GCSE Science Revision: 5 top tips from a teacher!Watch
What mark would you say guarantees a 9, regardless of how high/low the grade boundaries are? (e.g. I know sometimes 65/100 is a 9 but sometimes it can be more like 70/100) I'm assuming if it's above 70 it's safe to say it's a 9?
Also, do you have any advice on how to improve my chemistry grade - I'm getting 9s in bio and physics but only 7s in chemistry and I'm very unsure as to why since I use the same revision technique for all of them
It's hard to know what the issue is with chemistry without seeing things like your mock papers, especially as you are doing so well in the other sciences- however, I would suggest:
-Make sure you are really secure on atomic structure and bonding, as this forms the basis of the whole chemistry GCSE (pretty much).
-Make sure you are practicing chemistry only skills, such as balancing equations and moles.
-Check there's not one particular topic in chemistry that's letting you down e.g. chemistry of the atmosphere or electrolysis.
Most of all, speak to one of your science teachers for advice- they're best placed to help you figure out what is going on!
-Get into good revision habits now, especially for end of topic tests. Figure out strategies that work for you.
-Make sure you understand the content you are learning now- this time next year will be too late!
-Make revision resources such as flashcards as you go.
-Keep revisiting old topics too- you don't want to have to relearn Y9 stuff from scratch next year!
However, do speak to your teachers about how to contact them in the event of school closures and if they will e.g. be able to mark work you send through, and/or where they will be setting work for you.