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how i can i get A* in biology maths and chem please show me fully guidance
Original post by frigid-latch
how i can i get A* in biology maths and chem please show me fully guidance

Im not sure if english is your first language or not but Im afraid you'll have to edit that in some way to make it make a semblance of sense
if you want A* you have to know everything inside out, meaning you should perhaps work from the specification and use it as a checklist. if you have a textbook you’re reading, make sure it covers all the spec points (if not then you’ll have to research some stuff by yourself) as a lot of textbooks are only at a B grade level.

colourcode all the sections in the spec to see what you need to work on most and start with those first.

allery chemistry is rly good for chem. for bio there’s a lot of processes to remember so you can maybe write down each step of the processes on flashcards and try to put them in order or just memorise it like a story with acronyms and stuff. also for biology, the youtube channel ‘A level biology help’ saved me as she explains things clearly and goes through good exam questions without waffling - it’s good for getting the basics down.

for maths if you want to push yourself you could try solomon papers as they’re meant to be harder so then you’ll find the actual paper easier.
Original post by frigid-latch
how i can i get A* in biology maths and chem please show me fully guidance

Hi @frigid-latch,

Unfortunately I can't help you with maths, but I did do biology and chemistry during my A-levels. Here is how I revised for them:

For biology, a lot of the content requires memorising- definitions, mechanisms, processes. Flashcards were the best revision tool in my opinion for biology. For many of the biological processes in the subject, I would write them down in a bullet point format on flashcards and memorise them that way. It's important to be precise with the keywords because using the right keywords can give you a mark on the exam. For every topic I would also summarise them using the 'cornell method'. I would make these notes by referring to the specification points to make sure I include all the important information. These summary sheets were also super helpful for me when mock exams came around, as I could just read through them if I needed a refresh.

In terms of chemistry, for inorganic you would be required to be familiar with calculations so do practice some past paper questions covering those. Whereas for organic chemistry, you would be required to have a good understanding of organic mechanisms and naming organic compounds. Depending on your exam board, you may be required to draw out these mechanisms as well. There are plenty videos online highlighting the processes of these mechanisms.

For both subjects, I recommend that you constantly refer to your specification points as you revise. A lot of students don't take advantage of their spec points and overlook it. The spec points tell you exactly everything you need to know, nothing more and nothing less.

Hope this helps,
Danish
BCU Student Rep
Original post by frigid-latch
how i can i get A* in biology maths and chem please show me fully guidance

For math, you should do topicals as soon as you're done with the topic at school. It will help you build a really strong foundation. After you are done with a paper, start doing past papers and don't stop or else you will lose your flow and will have to start over again. This will help you build a very strong foundation. Also, as @sighhhhhhhh mentioned, attempt questions that are harder.

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