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I'll be starting sixth form soon and I am going to be taking A-level Biology, Chemistry, and English Literature. I'm not so sure about what equipment I would need for the next two years. Any advice?

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A calculator for chemistry and biology
Textbooks to revise from, and flashcards depending on how you revise.
do you know what texts you will be doing for English Literature, not too sure about English Lit(Sorry)
some good websites for A Level Chemistry is
- Chemrevise
- Chemguide
- Maybe Chemsheets( you have to pay to become a member)
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isara8482 summed it up pretty well. For English Lit, as mentioned, try and get a hold of your texts and maybe even have a read this summer so you have some sort of understanding going into the first term :yep:
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A calculator for chemistry and biology
Textbooks to revise from, and flashcards depending on how you revise.
do you know what texts you will be doing for English Literature, not too sure about English Lit(Sorry)
some good websites for A Level Chemistry is
- Chemrevise
- Chemguide
- Maybe Chemsheets( you have to pay to become a member)
Thank you! English Lit was more of a last minute decision for me to be honest so all I know is that I'll be studying Shakespeare, drama, poetry, and two texts from a selected theme. Thanks again, that was helpful 😊
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isara8482 summed it up pretty well. For English Lit, as mentioned, try and get a hold of your texts and maybe even have a read this summer so you have some sort of understanding going into the first term :yep:
I'm not quite sure about which texts I'll be studying specifically but I know there's going to be Shakespeare, drama, poetry, and two texts from a selected theme. Thanks for the helpful reply 😊
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I'm not quite sure about which texts I'll be studying specifically but I know there's going to be Shakespeare, drama, poetry, and two texts from a selected theme. Thanks for the helpful reply 😊
Awesome! In your sixth form's prospectus, they should have mentioned the texts (maybe have a look and see or give them an email?).

If you need any English Lit advice, I've just finished Year 13. If you end up doing some of the same texts as I did, I'll be glad to help!

P.S My friend did the exact same combination as you did (I'm not very science-y, but she is :lol:) and she loved it!
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I have just finished year 13 as well, i did A Level Maths, Chemistry and Physics. I used to do Further Maths and EPQ, but i ended up dropping them both
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I got this from the prospectus.

You will study three texts – one Shakespeare play, one
drama text and one poetry text – from the lists below.

Shakespeare:
• Coriolanus
• Hamlet
• Measure for Measure
• The Tempest
• Twelfth Night

Drama text:
• Marlow: Edward II
• Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
• Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer
• Ibsen: A Doll’s House
• Wilde: An Ideal Husband

Poetry text:
• Chaucer: The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
• Milton: Paradise Lost Books 9 & 10
• Coleridge: Selected Poems
• Tennyson: Maud
• Rossetti: Selected Poems


You will study at least two complete texts from
one of the following topics:

• American Literature 1880-1940
• The Gothic
• Dystopia
• Women in Literature
• The Immigrant Experience


You will study three pieces of literature (one
prose text, one poetry text and one drama text)
one of which must have been published or first
performed in 2000 or later. You will submit a close
reading, critical analysis on one of the texts and a
comparative essay on the other two.


That's a chunk to read, sorry. My exam board is OCR

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Awesome! In your sixth form's prospectus, they should have mentioned the texts (maybe have a look and see or give them an email?).

If you need any English Lit advice, I've just finished Year 13. If you end up doing some of the same texts as I did, I'll be glad to help!

P.S My friend did the exact same combination as you did (I'm not very science-y, but she is :lol:) and she loved it!
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I have just finished year 13 as well, i did A Level Maths, Chemistry and Physics. I used to do Further Maths and EPQ, but i ended up dropping them both
How did you find Chemistry? Do you have any advice?
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I got this from the prospectus.

You will study three texts – one Shakespeare play, one
drama text and one poetry text – from the lists below.

Shakespeare:
• Coriolanus
• Hamlet
• Measure for Measure
• The Tempest
• Twelfth Night

Drama text:
• Marlow: Edward II
• Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
• Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer
• Ibsen: A Doll’s House
• Wilde: An Ideal Husband

Poetry text:
• Chaucer: The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
• Milton: Paradise Lost Books 9 & 10
• Coleridge: Selected Poems
• Tennyson: Maud
• Rossetti: Selected Poems


You will study at least two complete texts from
one of the following topics:

• American Literature 1880-1940
• The Gothic
• Dystopia
• Women in Literature
• The Immigrant Experience


You will study three pieces of literature (one
prose text, one poetry text and one drama text)
one of which must have been published or first
performed in 2000 or later. You will submit a close
reading, critical analysis on one of the texts and a
comparative essay on the other two.


That's a chunk to read, sorry. My exam board is OCR
Ahh awesome! I did OCR too!

I ended up doing:
Hamlet for Shakespeare
Ibsen's A Doll's House for Drama Text
Rossetti for Selected Poems
and then Dystopia

If come September we have any in common, I can help out :yep:
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Ahh awesome! I did OCR too!

I ended up doing:
Hamlet for Shakespeare
Ibsen's A Doll's House for Drama Text
Rossetti for Selected Poems
and then Dystopia

If come September we have any in common, I can help out :yep:
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind!
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How did you find Chemistry? Do you have any advice?
which exam board are you doing
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It was alright but i would have learned better if the teacher that was teaching us didnt talk about his private life but instead taught us chemistry. Maybe use the websites that i already commented
If you are doing the AQA exam board I can always help you
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It was alright but i would have learned better if the teacher that was teaching us didnt talk about his private life but instead taught us chemistry. Maybe use the websites that i already commented
If you are doing the AQA exam board I can always help you
Ahh, I know what you mean about the private life talk. My science teacher constantly moved off topic and then blamed us for being behind. I'll check out the websites you commented and the sixth form I'll be going to does OCR for chemistry.
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Ahh, I know what you mean about the private life talk. My science teacher constantly moved off topic and then blamed us for being behind. I'll check out the websites you commented and the sixth form I'll be going to does OCR for chemistry.
I dont think chemguide would be much of a help as he mainly does it for AQA
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I dont think chemguide would be much of a help as he mainly does it for AQA
Check Physics and Maths tutor, if you have not used it before
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I'll be starting sixth form soon and I am going to be taking A-level Biology, Chemistry, and English Literature. I'm not so sure about what equipment I would need for the next two years. Any advice?

Thank you
I really recommend carrying a "day folder" in which you put the relevant parts of each subject you're studying that day into one folder, rather than carry individual folders for each subject and break your back. Keeping your main subject folders at home is a lifesaver for organisation.
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Check Physics and Maths tutor, if you have not used it before
I'll check it out thanks
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I really recommend carrying a "day folder" in which you put the relevant parts of each subject you're studying that day into one folder, rather than carry individual folders for each subject and break your back. Keeping your main subject folders at home is a lifesaver for organisation.
I'll keep that one in mind, thank youuu
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