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Tips to get A* in A'levels

Discussion in 'International A And AS Level' started by XPFMember, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. The Godfather

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    Does anyone know why the grade threshold for Thinking Skills says that the total number of marks for the AS level is 100 marks?
    Isn't it 30 (paper 1) + 45 (paper 2) = 75 marks?
     
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    Hi everyone:)
    I've started a site which will provide you with solved papers showing all the steps in the working and with useful tips on the side. The best part is that when you look at a solved paper, you can look at commonly made mistakes and learn from them.Please do check it out!
    https://sites.google.com/site/fromatoscom/home
     
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    Haha it's because that's how they are graded in the UK.
    My teacher once told me that grade boundaries depend on the highest scorer in your region. If the highest achieved in my zone is 48 / 50, then 100% would be a 48, and then GT's would be set from there, but that's wrong.
    CIE has it's own special marking system, called the Uniform Mark Scale. It's different for every paper.
    The UMS GT boundaries never change, and to compensate for it they change the paper boundaries compared to the UMS.
    Say my paper is actually 50 marks, but in UMS is actually 75. If an A in UMS is 60 / 75, they will find the equivalence grade in your paper, but that depends on a. how the paper was and b. the response by the candidates.
    The same is for AS Chemistry - it's 140 marks but UMS makes it 130. :)
     
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    Jazakallah
     
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    Its nice that u re helping AS level students.But i would feel very glad if u can help me out with A2 level physics both the papers .plz help
    and if u can solve english language past paper of AS level then it will be very helpful for me.plz help
     
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    I'm solving these papers while studying for my own exams so I'll put up the A2 papers later this year as I start preparing for my own A2 exam. As for your English request, I'll try and put up some solved papers.
     
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    ohk means u re in AS level
    and plz give some advice in english language
    becoz i am very in bad in that ...............and upload english language solved papers
    thank u for
    ur help ....................and is there anyone who can help me in A2 phy both papers
     
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    I've just started AS level.
    Can anyone give me good advice about how i should move forward in order to get A* in Chem Phy and Math
     
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    Go to first page, there XPF member had given a great advice. :)
    Summary :¬
    Chemistry, just go through book, clear all concepts of organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, solve the chapter wise questions in papers, dont go on extra resource if you find the chemistry hard, coz you'll get confused, and if you are master in chemistry, go to other boards questions like IB and any other, as question helps to test our knowledge, if you find that something is missing, open ur book and clear that concept again.

    Physics, I gave 2 months for physics, I have very less time for it, but though I'll get B grade or A. So physics is not hard if you go through the concepts very thoroughly. The key for physics is, create your own diagram notes, that will be very easy for formulas and concepts to get cleared, you can also use this for chemistry as well. Dont take physics lightly, they twist a lot. But as I said, clear all of your concepts, go through online materials, and cover all the major part, try to derive formulas and learn the estimates.

    Math, it requires a daily practice of 30 - 45 minutes, not more than that per day. Here also the key to success is to clear all the major concepts, and take a piece of a paper and write down all the formula you need to use in exams, trust me I used examsolution site, which helped me alot for exams. GO FOR IT HERE --- > EXAMSOLUTIONS.

    To conclude the main thing is to clear concept, solve papers, solve a lot.. make ur mind a puzzle, and solve it :) It is fun studying :)

    All the best, brother. :)
     
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    I got unexpectedly 3C's in AS maths,phy nd chem :cry::(,is there any chance I can make em 3 A's overall by performing well in A2 or will I b stuck wid C's or even lower :(. I hav lost hope now(n) ,I was an A* student till O'levs only :cry:
     
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    I guess u can improve to a B, but A2 is much harder than AS
     
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    A friend of mine was in the same situation a year before. Even then she got A B B this year, so I think it is possible.
     
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    Well done man... I have read whatever u wrote and I do agree with ur experience....HATS OFF!!....(y)
     
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    Dont lose heart. Keep on trying and never give up. Even though A2 Level is harder, but its not impossible. Make sure u study regular and u will be good for the upcoming examinations.....

    NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!!!!;)
     
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    jazakAllah khairun for the tips, A levels gonna start within a few weeks i hope in sha Allah alls gonna go well
     
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