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Early Feedback on This Year's Exam Results

 

         "Hi *** got B in maths, C in physics and biology. He has been accepted by Coventry, his second choice, but he is disappointed he didn't do better .I am pleased though as he has had a challenging year or so. Thanks for all your help.”

 

        "Hi James, i got AAAB, with the B in chemistry. Thank you very much for your and Andy's help this year, and im sure i'll need it again next year."

  

         "Hi James, *** AS results were B for Chem, B for hist and C for Biol. She is happy but wants to bring her biol up she says, so can we book Andy again at some point. Thank you to him and to you for all your help. Hope you are having a good summer."

 

         "Hi it's ***! Just letting you know I got C in biology, A in chemistry and a D in physics, overall C! Thank you for everything."

 

         "James *** got an A in maths. Big thanks."

 

         "*** got A in maths,  A in physics, B in chemistry and B in biology.  He's intending taking all four for AS next year. Can he please have chem and biol alternate weeks from September plz?  Thanks."

 

 

         Congratulations to all our students we are really pleased when you get in touch and let us know how you did.

        

We also have more reviews for this year on our Facebook Page

 

Revision Tips Week

This week all our posts are on revision tips as we are now getting closer to the start of this years exams. Our first tip for the week is on mind mapping.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Monday, 4 May 2015

Science in the News

Something to get everyone thinking this Friday and see how many of these photos from the BBC quiz you can identify without the help of Google.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Friday, 1 May 2015

Another Earth Day post showing how important it is to remember the impact we have on our planet.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Thursday, 23 April 2015

This week we celebrated Earth Day and for the rest of this week we'll be posting some great articles featuring different events.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Science in the NewsA defective immune system in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome leaves people vulnerable to infections and bleeding.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Friday's Exam Tip

Sorry about this but Thursday's Exam Tip is a day late and for this week only it's Friday's Exam Tip. It's a simple,...

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Friday, 17 April 2015

Science in the News

This is a short quiz to find out just how much you know about the Hubble Space Telescope.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Wednesday, 15 April 2015

With summer just around the corner this article by Carl Zimmer explains why the immune system response to certain allergens might by more about evolution than environment.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Friday, 10 April 2015

Thursday's Exam Tip

 

Now is the time to start really thinking about how you are going to revise your topics for the upcoming exams. One good place to start is to make posters for each topic. Invest in a cheap roll of lining paper from a diy shop and then go through your notes and text books and make a start. Refine your notes down to fit a poster and then you will have a visual aid which you can put up in a bedroom or if your parents don't mind you can hang them all around the house. The process of working out what to put on the poster will help you revise each subject and then just having them on view will be a constant reminder, once in the exam room visualising the poster itself should aid your memory of the subject.

Current Science

Science and technology combine to reduce harmful chemicals from one of the most polluted cities in the world. Could all cities look like this in the future?

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Wednesday, 8 April 2015

History of Science

If you have an interest in the history of science, this is an amazing story.

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Thursday's Exam Tip

Thursday's exam TipIf you make a mistake on an exam script just cross it out with a single line. The obliteration not...

Posted by Conwy Science Tuition on Thursday, 2 April 2015

Science in the News

Science in the News

Current Science

Local Events

New Five Minute Science Video

A five minute science video on speed, distance and acceleration for GCSE physics

Current Science

Science in the News

Science in the News

 

I want to be a genius behind something when I grow up. Who do you want to be when you grow up? By the way, it's best not to grow up!

The The Genius Behind column from BBC Future The most amazing and sometimes little known technological and scientific breakthroughs of modern times, and the innovative minds behind them.
BBC.COM
 

New Five Minute Science Video

 A level physics; an explanation of mean drift velocity and a derivation of I=neAv

 

Hints and Tips

 

Life 

Mrs Gren

 

M movement

R respiration

S sensitivity

G growth

R reproduction

E excretion

N nutrition

GCSE biology GCSE science

Thursday's Exam Tip

Some key terms and exam tips.

Compare - Are the things alike or are there important differences? Which do you think is best? Why?

Contrast- Look for differences.

Criticise- Use the evidence to support your opinion on the value or merit of ideas, facts or views of others

Current Science

 

If you want to be a scientist and take part in real science, citizen science is for you. If you don’t believe me go a look at 
Zooniverse.com. You can log on and help with research, which
leads to publications.

One cool one is Whale FM (see link) it takes recordings of whale song and looks for patterns. It has only been going for a short time but has two publications in peer review journals (top scientific publications).

Science in the News

 

So what's so difficult about rocket science anyway? Just find a bomb and point in the right direction, don't you? Have a look at this and see what you may have to do.

Is rocket science really that complicated? Physicist Ben Ford makes three simple rockets that show the ideas that get lift-off are simpler than you may think.
 
 
 
BBC.CO.Uk
 

A Level Scienes and Maths Exam Dates 2015

 

13-May

Maths Core 1

19-May

Physics AS paper 1

20-May

Maths Core 2

21-May

Biol AS paper 1

22-May

Chem AS paper 1

01-Jun

Biol AS paper 2

02-Jun

Chem AS paper 2

03-Jun

Maths Core 3

04-Jun

Phys AS paper 2

05-Jun

Maths Mechanics 1 & 2

08-Jun

Biol A2 paper 4

09-Jun

Maths Statistics 1 & 2

10-Jun

Chem A2 paper 4

11-Jun

Phys A2 paper 4

12-Jun

Maths Core 4

15-Jun

Chem A2 paper 5

16-Jun

Maths Further Pure 1 & 2

17-Jun

Biol B A2 paper 5

18-Jun

Phys A2 paper 5

22-Jun

Maths Mechanics 3

22-Jun

Maths Statistics 3

24-Jun

Maths Further Pure 3

 

Thursday's Exam Tip

For QWC questions use good English. For those of you who don't read for pleasure, start now!

 

Books that Teens Wont Hate

Books that Teen Girls Forget

Books Your Teen will Love

One of the greatest experiments going on now, is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. If you've never heard CERN it's a huge research facility on the France-Switzerland border. If you don't think it has anything to do with you, it's where Tim Berners-Lee invented the codes that brought about the Internet. So what do they do there? Have a look at this link and find out.

Science in the News

Okay, I know I am supposed to be more enlightened, but there has to be some 'boys own' stuff in science. Check out some fast planes.

 

Flying the World's Fastest Plane

New Five Minute Science Video

Thursday's Exam Tip

 

Look at the number of marks. There is a simple formula that states the number marks is equal to the 

number of points you need to make in your answer.For a one pointer, just say one thing, don't write five sentences. For a six pointer, make sure you have made six points.

 

Current Science

We've all seen the reaction between alkali metals and water. If you haven't followed the links to the video.

You should know that:

alkali metal + water alkali metal hydroxide + hydrogen

We know that reacts vigorously because of the metallic structure. Metallic bonding is a matrix of positive ions surrounded by sea of delocalised electrons. The less electro negative the metal, the less tightly the electrons are held in the structure, a more reactive metal. Here is some original research showing what happens at the interface between the metal and the water as soon as the two are brought together.

 

Alkali Metals in Water

Coulomb explosion during the early stages of the reaction of alkali metals with ​water

Science in the News

If we don't find a different way of meeting our energy needs, but probably a little bit stuffed. In my humble opinion the future is nuclear fusion. Follow these links to hear an in-depth discussion on the subject and to find out more from BBC Bitesize.

 

Nuclear Fusion, In Our Time

Bitesize Fission and Fusion

Hints and Tips - Energy

Magnetic -  Energy in magnets and electromagnets

 

Electrical - Energy in moving or static electric charges

 

Kinetic - The energy in moving objects. Also called movement energy.

 

Heat -  Also called thermal energy

 

Electromagnetic radiation  -  Light energy, radio waves, UV  etc

 

Gravitational potential - Stored energy in objects  raised above the ground

 

Chemical - Stored energy in fuel, foods and batteries  (the energy in chemical bonds)

 

Sound - Energy released by vibrating objects  (including the molecules year)

 

Elastic potential - Stored energy in stretched or squashed objects

 

Nuclear - Stored in the nuclei of atoms.

 

 

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be changed in one form into another.

 

When changing energy from one form to another the change is never 100%, there was always waste energy normally in the form of heat.


 

 

 

Forms of Energy

 

Curriculum/Primer - Forms of Energy

 

BBC Bitesize GCSE - Energy

 

 

 

New Five Minute Science Video

This week's five minute lesson is an A level chemistry one. The tests to distinguish between aldehydes and ketones.

Thursday's Revision Tips

 

Read the question! I know you "read the question" otherwise how can you answer it. But do you read it properly? Do you read every word? It's very easy to see the question in which the first sentence talks about let's say respiration, and think the question is about just that. Especially in higher level exams this is rarely the case. Read every word carefully.

 

We are very lucky, we are living through the greatest period of scientific exploration in our history. If you don't believe me, just think about what has been happening just recently. We have found ways of controlling the diseases that in the past killed millions.

 

We have experiments looking at fundamentals of matter that we didn't realise existed when I was born (okay that was nearly half-century ago). We've also managed to place machines on small pieces of rock hurtling at ludicrous speeds through space. I think were doing pretty well. We've more about the latest on the Rosetta mission by following these links.

 

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Space - Science, Rosetta

Science is not about the knowledge, science is a technique for uncovering knowledge. Listen to this episode of the infinite monkey cage to discover how easy it is for us to be deceived. This is why we need science. For further information read  the “how science works”section of your textbook the next time you have five minutes in class.

 

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Conwy Science Tuition launches Five Minute Science Video

 

Conwy Science Tuition is producing a series of five-minute videos each covering an aspect of GCSE or A-level science and maths. Each week a new video will appear on the website, Facebook page and the "Five Minute Science" YouTube Channel.The first video is of an experiment to investigate respiration in plants.

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