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I'm doing A-Level Chemistry and Physics OCR, if anybody was looking for a study-buddy i figured i'd stick my head in cus i'm up for it.

Done A-Level Maths already, but don't think i'm going to be of much help cus I don't remember much about it, just nostalgia 🥲

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Original post by crazyhuman007
I'm doing A-Level Chemistry and Physics OCR, if anybody was looking for a study-buddy i figured i'd stick my head in cus i'm up for it.
Done A-Level Maths already, but don't think i'm going to be of much help cus I don't remember much about it, just nostalgia 🥲


Aah i was looking for a study buddy but I do bio chem and psych all AQA TT
aahh, most people are doing AQA tbh, how's AQA chem? wondering how it differs from ocr, diff specs are weird but interesting
Original post by crazyhuman007
aahh, most people are doing AQA tbh, how's AQA chem? wondering how it differs from ocr, diff specs are weird but interesting


Its pretty klm, i find it fun but apparently it gets harder
you in year 12 right?
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Original post by crazyhuman007
I'm doing A-Level Chemistry and Physics OCR, if anybody was looking for a study-buddy i figured i'd stick my head in cus i'm up for it.
Done A-Level Maths already, but don't think i'm going to be of much help cus I don't remember much about it, just nostalgia 🥲

Hey I take ocr chem as well! But I do Edexcel physics
How do you find the questions? Personally I think OCR is less obscure compared to some of the Edexcel and AQA stuff I’ve seen lol
Original post by Nat4695
Hey I take ocr chem as well! But I do Edexcel physics
How do you find the questions? Personally I think OCR is less obscure compared to some of the Edexcel and AQA stuff I’ve seen lol

Questions for OCR Chem are decent like it's not overly complicated, I don't do super well, but I get what the questions are asking and it's just a matter of knowing chemistry or not.
Physics...is a whole different matter, you learn the syllabus, you do the practice questions from the book...but then you do a practice past paper and it's like you haven't learnt anything.

OCR Physics has disgusting questions, but I'd say AQA has the worst questions. I remember doing Edexcel for A-Level Maths and it was cool, like not crazy hard, and the questions made sense. It might differ for Physics, but i'll let you tell me how you feel about Edexcel Physics...?

The thing among at least 3 generations of OCR Physics students from my school is:
"Learn the syllabus? Good for you..now learn the past paper."
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Original post by crazyhuman007
Questions for OCR Chem are decent like it's not overly complicated, I don't do super well, but I get what the questions are asking and it's just a matter of knowing chemistry or not.
Physics...is a whole different matter, you learn the syllabus, you do the practice questions from the book...but then you do a practice past paper and it's like you haven't learnt anything.
OCR Physics has disgusting questions, but I'd say AQA has the worst questions. I remember doing Edexcel for A-Level Maths and it was cool, like not crazy hard, and the questions made sense. It might differ for Physics, but i'll let you tell me how you feel about Edexcel Physics...?
The thing among at least 3 generations of OCR Physics students from my school is:
"Learn the syllabus? Good for you..now learn the past paper."

Oh gosh ocr physics sounds nasty…
I mean Edexcel physics is pretty okay, but sometimes the questions my teachers pull up… they’re a different story. I haven’t done that many past papers but it’s definitely not as bad as OCR seems to be.
OCR maths which I also do, on the other hand is surprisingly nice. Like the questions can get hard but it’s never impossible and you can pretty much always recognise what you have to do it’s more of whether you can actually avoid the silly mistakes and get to the right answer.
And yeah for chem I agree, it’s just a matter of knowing the content.
Original post by Nat4695
Oh gosh ocr physics sounds nasty…
I mean Edexcel physics is pretty okay, but sometimes the questions my teachers pull up… they’re a different story. I haven’t done that many past papers but it’s definitely not as bad as OCR seems to be.
OCR maths which I also do, on the other hand is surprisingly nice. Like the questions can get hard but it’s never impossible and you can pretty much always recognise what you have to do it’s more of whether you can actually avoid the silly mistakes and get to the right answer.
And yeah for chem I agree, it’s just a matter of knowing the content.

OCR maths? not many people i know have done that one, and i thought it was one of the hardest specifications for maths, but evidently not. Tbh, Maths...i feel like most people lost their marks on silly mistakes, they are so small, but so annoying they add up and all of a sudden you've lost 10 marks just from those.
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Original post by crazyhuman007
OCR maths? not many people i know have done that one, and i thought it was one of the hardest specifications for maths, but evidently not. Tbh, Maths...i feel like most people lost their marks on silly mistakes, they are so small, but so annoying they add up and all of a sudden you've lost 10 marks just from those.

I mean I did it for GCSE as well and it was definitely much harder. I think the thing with OCR is the methods can be simple but very hard to precisely carry out the calculations, it’s easy to get muddled up but then I feel it’s the same for most exam boards . But the silly mistakes are genuinely the worst, I accidentally read a coordinate as -8 instead of 8 (it was like an eraser bit on the paper 💀) and before you know it I’ve done the question properly but for the wrong number and lost all 9 marks 😢😢 realised in the last 3 mins and had enough to time to scrap a few marks in the end tho lmao
Original post by Nat4695
I mean I did it for GCSE as well and it was definitely much harder. I think the thing with OCR is the methods can be simple but very hard to precisely carry out the calculations, it’s easy to get muddled up but then I feel it’s the same for most exam boards . But the silly mistakes are genuinely the worst, I accidentally read a coordinate as -8 instead of 8 (it was like an eraser bit on the paper 💀) and before you know it I’ve done the question properly but for the wrong number and lost all 9 marks 😢😢 realised in the last 3 mins and had enough to time to scrap a few marks in the end tho lmao

holy crappp, not even an ecf mark was awarded?? That's horribblle, I hate when they do things like that
Original post by crazyhuman007
holy crappp, not even an ecf mark was awarded?? That's horribblle, I hate when they do things like that
I’ve never seen anyone get an ecf mark in my class😭😭 I’m not sure if it’s my teachers or the mark scheme
Original post by Nat4695
I’ve never seen anyone get an ecf mark in my class😭😭 I’m not sure if it’s my teachers or the mark scheme

WHAT??!?!?! It's Maths, how can't you get an ECF, Nahhh, if that's OCR Mark scheme it'd make so much sense, the little shii--anyway, check the mark scheme yourself, maybe it's your teacher and you are getting a lower mark than what you shoud?
Original post by crazyhuman007
WHAT??!?!?! It's Maths, how can't you get an ECF, Nahhh, if that's OCR Mark scheme it'd make so much sense, the little shii--anyway, check the mark scheme yourself, maybe it's your teacher and you are getting a lower mark than what you shoud?

Hahaha it’s on brand for OCR fr but il have a look just in case 😭
That reminds me I did this ocr chem question with ideal gas law DID EVERYTHING RIGHT and I just forgot to convert cm3 to m3 I converted it dm3 instead . Mark scheme literally didn’t even mention ecfs until like the 4th step😢
Original post by Nat4695
Hahaha it’s on brand for OCR fr but il have a look just in case 😭
That reminds me I did this ocr chem question with ideal gas law DID EVERYTHING RIGHT and I just forgot to convert cm3 to m3 I converted it dm3 instead . Mark scheme literally didn’t even mention ecfs until like the 4th step😢

ooohh, yeh i always do that, and funny thing I didn't realise why i was getting it wrong cus i couldnt see it and then i realised like a month later...yes..a month.

also, you'd have gotten like 4 marks, right? if it's a 6 marker
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Original post by crazyhuman007
ooohh, yeh i always do that, and funny thing I didn't realise why i was getting it wrong cus i couldnt see it and then i realised like a month later...yes..a month.
also, you'd have gotten like 4 marks, right? if it's a 6 marker

it was a 9 marker, coordinate geometry and calc mixed, i think i got like 6 coz i changed it but didnt have time to write out the right stuff, and omg yeh theres been times i was racking my brains not knowing how to get the final answers until i finally ask someone and ofc they point out i jus flipped the signs lmaooo
Original post by Nat4695
it was a 9 marker, coordinate geometry and calc mixed, i think i got like 6 coz i changed it but didnt have time to write out the right stuff, and omg yeh theres been times i was racking my brains not knowing how to get the final answers until i finally ask someone and ofc they point out i jus flipped the signs lmaooo

damnn, okay, well at least you realised.
One time my class and I did a past paper, we handed it in as homework and then went over it with the teacher, there was smth that was like 0.12 and me AND my friend both saw 0.21 so got the calculation wrong and lost like 3 marks cus of it. hate when that happens, I also am really bad at actually reading questions so i make myself underline important parts of the question...just so that i actually read it and know what i need to do
Original post by crazyhuman007
you in year 12 right?


Yupp
Original post by limbobimbo
Yupp

ahh, i'm in year 13, good luck :smile:)
Original post by crazyhuman007
ahh, i'm in year 13, good luck :smile:)


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