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What do you wish you did different doing bio chem and maths at a level. I’m in year 13 and have 6 months left. Advice for wanting a*s in all subjects
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I did not do math, but for chem I would definetely have done more papers. Past papers to be precise. Also for bio, for memorizing the chunks that do need to be memorized (even chem) I would have used spaced repetition using something like anki instead of going about it the normal way and rereaading & highlighting notes as the primary mode of studying.
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I did not do math, but for chem I would definetely have done more papers. Past papers to be precise. Also for bio, for memorizing the chunks that do need to be memorized (even chem) I would have used spaced repetition using something like anki instead of going about it the normal way and rereaading & highlighting notes as the primary mode of studying.
Thank you! Do you think in 6 months I can go from d/e in my subjects to B’s or A’s. Also for biology I’m finding applying my knowledge in exam questions I find it so hard! Like the questions sometimes I feel like I haven’t covered the content. If you dont mind me asking what grades did you get
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Thank you! Do you think in 6 months I can go from d/e in my subjects to B’s or A’s. Also for biology I’m finding applying my knowledge in exam questions I find it so hard! Like the questions sometimes I feel like I haven’t covered the content. If you dont mind me asking what grades did you get
I'm not from the UK I'm from Sri Lanka but for our A lvls I got an A for bio and B for chem. which is why I wish I wish I'd done more past papers for chem. Our biology paper has a lot of focus on memorization so spaced repetition would work wonders. But if you're struggling with the concepts, I'd reccomend being thourough with the concepts first. I used Prof Eric Landers Fundamentals of Biology video series over at ocw.mit.edu for learning the concepts espeically of genetics & molecular biology. And used EdX too. If you're thorough with the fundamental concepts you probably won't have a problem of wiritng answers on the spot. (or at least write a semblance of an answer 😄) Also ofc if you put in the work, there's nothing stopping you from achieving all As.
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I'm not from the UK I'm from Sri Lanka but for our A lvls I got an A for bio and B for chem. which is why I wish I wish I'd done more past papers for chem. Our biology paper has a lot of focus on memorization so spaced repetition would work wonders. But if you're struggling with the concepts, I'd reccomend being thourough with the concepts first. I used Prof Eric Landers Fundamentals of Biology video series over at ocw.mit.edu for learning the concepts espeically of genetics & molecular biology. And used EdX too. If you're thorough with the fundamental concepts you probably won't have a problem of wiritng answers on the spot. (or at least write a semblance of an answer 😄) Also ofc if you put in the work, there's nothing stopping you from achieving all As.
Thank you so much for your advice it’s very helpful!
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I'm not from the UK I'm from Sri Lanka but for our A lvls I got an A for bio and B for chem. which is why I wish I wish I'd done more past papers for chem. Our biology paper has a lot of focus on memorization so spaced repetition would work wonders. But if you're struggling with the concepts, I'd reccomend being thourough with the concepts first. I used Prof Eric Landers Fundamentals of Biology video series over at ocw.mit.edu for learning the concepts espeically of genetics & molecular biology. And used EdX too. If you're thorough with the fundamental concepts you probably won't have a problem of wiritng answers on the spot. (or at least write a semblance of an answer 😄) Also ofc if you put in the work, there's nothing stopping you from achieving all As.
Also What is edX i though it was just higher level courses?
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What do you wish you did different doing bio chem and maths at a level. I’m in year 13 and have 6 months left. Advice for wanting a*s in all subjects
I would defo revise answers from the biology mark scheme! I kept getting Bs in bio despite knowing all the content well and couldn’t figure out why, revising from the mark scheme showed me what key words they’re looking for and I got my A😊😊
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I also got an A in maths, I don’t think I even looked in a textbook the entire two years😂 I just did every practise paper I could find and tried to learn everything I could by heart (eg sin cos tan values!) whilst you have your calculator, this will save you time in the exams
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Also What is edX i though it was just higher level courses?
they're fundamentals of biology course sort of helps out with the core concepts. But yes they do have other higher level courses too
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