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GCSE to A level transition (Bio/Chem/Psychology/English Lit)

CGP was elite for GCSEs, but I've heard its too simplifying for A levels. What are cognito and CGP alternatives for A levels?
Cognito was so good but I can't find any websites for A levels that teach me content
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Genuinely any websites/textbooks that I can use to keep going through the content would be so appreciated
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Hi
I can only advise for English Lit as don't take the other subjects. I haven't found the jump too bad (got a B in my end of Year 12 Mocks). The jump wasn't too horrific. There is more focus on critical literary theory at A-level and also they don't want micro-analysis of texts - more focus on the 'big picture'. Here are some of the websites I use of English Lit.
Drama Online (Not sure if your school has a subscription. Useful for watching plays so you can analyse stagecraft in the drama section. Not 100% sure if your school will need a subscription to this)
https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/
English & Media Centre magazine https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/ - really good for critical interpretations
Physics & Maths tutor - character info, mock essays, themes etc https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/. They also have some stuff for chem/bio/psych
York Note Textbooks - I have these for Streetcar Named Desire and Wuthering Heights
If you give me your specific english texts, i might be able to provide more detailed advice?

Original post by ReynaRamirez
CGP was elite for GCSEs, but I've heard its too simplifying for A levels. What are cognito and CGP alternatives for A levels?
Cognito was so good but I can't find any websites for A levels that teach me content
For Chemistry, firstly, I highly suggest getting into a routine of regular revision since it is a very content heavy subject (my school decided to do some yr13 topics in yr12 as well). As per revision resources:
Youtube: AlleryChemistry, The Organic Chemistry tutor.
Websites: Chemrevise, DocBrown's Chemistry (great resource with literally everything and not many ppl know about it idk how, it was a bit difficult to find, but its great)
Also if you have great teachers, please use them first if you have any doubts.
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