AS/A Level Physics
A Level Physics only has a moderate amount of content, but there's plenty of understanding required. A good revision guide will help you make sure you have all the basics covered, but also focus on solving problems, particularly those on past exam papers. There are also some useful online resources you can make use of.
Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.
Revision guides are printed books which summarise everything you need to know to do well in the exam, and are an important part of many people's revision. We have reviews of hundreds of revision guides including:
This guide keeps words to an absolute minimum as topics are covered on one page with annotated diagrams and concise notes with a full index for easy reference. An excellent resource to aid last minute revision.[Read more]
A broad study guide that CGP describes as having "everything covered", this book is suitable for all exam boards. Laid out in a friendly, easily accessible note-like format with plenty of diagrams these CGP guides are amongst the most popular…[Read more]
Past & Speciman Papers
Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.
As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.
ITunes and Mobile Phone Apps
For a break from reading textbooks, why not have a listen to these revision podcasts?