How Can I Revise For Physics?

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I have a Physics and Biology for AQA, I think it is Unit 1 for both exams in January and I really don't know how ic an start revising!!! Please help...I also have a Geography test tomorrow, no idea how to revise for that either!!!! Thnks for all help!

Posted Wed 12th December, 2012 @ 18:16 by Ash

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Try to remain calm - there is no point stressing because you cannot learn when you stress. Just break down the topics for each subject into manageable sections. Take each section, write notes, make mindmaps and highlight keywords. Do 1 or 2 sections every evening and you'll find doing smaller chunks help you to absorb it. Remember to take breaks and then test yourself on what you learnt before your break - this will help it to stick in your mind.

Answered Wed 12th December, 2012 @ 19:11 by Former Member
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Past papers. Do lots of them and revise the questions in your book over and over again. Perhaps study at least 2 hours a day each. Try to follow a schedule. Every 45 mins take a 15 min. break. Most important thing is the past paper. In every exam there has got to be some questions similar to the past papers.

Study in groups. Sometimes studying in groups help but if you're a chatty type or your classmates are, perhaps it won't be such a good idea. Tutor other students. They learn something, you remember something, it's a win win situation.

Memorizing would be a good idea, if you've got excellent memory. Some ppl just aren't able to memorize that easily. Instead, understanding about the subjects and being able to explain them to other people may help them remember. :D Here's a good site for any of you guys who need study tips.

Answered Fri 21st December, 2012 @ 20:57 by Rosa
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I have Biology and Physics in March, and Chemistry in Jan. Physics is probably the part of science I struggle the most, but make sure you do PAST PAPERS, and revise everything you didn't understand. Keep this up, it will give you a great grade!!

Good luck.. :)

Answered Sat 22nd December, 2012 @ 22:34 by Jess
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BBC Bitesize is great for breaking topics into chunks and its a great way to test yourself. And keep calm while trying to revise, it helps a lot. 

Good luck :)

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 16:52 by dreamer01
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Look at past papers, try to complete them and then refer to the mark scheme and see how they expect you to answer the question, sometimes it isnt about content its about how you answer the question. As well as i recommend you try to fit your revision for 1-2 hours then take a break, doing so frequently will help refresh your mind and absorbing the information which you learn will become easier.

Good luck with the exams, i have the same ones as you :) 

Answered Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 12:10 by Ib
Edited by Ib on Thu 3rd January, 2013 @ 12:11
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If you have a sam learning account provided by your school use sam learning it is very effective, and also use revision guides, read them and then with each topic make a mind map. Also create flash cards and highlight keywords. Good luckkkkkkk 

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 23:18 by Tasnia
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I'd say focus the most on practise papers. I sunk into a habbit of doing mostly notes with all my subjects apart from maths but I have realised this year that I actually end up being a lot more confident with physics if I focus  a lot on practise. Still make notes and everything but maybe spend less time on them, I find just using and highlighting through notes on here means I know all the key information but uses up a lot less time. I would only suggest this for Physics and Maths though, if you are doing biology a lot of notes really do help as biology is mostly just recalling stuff from memory. Good luck. :) 

Answered Sat 5th January, 2013 @ 14:34 by Florence
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If you're still looking at this topic, I'd highly advice looking at this youtube account - in addition to doing past papers - although I appreciate the first exam is only 3 days away :P

Answered Sun 6th January, 2013 @ 21:32 by Windowswind
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do loads of past papers... plus good luck for the exam.. hope u do well

Answered Sat 12th January, 2013 @ 18:19 by Maryam
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1.) First of all, you have to understand what you are learning. If you don't understand something then ask your teacher or go and Google it or something...Or ask a question on here :o) 2.) Make notes, but don't write something down if you don't know what it means. Instead, go and research it. 3.) Have a go at some past paper questions, but don't worry if you don't get top marks. At least you know what you don't know and where you went wrong. 4.) Make more notes. 5.) Do more past paper questions. I used this technique for my Physics P2 mock, and I got an A! Good Luck with your exams.. Fingers crossed we'll both get A*s xD

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 17:09 by Crystal Blue ♥
Edited by Crystal Blue ♥ on Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 18:16
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This may sound simple but it really works for me, if you are thinking about an easy way to memorise the topic or something that sounds silly but makes sense to you, write it down so that when you look at those notes you will remember and understand exactly what you mean without getting confused all over again.

Answered Wed 16th January, 2013 @ 17:42 by Amnah Anjum