Strugging With CIE AS & A Level Chemistry... :((:(( Major Anxiety...ugh Watch

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As the title says I am struggling with A-Level Chemistry under the exam board, CIE. I am currently debating whether to write both AS and A-Level exams May-June or AS now and A2 later this fall in October-November. Based on my grades at school, I am at a B. I got a very low B in my AS exams last year. I really need some help as to what I can do or where do I go so that my Chemistry grade will be at A.
(Prefers advice from those who have finished A-Level Chemistry especially under my exam board)
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Hi! I'm also taking my A-Levels under CIE. I suggest taking AS now so you can focus on it and A2 later during October-November as I understand that there's a lot of content. You would have to take a deferred entry or a gap year though if it's done late but it's better done now than later. Well done on getting the B though and I'm sure an A grade isn't too far out of reach.
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Thanks. I'll consider taking A2 later. If you don't mind me asking, what year are you in and how are you finding Chemistry?
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Thanks. I'll consider taking A2 later. If you don't mind me asking, what year are you in and how are you finding Chemistry?
Not at all :>> I'm in my A Level year so second year of CIE A Levels. I have heard from previous exam takers within my school that the A Level exam is harder than the AS Levels so I would really suggest for you to focus on one at a time since they're both massive amounts of content to review for. I actually don't take Chemistry but do take Biology and Psychology (not that it helps). However, I do get lots of input from my best friend who is taking Chemistry as well and she struggled a lot at first. It takes a lot of work and don't beat yourself up for any score you get! I'm sure you've been doing great already.
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Not at all :>> I'm in my A Level year so second year of CIE A Levels. I have heard from previous exam takers within my school that the A Level exam is harder than the AS Levels so I would really suggest for you to focus on one at a time since they're both massive amounts of content to review for. I actually don't take Chemistry but do take Biology and Psychology (not that it helps). However, I do get lots of input from my best friend who is taking Chemistry as well and she struggled a lot at first. It takes a lot of work and don't beat yourself up for any score you get! I'm sure you've been doing great already.
Thanks. It does help. I do Biology as well. Also, Mathematics.
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Thanks. It does help. I do Biology as well. Also, Mathematics.
That's the A-Levels my friend's taking as well! We're both having a really hard time but hopefully we can get the scores we want hahaha. Good luck! Are you planning to study anywhere abroad?
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That's the A-Levels my friend's taking as well! We're both having a really hard time but hopefully we can get the scores we want hahaha. Good luck! Are you planning to study anywhere abroad?
We all are having a hard time. 😭😭😭
Yeah I plan to study either in the UK or Canada. But I'm taking a gap year and will apply then. Wbu?
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We all are having a hard time. 😭😭😭
Yeah I plan to study either in the UK or Canada. But I'm taking a gap year and will apply then. Wbu?
Planning to study in England as well. I think if you're taking a gap year, it'd be great for you to focus on your AS levels now and do A2 Levels later this year. :>
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