Sitting A-level Chemistry in Autumn exams (OCR)

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Is anyone else planning to resit chemistry in October to improve their CAG ( centre assessed grade? Do you think it’s possible to get a good grade ( at least a B ) in just over 6 weeks whilst also trying to write a Medicine personal statement and maybe do the UCAT too? ( just for reference my centre assessed grade was a C ).
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Hey! It’s going to be tough if you haven’t learnt all the content yet. I did OCR A and happy to send my notes to you if you’d like??
I got an A* and my number one tip to do well is practise questions and past papers! Also get hold of their organic flow chart of reactions and make a quizlet of all the recall (colours etc.) and start that little & often as soon as you can!
I can’t really help now as I’ve got my own exams to revise for (& haven’t done a lot of the content myself in over a year!) but I hope that’s of some use!
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Hey! It’s going to be tough if you haven’t learnt all the content yet. I did OCR A and happy to send my notes to you if you’d like??
I got an A* and my number one tip to do well is practise questions and past papers! Also get hold of their organic flow chart of reactions and make a quizlet of all the recall (colours etc.) and start that little & often as soon as you can!
I can’t really help now as I’ve got my own exams to revise for (& haven’t done a lot of the content myself in over a year!) but I hope that’s of some use!
Thank you for that response. Yes I’ll definitely focus on past papers since last year year I barely touched them and that was probably why I fell short of a good grade. If you have notes on the ‘Transition Elements’ chapter and ‘Redox & Electrode Potentials’ chapter from A2 that would be soooo sooo helpful since those are two chapters we didnt get to learn in school!
Thank you so much
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How did you all find it
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How did you all find it
Slightly more difficult than previous years
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Slightly more difficult than previous years
tbf there were some stinkers in there. Do you remember what you got for that Ln question? and the units
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tbf there were some stinkers in there. Do you remember what you got for that Ln question? and the units
22200 and the units were none
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do you still have any notes that you can send because ive got paper 2 in a couple days and messed up pretty badly in the first paper
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do you still have any notes that you can send because ive got paper 2 in a couple days and messed up pretty badly in the first paper
You can use Physics & Maths Tutor. They have summary notes on each topic for each exam board
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22200 and the units were none
I either got 22200 or 222000 I cant remember but I got confused and put e as the units so I've probably lost a mark there
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I either got 22200 or 222000 I cant remember but I got confused and put e as the units so I've probably lost a mark there
Im not sure about the units tho cuz usually when there are no units they dont ask for them
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Im not sure about the units tho cuz usually when there are no units they dont ask for them
I think the correct answer was no units and I just got confused
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I think the correct answer was no units and I just got confused
What did u get for the half life?
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What did u get for the half life?
I just calculated the half life from like the first data point i think. I think we're supposed to use the half life equation for that one innit. Also I got a negative initial rate because Im a dumbass is this still right ?
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I just calculated the half life from like the first data point i think. I think we're supposed to use the half life equation for that one innit. Also I got a negative initial rate because Im a dumbass is this still right ?
I cant remember what i put for the initial rate but the concentration was decreasing over time so i dont think the rate being negative is far fetched
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I cant remember what i put for the initial rate but the concentration was decreasing over time so i dont think the rate being negative is far fetched
How did you find paper 2
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How did you find paper 2
Easy compared to paper 1
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How did you find paper 2
How about you?
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How about you?
It was good Yh I agree it was better than paper 1
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