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Stuck at a grade 7 GCSE AQA chemistry (triple)

Hello everyone, I am a year 10 student and we have some really important mocks in about a week that decide our predicted grades.

Our teachers made an attempt to predict our grades a few months back- and they were lower than I had expected; I think I could have gotten higher.

For example they predicted me a 6 in chemistry, but every time I do a past paper I get a grade 7.

I want to study chemistry A level at a prestigous 6th form, so when I apply I obviously want my predicted grades to be very high.

I miss most of my marks due to the mark scheme, I don't word it exactly how they worded it, and the mark scheme says to "ignore" stuff which is also where I lose loads of marks.

Does anyone have any tips on how I can push my grade up to a grade 8 or 9 for the mocks?

Also, so if I were to get a grade 7- what grade do you think they would predict me? (seeing as they predicted me a grade 6 before).

Everything I just said also applies to physics

Thanks!
(edited 1 month ago)
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Original post by School_Student99
Hello everyone, I am a year 10 student and we have some really important mocks in about a week that decide our predicted grades.
Our teachers made an attempt to predict our grades a few months back- and they were lower than I had expected; I think I could have gotten higher.
For example they predicted me a 6 in chemistry, but every time I do a past paper I get a grade 7.
I want to study chemistry A level at a prestigous 6th form, so when I apply I obviously want my predicted grades to be very high.
I miss most of my marks due to the mark scheme, I don't word it exactly how they worded it, and the mark scheme says to "ignore" stuff which is also where I lose loads of marks.
Does anyone have any tips on how I can push my grade up to a grade 8 or 9 for the mocks?
Also, so if I were to get a grade 7- what grade do you think they would predict me? (seeing as they predicted me a grade 6 before).
Everything I just said also applies to physics
Thanks!

probably a 7 or 8 - were the mocks actual papers or modified
Original post by hh1209
probably a 7 or 8 - were the mocks actual papers or modified

The mocks that are coming up are the actual papers, but for science we are only doing paper 1.

We had "mocks" previously which is what our teachers tried to predicted our grades off of, but they were quite modified.
Reply 3
Original post by School_Student99
The mocks that are coming up are the actual papers, but for science we are only doing paper 1.
We had "mocks" previously which is what our teachers tried to predicted our grades off of, but they were quite modified.

not sure then - sometimes I got dodgy predicted
Original post by hh1209
not sure then - sometimes I got dodgy predicted

Thanks for your help!
Original post by School_Student99
Hello everyone, I am a year 10 student and we have some really important mocks in about a week that decide our predicted grades.
Our teachers made an attempt to predict our grades a few months back- and they were lower than I had expected; I think I could have gotten higher.
For example they predicted me a 6 in chemistry, but every time I do a past paper I get a grade 7.
I want to study chemistry A level at a prestigous 6th form, so when I apply I obviously want my predicted grades to be very high.
I miss most of my marks due to the mark scheme, I don't word it exactly how they worded it, and the mark scheme says to "ignore" stuff which is also where I lose loads of marks.
Does anyone have any tips on how I can push my grade up to a grade 8 or 9 for the mocks?
Also, so if I were to get a grade 7- what grade do you think they would predict me? (seeing as they predicted me a grade 6 before).
Everything I just said also applies to physics
Thanks!

hi, I'm Year 11 predicted 9 in AQA chemistry. Chemistry questions, unlike physics and biology are exactly the same, disguised under a slightly different experiment or context. Change your answers to the answers on the mark scheme. For example, why does graphite conduct electricity? The mark scheme will say to ignore or do not accept electrons moving throughout the structure. The correct answer is delocalised electrons can move through the structure. Things like this can really raise your grade. For chemistry, know your content word-for-word and you'll get a great mark. This same cannot be applied as much for physics, and especially biology; they tend to test your common sense and ability to understand a situation in the question, rather than your actual academic memorisation of the content...

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