If you’re sitting Physics GCSE rather than Double Science then you’ve let yourself in for a fair bit more physics than the average GCSE student. But don’t worry, it’s not as hard as most people make out. You need to practice doing exam type questions, so have a go at some past exam papers, or try to find revision guides which have plenty of example questions.
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:
Providing in-depth coverage of the OCR A GCSE physics course this revision guide also doubles up as a classroom companion which can be used throughout the year. Containing detailed diagrams and clear references to the OCR A specification this book…[Read more]
A broad revision guide 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…[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.
- AQA Physics Past Papers (Free Online)
- OCR Physics A Past Papers (Free Online)
- OCR Physics B Past Papers (Free Online)
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.