Starting A-Level Chemistry and Biology

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As I have a lot of spare time on my hands, I wanted to start my A-Level courses early as many people say they are quite difficult. Does anyone have any online resources or websites I can use?
I've used Seneca and Physics and Maths tutor, but for AQA biology they don't have very detailed notes, only summary notes.
I'm doing AQA biology and OCR Chemistry!

Any recommended websites?
Thanks!
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I thought your school would still be setting you school work.
I wouldn’t recommend starting your A-Level course early unless you have finished the whole syllabus for GCSE.
Also, do not buy any resources yet as your school may provide a few for free. Hope this helped.

Let me tag in Muttley79 in case he has more advice on what you should be doing right now.
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(Original post by Shlebzy)
Hi!
As I have a lot of spare time on my hands, I wanted to start my A-Level courses early as many people say they are quite difficult. Does anyone have any online resources or websites I can use?
I've used Seneca and Physics and Maths tutor, but for AQA biology they don't have very detailed notes, only summary notes.
I'm doing AQA biology and OCR Chemistry!

Any recommended websites?
Thanks!
Finish the GCSE specs first - are your teachers not sending work? Ask them for prep work ...

I'd do a few GCSE past papers and mark them yourself just to cover any gaps.

I teach Maths and the best website for GCSE revision is:
https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...eets&term=GCSE

It's also excellent for A level: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main

We usually set work for the summer so ask for that from school
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I thought your school would still be setting you school work.
I wouldn’t recommend starting your A-Level course early unless you have finished the whole syllabus for GCSE.
Also, do not buy any resources yet as your school may provide a few for free. Hope this helped.

Let me tag in Muttley79 in case he has more advice on what you should be doing right now.
Thanks for the tag - I'm female btw but I'm not offended
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Thanks for the tag - I'm female btw but I'm not offended
Ah, that was a typo. I’m aware you are female, haha. Sorry about that.
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(Original post by Shlebzy)
Hi!
As I have a lot of spare time on my hands, I wanted to start my A-Level courses early as many people say they are quite difficult. Does anyone have any online resources or websites I can use?
I've used Seneca and Physics and Maths tutor, but for AQA biology they don't have very detailed notes, only summary notes.
I'm doing AQA biology and OCR Chemistry!

Any recommended websites?
Thanks!
Hey im doing bio and chem a level in sept as well . check these books out:
CGP AQA biology revision guide, https://b-ok.cc/book/3522708/256ed1
A Level Chemistry for OCR A, https://b-ok.cc/book/3598328/6182d3?dsource=recommend
I have started using these books and making notes but I'm doing different exam boards, hope u find it useful!!
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(Original post by 5hyl33n)
I thought your school would still be setting you school work.
I wouldn’t recommend starting your A-Level course early unless you have finished the whole syllabus for GCSE.
Also, do not buy any resources yet as your school may provide a few for free. Hope this helped.

Let me tag in Muttley79 in case he has more advice on what you should be doing right now.
We have finished the courses in biology and only had one lesson left in Chemistry. We've gotten odd bits of work, but not really much is being set apart from to look at a level courses and stuff, as GCSEs aren't happening
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Finish the GCSE specs first - are your teachers not sending work? Ask them for prep work ...

I'd do a few GCSE past papers and mark them yourself just to cover any gaps.

I teach Maths and the best website for GCSE revision is:
https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...eets&term=GCSE

It's also excellent for A level: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main

We usually set work for the summer so ask for that from school
We've finished the Bio specification and only had one lesson of Chemistry left.....
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Hey im doing bio and chem a level in sept as well . check these books out:
CGP AQA biology revision guide, https://b-ok.cc/book/3522708/256ed1
A Level Chemistry for OCR A, https://b-ok.cc/book/3598328/6182d3?dsource=recommend
I have started using these books and making notes but I'm doing different exam boards, hope u find it useful!!
Cheers!!
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Finish the GCSE specs first - are your teachers not sending work? Ask them for prep work ...

I'd do a few GCSE past papers and mark them yourself just to cover any gaps.

I teach Maths and the best website for GCSE revision is:
https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...eets&term=GCSE

It's also excellent for A level: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php...2017&term=Main

We usually set work for the summer so ask for that from school
thanks!

(Original post by 5hyl33n)
I thought your school would still be setting you school work.
I wouldn’t recommend starting your A-Level course early unless you have finished the whole syllabus for GCSE.
Also, do not buy any resources yet as your school may provide a few for free. Hope this helped.

Let me tag in Muttley79 in case he has more advice on what you should be doing right now.
cheers!!!
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