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Hi there, so I've got under 3 months to learn the entire course for GCSE AQA chemistry and biology. What websites would you recommend to use to make flashcards?

I've tried using CGP revision guides but I haven't got time to go through the whole book and make flashcards + learn them!

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Hi there, so I've got under 3 months to learn the entire course for GCSE AQA chemistry and biology. What websites would you recommend to use to make flashcards?

I've tried using CGP revision guides but I haven't got time to go through the whole book and make flashcards + learn them!

Thanks in advance
Hi, I've just finished year 11 and did aqa for biology and chemistry. Have you got access to Kerboodle? Because I found the 'key points' boxes in the Kerboodle textbooks really helpful as it summaries a whole double page in 3 to 5 bullet points
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Hi, I've just finished year 11 and did aqa for biology and chemistry. Have you got access to Kerboodle? Because I found the 'key points' boxes in the Kerboodle textbooks really helpful as it summaries a whole double page in 3 to 5 bullet points
Unfortunately, I don't have access to it :/ though that sounded great. Thank you!
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Unfortunately, I don't have access to it :/ though that sounded great. Thank you!
That's a shame. You can buy the books and have a physical copy, although I'm not sure if you're willing to do that for only three months worth of revision. I can tell you the names and authors of the textbooks if you like. The CGP flashcards are also handy.
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Hi there, so I've got under 3 months to learn the entire course for GCSE AQA chemistry and biology. What websites would you recommend to use to make flashcards?

I've tried using CGP revision guides but I haven't got time to go through the whole book and make flashcards + learn them!

Thanks in advance
3 months? no problem

i cannot recommend freesciencelessons enough. the videos are clear and precise with 0 waffling and it's straight from the specification. however, there are a lot of vids:
- 142 vids for chem (paper 1 & 2)
- 128 vids for bio (paper 1 & 2)

chem: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=1 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=4 [paper 2])
bio: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=3 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=6 [paper 2])

each vid is about 5 mins long. that's 12 hours of binge watching for chem and a further 11 hours for bio. but then again you do have 3 months. if you need help with scheduling, you can ask me

also do past papers with topics you're not comfortable with. if you're confident with the topic, then go to a topic which you struggle with and do past paper questions. there's no point in doing something you already know

if you don't like freesciencelessons, you can try savemyexams (chem: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-c...evision-notes/ + bio: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-b...evision-notes/ ) or physicsandmathstutor's 'detailed notes' (https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/ ) [go to bio or chem > AQA (gcse) > topic 1 (or whatever) > detailed notes]

if you need help with organisation, just let me know and i can help you with that. i just finished my gcses and i have nothing to do lol
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Hi there, so I've got under 3 months to learn the entire course for GCSE AQA chemistry and biology. What websites would you recommend to use to make flashcards?

I've tried using CGP revision guides but I haven't got time to go through the whole book and make flashcards + learn them!

Thanks in advance
You could use sennca learning
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3 months? no problem

i cannot recommend freesciencelessons enough. the videos are clear and precise with 0 waffling and it's straight from the specification. however, there are a lot of vids:
- 142 vids for chem (paper 1 & 2)
- 128 vids for bio (paper 1 & 2)

chem: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=1 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=4 [paper 2])
bio: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=3 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=6 [paper 2])

each vid is about 5 mins long. that's 12 hours of binge watching for chem and a further 11 hours for bio. but then again you do have 3 months. if you need help with scheduling, you can ask me

also do past papers with topics you're not comfortable with. if you're confident with the topic, then go to a topic which you struggle with and do past paper questions. there's no point in doing something you already know

if you don't like freesciencelessons, you can try savemyexams (chem: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-c...evision-notes/ + bio: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-b...evision-notes/ ) or physicsandmathstutor's 'detailed notes' (https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/ ) [go to bio or chem > AQA (gcse) > topic 1 (or whatever) > detailed notes]

if you need help with organisation, just let me know and i can help you with that. i just finished my gcses and i have nothing to do lol
Did you by and chance do OCR Computer science and AQA economics I need help.
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Did you by and chance do OCR Computer science and AQA economics I need help.
sadly i didn't, sorry.
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Physics & Maths Tutor: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/#
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
FreeScienceLessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/Freesciencelessons/videos

All great websites that I use for science revision!
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Physics & Maths Tutor: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/#
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
FreeScienceLessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/Freesciencelessons/videos

All great websites that I use for science revision!
Ah thank you so much!
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Hi there, so I've got under 3 months to learn the entire course for GCSE AQA chemistry and biology. What websites would you recommend to use to make flashcards?

I've tried using CGP revision guides but I haven't got time to go through the whole book and make flashcards + learn them!

Thanks in advance
Free science lessons on YouTube
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3 months? no problem

i cannot recommend freesciencelessons enough. the videos are clear and precise with 0 waffling and it's straight from the specification. however, there are a lot of vids:
- 142 vids for chem (paper 1 & 2)
- 128 vids for bio (paper 1 & 2)

chem: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=1 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=4 [paper 2])
bio: ( https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=3 [paper 1] + https://www.youtube.com/c/Freescienc...=dd&shelf_id=6 [paper 2])

each vid is about 5 mins long. that's 12 hours of binge watching for chem and a further 11 hours for bio. but then again you do have 3 months. if you need help with scheduling, you can ask me

also do past papers with topics you're not comfortable with. if you're confident with the topic, then go to a topic which you struggle with and do past paper questions. there's no point in doing something you already know

if you don't like freesciencelessons, you can try savemyexams (chem: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-c...evision-notes/ + bio: https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/gcse-b...evision-notes/ ) or physicsandmathstutor's 'detailed notes' (https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/ ) [go to bio or chem > AQA (gcse) > topic 1 (or whatever) > detailed notes]

if you need help with organisation, just let me know and i can help you with that. i just finished my gcses and i have nothing to do lol
Ah thank you so much for your help! Scheduling and organisation is not something I'm very good at so I would appreciate your help.
I hope you get the results you want for your GCSEs!
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Ah thank you so much for your help! Scheduling and organisation is not something I'm very good at so I would appreciate your help.
I hope you get the results you want for your GCSEs!
thanks a lot

do you have any other subjects to revise for this summer? or do you have a job?
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thanks a lot

do you have any other subjects to revise for this summer? or do you have a job?
No worries!

I have a job starting in a couple of weeks and there is no other subjects I need to revise for
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No worries!

I have a job starting in a couple of weeks and there is no other subjects I need to revise for
hmm.

aight so i’d do 8 vids each day. 4 from chem and 4 from bio.
make sure you understand the video and make notes/flash cards.
let’s say you start at 12pm. watch 4 vids from bio and pay attention to it. take notes/flash cards and pause when needed. it will take an hour or so at most. and boom, you finish at 1pm ish

take a break for an hour i guess

start at 2pm ish and watch 4 vids for chem. again, it should take an hour or so at most to understand the video fully and make notes, etc. congrats, you finished at 3pm ish

if you have a short attention span, try one vid and make notes on that. take a 5 min break and move to the next vid and so on. you can do more than 4 if you want.

however, i cannot stress this enough: do not mindlessly watch it cuz it’ll get you nowhere. ENSURE that you understand the vid.

at night, i’d take 10 minutes to look at the bio key points/flash cards you did and practising them and another 10 for the chem key points you did so it can sink into your brain. this helps build the knowledge into your long term memory

after you finish a topic, look at the key points or flash cards and spend as much time as you need reviewing and ensuring you understand. (20 mins ?)

take a break (cuz why not) for 10 mins

then, do a test on physics and maths tutor (e.g let’s say you finished topic 1 of bio: cell biology. do a test on that in physics and math tutor) don’t cheat! this builds exam technique


if you do 4 vids a day from both bio and chem, then you should be able to finish the entire thing in 68 days. then, i’d just focus on building exam technique by doing past papers for the remaining 3 weeks or so and looking at the notes/flash cards, ensuring you know the topic well

good luck
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No worries!

I have a job starting in a couple of weeks and there is no other subjects I need to revise for
hmm.

aight so i’d do 8 vids each day. 4 from chem and 4 from bio.
make sure you understand the video and make notes/flash cards.
let’s say you start at 12pm. watch 4 vids from bio and pay attention to it. take notes/flash cards and pause when needed. it will take an hour or so at most. and boom, you finish at 1pm ish

take a break for an hour i guess

start at 2pm ish and watch 4 vids for chem. again, it should take an hour or so at most to understand the video fully and make notes, etc. congrats, you finished at 3pm ish

if you have a short attention span, try one vid and make notes on that. take a 5 min break and move to the next vid and so on. you can do more than 4 if you want.

however, i cannot stress this enough: do not mindlessly watch it cuz it’ll get you nowhere. ENSURE that you understand the vid.

at night, i’d take 10 minutes to look at the bio key points/flash cards you did and practising them and another 10 for the chem key points you did so it can sink into your brain. this helps build the knowledge into your long term memory

after you finish a topic, look at the key points or flash cards and spend as much time as you need reviewing and ensuring you understand. (20 mins ?)

take a break (cuz why not) for 10 mins

then, do a test on physics and maths tutor (e.g let’s say you finished topic 1 of bio: cell biology. do a test on that in physics and math tutor) don’t cheat! this builds exam technique


if you do 4 vids a day from both bio and chem, then you should be able to finish the entire thing in 68 days. then, i’d just focus on building exam technique by doing past papers for the remaining 3 weeks or so and looking at the notes/flash cards, ensuring you know the topic well

good luck
Thank you so much! Do you think doing this, I'll know practically everything for them? Don't want to miss anything out! Haha
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Thank you so much! Do you think doing this, I'll know practically everything for them? Don't want to miss anything out! Haha
yeah it covers the entire spec. if you fee like you need to understand the topic a bit more, then use the revision guide.
i feel like you could get a good 60% just by this. however, if you wanna get higher practise exam technique by doing past papers. this will get you familiar with the terminology
freesciencelessons covers everything in the specification so you should be good to go.
good luck man
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