Resources for A-level Chemistry and Biology

How to avoid procrastination

If you learn how to avoid procrastination your study time will be more effective, and quite frankly, less miserable. I’m speaking from experience here. I wasted so much time faffing around when I should have been studying, and all it did was frustrate me and meant I spent even more time ‘revising’ than I needed…

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What to do if you struggle with timing in the exam

Many A-level students struggle with timing in the exam, and if you’ve recently sat your mock exams you might have found that you’re one of them. It’s important that you spend an appropriate amount of time on exam questions for 2 reasons. (This is obvious) If you spend too long on questions you’ll either have…

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Organic nomenclature for A-level Chemistry video library

Organic nomenclature is an important part of A-level Chemistry but something that a lot of students are unsure of. Learning the rules is one thing, but dealing with the variety of compounds you might come across is another thing entirely. This video library is here to help you with the latter. Each short video will…

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A-level Chemistry 10 more tips: 31-40

This is the fourth in a series of posts to help you learn how to approach problems in Chemistry, show you easy ways to do the hard stuff and help you avoid common mistakes. If you missed A-level Chemistry tips 1-10 you’ll find them here, if you missed tips 11-21 they’re here and tips 31-40 are here….

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Exam technique for A-level Chemistry and Biology: My number one tip

I’ve written about the mistake that A-level Biology students make with exam technique and I’ve given you some detailed advice about specific aspects of A-level Biology exam technique here. I’ll give you some advice on Chemistry exam technique shortly. But whether you’re studying Biology or Chemistry, the most important part of your exam technique is…

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A-level Biology exam technique
tips 1-5

When it comes to A-level Biology exam technique, most students don’t really know where they’re going wrong, or what to do about it. This post follows on from the introductory post, which describes a major mistake that many students make with exam technique. Here, I’ll give you 5 A-level Biology exam technique tips that will…

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