers don’t really help me because I don’t really know the content like really well, I’m thinking of revising each topic and then doing past paper questions if and when I have time. I honestly don’t know what else I can do because I’ve been getting consistent C’s.
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practice questions for maths, physics and maths tutor, mathsgenie and alevelmathsrevision.com are all good resources.
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