Welcome new chemists whether at Bancroft’s or elsewhere to your new A-level course. Just a little bit of advice to start you off. I shall not try to describe what a perfect pupil is and hope you all become one, but there are a couple of attributes you should all try to take note of.
- When you come across a question you can’t do off the top of your head, don’t give up and leave it blank. Try to find the answer out! Look in the text book, the revision guides and powerpoint notes on here, Google it, ask for help- anything that works. Questions at the start of the A-level are not going to be that hard to find the answer for.
- Ask for help when you need it. In my experience over the years, it is generally the best students who ask the most questions. I often find it is the pupil destined for Oxbridge that will be tracking me down with a little list of points they would like some clarification on.
I will post some more specific chemistry advice as we go through the year.
Good luck and enjoy. It’s a great subject