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I'm a psychology graduate and thus, have no previous background in Science and Math (except for Math & Bio until IGCSE). So I'm really confused in terms of how to prioritise the subjects and their study.
I had some questions:
1. Can I skip an entire section? for example - maybe not complete the physics questions
2. The Pearson is hard to find right now, so would you recommend the Cambridge IB textbooks, Cambridge A Levels or Cambridge IGCSE texts for me to begin studying?
3. Can I just learn parts from textbooks based on the IMAT portion, or would you recommend having learnt the entire textbook?
Looking forward to hearing form you!
Hey @anushkagokani ,
You can skip as many questions as you want, but remember, the IMAT is very competitive. Each correct answer is 1.5 points, wrong answer is -0.4, and unmarked is 0.
I would use IGCSE for chemistry and biology, but notice that they are probably not as detailed as A level books, especially for physiology and metabolism.
Learning the entire book is low yield, and won׳t give you any benefit for the exam.
Are you using our study planner?
I am planning on adding some books to the study planner, send the exact book names (and their edition), and I will do my best to add and edit the study planner as soon as possible (after my first semester)
For now, you should focus on the syllabus.
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Thanks for your promt response! Yes, I am following your study planner, it is honestly great!
So I've been working through the syllabus itself and switching amongst textbooks.
Here are the ones I'm using:
1. Cambridge IGCSE Biology Third Edition - D G Mackean, Dave Hayward
2. Complete Chemistry for cambridge IGCSE Second Edition - RoseMarie Gallagher, Paul Ingram
3. Cambridge IGCSE Physics Third Edition - Tom Duncan, Heather Kennett
4. Complete International Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE Extended - David Rayner, Jim Fensom
1. Cambridge Biology for the IB Diploma - Brenda Walpole, Ashby Merson-Davies, Leighton Dann
A & As Levels
1.Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology Coursebook Fourth Edition - Mary Jones, Richard Fosbery, Jennifer Gregory and Dennis Taylor
2.Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry Coursebook Second Edition - Lawrie Ryan and Roger Norris
3. Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics Coursebook Second Edition - David Sang, Graham Jones, Gurinder Chadha and Richard Woodside
These are the book pdfs I have as of now^. I am also attaching their cover photos.
Thank you so much for all your help!