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TLDR: keep getting 50% in AS exams, need A predicted for medicine and exam coming up in few months, how to revise?

Hi! It's basically the TLDR. The calculations and six markers keep knocking me down. Mainly the method of the calculation, and I'm a math student so the maths bit for me is ok. Thanks so much! <3

I need around 70%, any tips? Willing to put in as much work as I need to, so send any resources you can! Stressing atm because neither tutor nor my own studies seem to help, and I do love the subject but just am awful at the exams!
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I did my AS Level exams in 2017 and used a book called 'Calculations in AS/A Level Chemistry by Jim Clark (2000)' because I struggled a lot with the calculation questions. They have all the types of questions described step by step, with model answers and practice questions. Found it extremely helpful and ended up getting predicted A*.

I did the new specification A Levels so the content in there should still be relevant to today's exams.
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I would suggest doing as many exam questions as you possibly can and make flashcards on the wording that you keep getting wrong using the mark scheme to learn things with perfect wording. For the maths questions, practice is also essential. Here are links to the websites I use for revision resources:
https://chemrevise.org/revision-guides/comment-page-2/
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...n/a-level-aqa/
https://www.a-levelchemistry.co.uk/a...chemistry.html
https://www.studymind.co.uk/resource...vel-chemistry/
For understanding content better, YouTube channels such as Allery Chemistry and Eliot Rintoul are really good. Also, Chemsheets have booklets and answer booklets available for each topic if you look hard enough online. These could be a good way of practicing as many maths problems as you can.

Good luck! I hope you get an A
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I did my AS Level exams in 2017 and used a book called 'Calculations in AS/A Level Chemistry by Jim Clark (2000)' because I struggled a lot with the calculation questions. They have all the types of questions described step by step, with model answers and practice questions. Found it extremely helpful and ended up getting predicted A*.

I did the new specification A Levels so the content in there should still be relevant to today's exams.
Thank you so much! That's super helpful! Getting on that. Just did an exam and got 47% so let's get cracking! ( aha chemistry pun! No? I'll see myself out )
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Hi
I would suggest doing as many exam questions as you possibly can and make flashcards on the wording that you keep getting wrong using the mark scheme to learn things with perfect wording. For the maths questions, practice is also essential. Here are links to the websites I use for revision resources:
https://chemrevise.org/revision-guides/comment-page-2/
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com...n/a-level-aqa/
https://www.a-levelchemistry.co.uk/a...chemistry.html
https://www.studymind.co.uk/resource...vel-chemistry/
For understanding content better, YouTube channels such as Allery Chemistry and Eliot Rintoul are really good. Also, Chemsheets have booklets and answer booklets available for each topic if you look hard enough online. These could be a good way of practicing as many maths problems as you can.

Good luck! I hope you get an A
Thank you! That's super helpful! Let's start working aha!
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Thank you! That's super helpful! Let's start working aha!
No problem and good luck
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