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Can I learn Alevel bio and chem AS/A2 content in 5 months in prep for 2024 exams?

Hello, I need cc or c/d in both these subjects, will this be possible to attain in these few months if i put my head down? Any advice for learning content? Thanks in advance!
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Original post by Username454
Hello, I need cc or c/d in both these subjects, will this be possible to attain in these few months if i put my head down? Any advice for learning content? Thanks in advance!


You could learn enough material to get those grades in 5 months, but it will not be easy.

State which exam board you are with for each and I should be able to give some recommendations for chemistry resources. Hopefully someone else who did a full A level in biology can give you some recommendations, too.
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Thank you sooo much for your reply!!! I am doing ocr A chemistry and AQA biology. Right now I’m filling in gaps from gcse chem content. I’m aiming to finish that soon and start on AS content. I was going to Allery Chemistry, is he good to learn from?
Original post by Username454
Thank you sooo much for your reply!!! I am doing ocr A chemistry and AQA biology. Right now I’m filling in gaps from gcse chem content. I’m aiming to finish that soon and start on AS content. I was going to Allery Chemistry, is he good to learn from?

Allery chemistry is one of the better YouTube channels.

Studymind is good for various resources: https://studymind.co.uk

Physics and Maths tutor is a must: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com

MaChemGuy is definitely the best for OCR A chemistry: https://m.youtube.com/user/machemguy

Mr Murray-Green chemistry tutorials is also really good for OCR A: https://www.youtube.com/@mrmurraygreen

This should cover your PAGs for chemistry: https://chemrevise.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/practical-guide-ocr2.pdf

This channel, whilst geared towards AQA, does have some videos tackling OCR A past papers: https://www.youtube.com/@daviesa-levelchemistry1210
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Thank you will be using this, when you mentioned is will be difficult. Is this in regards to learning content or there not being enough time ?
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Also do you have a guide to follow like what topics should I know in and out for chem and by what time? In terms of covering modules 1-4 by mid January latest ect?
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Original post by Username454
Thank you will be using this, when you mentioned is will be difficult. Is this in regards to learning content or there not being enough time ?

It’s a combination of both. The material is difficult and to really build your understanding of it, you need to practice it fairly regularly. This will take a fair bit of time, which is a pain.

My recommendation would be to look at the YouTube channels I recommended you, check a few videos out and decide which ones you find the most helpful. That way, you can pick a few dedicated resources that you can stick to using in order to cover the content.

Using past paper questions and marking them is how you find out how well you have retained any knowledge from watching the various videos on YouTube and where your weakpoints are so you know what to revise.
Original post by Username454
Also do you have a guide to follow like what topics should I know in and out for chem and by what time? In terms of covering modules 1-4 by mid January latest ect?


I wouldn’t say there is a dedicated schedule as such. It really depends on where your strengths and weaknesses are. Modules you grasp relatively easily won’t need as much time spent on them compared to those you understand much less well.
I would estimate that you would want to get the AS part of the course (modules 1 - 4 for chemistry, I think) covered by the end of January and to have the A2 part of the course (modules 5 and 6, I think) finished by the end of March, giving you the rest of the time to consolidate everything. However, these are very optimistic estimates for how long it will take for you to cover all the material in two full A levels.

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