So I'm applying for cambridge A levels July intake in Taylor's College and the subjects I have in mind currently are Biology, Chemistry, Math and Psychology.
I've heard that there's a lot to memorize for bio, chem and psychology. I'm aiming for all A's. Anyone taken those subjects before? How do you guys find in terms of difficulty? How tough will it be with my combination of subjects?
Btw, I'm applying for Taylor's U residence for accommodation. Anyone knows what is there around there? Transportation? Food choices? Shopping malls?
Your experiences and opinions will be much appreciated
I am CIE A-Level leaver. I am here to sell my textbooks in a very cheap price (not even half at the price I bought last time).
These are the following books available:
1) Cambridge Advanced Level Mathematics (Statistics P6) CIE TextBook (ORIGINAL VERSION!).
-Bought at RM56.
-184 pages, in good condition, a very little bit of note written inside.
-Sold at RM 25!
2) Step-by-Step Study Guide Chemistry (Higher 2) Edition 3.0 (Photocopy).
-can be used in both AS and A2.
-276 pages, no note written inside, in good condition.
-Sold at RM 8!
3) Chemistry Application Booklet (Photocopy).
-155 pages, in very good condition, no note written inside.
-Sold at RM 4!
4) Cambridge Advanced Level Mathematics (Pure P1) CIE TextBook (Photocopy).
-316 pages, in very good condition, no note written inside.
-Sold at RM 9!
5) Cambridge Advanced Level Mathematics (Mechanics P4) CIE TextBook (Photocopy).
-230 pages, in very good condition, no note written inside.
-Sold at RM 6!
6) Malaysian Studies Textbook (Photocopy).
-301 pages, in good condition, no note written inside.
-Sold at RM 9!
7)Physics Past Year Questions Book (1976-2003) (Topic by Topic) (Topics for both AS and A2) (Photocopy).
-395 pages, in good condition except the front page, a little bit of note written inside.
-Sold at RM 11!
*All the books stated in the above are second-handed which means they have been used by 1 person only (which is me) before.
*When you buy any book in the above, you will be given free gift as stated below (You can have as many as you want! But please take those you need):
-Chemistry NEWEST Data Booklet.
-Past Year Question for subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PM me for more information about the years and papers available).
-Mathematics List Of Formulae and the Table of Normal Distribution.
-Chemistry full notes given by lecturer, from AS to A2.
Well, it's like this. Cambridge A-levels is divided into TWO sections: Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and A2. For Bio, Chem and Maths, AS comprises Papers 1, 2 and 3; A2 comprises Papers 4 and 5. Most people sit for their AS first, then their A2 half a year later. The total score from all FIVE papers will give you your overall A level grade. AS contributes 50% to this, and A2 contributes the remaining 50%. This is what is meant by 'bringing forward the AS score'. You can also opt to take all five papers in one go, but I would advise against that because it is rather demanding. Even good students avoid that.
If you really fail to understand the whole system, I suggest you arrange for a session with a college counselor to talk this over. It'll give you a better view of this.
Originally Posted by jingyi
And it is impossible to have a short route to complete an A level as far as i concern, 1.5 years is a must. I'm sorry about this.
they have 3 different papers for the same exam taken by the same batch of candidates. Different colleges take different paper.
I hope it helps =)
1.5 years is NOT a must. I'm doing a 1 year program, and so far I'm on track to getting straight As for my A levels. There are colleges across Malaysia offering it. Penang, especially, is well-known for that. Sunway College also offers the one-year program in their main campus, if I'm not mistaken.
There are also more than three variants now. Paper 3 has gone up to 5 or 6 variants, according to the Oct/Nov 2010 scheme.