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Preparing for a-levels resources

I've done my gcses and want to do biology, chemistry and physics (and potentially maths based on my grade). To be more prepared and ready for 'the jump' from gcses to alevel i want to get ahead and study the first few topics for each subject - are there any free resources for studying these a levels online?
ChemRevise - it is mainly revision notes, but it summarises things well and concisely, not sure if that's helpful though

Which exam boards are going to be using for bio and chem?
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(Original post by simxne_)ChemRevise - it is mainly revision notes, but it summarises things well and concisely, not sure if that's helpful though

Which exam boards are going to be using for bio and chem?

thank you ill check that out

its aqa
Original post by sh1lz4
(Original post by simxne_)ChemRevise - it is mainly revision notes, but it summarises things well and concisely, not sure if that's helpful though

Which exam boards are going to be using for bio and chem?

thank you ill check that out

its aqa

ah okay, I did OCR A chem and AQA bio. there will be things online but I'm not sure if I can think of much - I mainly used the textbook which I have on Kerboodle and the CGP revision guide, alongside resources from my lessons. sorry!

(I added another post further down 🙂)
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General resources:

PMT (notes and topic specific questions): https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com

Study Mind: https://studymind.co.uk

Plutonium science: https://plutoniumscience.com

Chemistry resources:

The Exam Formula (my favoured source of past papers): https://www.theexamformula.co.uk/

Allery Chemistry: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCPtWS4fCi25YHw5SPGdPz0g

Dr Clay (Website): https://drclays-alevelchemistry.com/

Dr Clay (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/user/DocClay1978?app=desktop

Eliot Rintoul: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCps4gUjfZsu6-b-7mwK41lg

MaChemGuy: https://m.youtube.com/user/machemguy

Mathematics resources:

BicenMaths: https://m.youtube.com/c/BicenMaths

TLmaths: https://m.youtube.com/c/TLMaths/playlists

ExamSolutions (website): https://www.examsolutions.net

Examsolutions (youtube): https://m.youtube.com/user/ExamSolutions

Mathsmadeeasy: https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk

Physics resources:

Alevelphysicsonline (Website): https://www.alevelphysicsonline.com

Alevelphysicsonline (Youtube): https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCZzatyx-xC-Dl_VVUVHYDYw


Sorry didn’t do biology, can’t help with that
those resources are good for chemistry and physicsandmathstutor is great for both biology and chemistry (I didn't take physics or maths), I mainly used it for past paper questions and practicals.

Miss Estruch on YouTube is really good for biology if you want videos - she has videos on each topic and explains things really well.
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Original post by sh1lz4
I've done my gcses and want to do biology, chemistry and physics (and potentially maths based on my grade). To be more prepared and ready for 'the jump' from gcses to alevel i want to get ahead and study the first few topics for each subject - are there any free resources for studying these a levels online?


Hasn't your school set prep work for the summer? For maths google as there's plenty of free booklets wet by schools.

I wouldn't take 4 A levels btw. What are you aiming to do at university?
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Original post by Muttley79
Hasn't your school set prep work for the summer? For maths google as there's plenty of free booklets wet by schools.

I wouldn't take 4 A levels btw. What are you aiming to do at university?

nope my school hasnt set anything as far as im aware, i appreciate the advice tho
and im planning on studying medicine, many people have said that taking maths would benefit me as it would help support physics but i've also been warned about a hefty workload with four a levels
Original post by sh1lz4
nope my school hasnt set anything as far as im aware, i appreciate the advice tho
and im planning on studying medicine, many people have said that taking maths would benefit me as it would help support physics but i've also been warned about a hefty workload with four a levels


Edexcel produce a suite of transition resources on their Teacher only website. I can't share these but you could e-mail your teacher and ask about them?

The AMSP has these: https://amsp.org.uk/resource/transition

Dr Frost has great GCSE revision: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php?year=Full%20Coverage%20Revision%20Worksheets&term=GCSE

Daily challenges: https://nrich.maths.org/secondary-summer2022

UKMT also have a weekly challenge
Original post by sh1lz4
nope my school hasnt set anything as far as im aware, i appreciate the advice tho
and im planning on studying medicine, many people have said that taking maths would benefit me as it would help support physics but i've also been warned about a hefty workload with four a levels


Ask if you can do maths as an AS level?

The only required maths content not covered at GCSE for chemistry and physics, introduced at A level is logarithms, which you do in the year 12 part of A level maths.

You basically get everything you need for A level chemistry and physics within the first year of A level maths, plus you get a few ucas points from the AS rather than just dropping it outright.
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Original post by Muttley79
Edexcel produce a suite of transition resources on their Teacher only website. I can't share these but you could e-mail your teacher and ask about them?

The AMSP has these: https://amsp.org.uk/resource/transition

Dr Frost has great GCSE revision: https://www.drfrostmaths.com/sow.php?year=Full%20Coverage%20Revision%20Worksheets&term=GCSE

Daily challenges: https://nrich.maths.org/secondary-summer2022

UKMT also have a weekly challenge

thats a good shout, i'll email them to ask what they can provide
and i appreciate those resources 👍
Original post by TypicalNerd
Ask if you can do maths as an AS level?

The only required maths content not covered at GCSE for chemistry and physics, introduced at A level is logarithms, which you do in the year 12 part of A level maths.

You basically get everything you need for A level chemistry and physics within the first year of A level maths, plus you get a few ucas points from the AS rather than just dropping it outright.

Oh right, I wasn't fully aware of the full extent of it - thank you. I'll ask about the spec and doing it for only AS-level
Original post by sh1lz4
Oh right, I wasn't fully aware of the full extent of it - thank you. I'll ask about the spec and doing it for only AS-level


May I ask which exam boards you are doing for each subject? I can give you the specifications directly, if you’d like.
for the sciences it's AQA and maths is Edexcel (though the maths spec and all is the one I'm actually unsure about)

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