I am struggling progressing from gcse to AS in Physics does anyone have any tips to help the adjustment before my January exam? Im currently getting D and E in tests and I really want to get a B, does anyone have any tips in how for revise?

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Im currently getting D and E in tests and I really want to get a B, does anyone have any tips in how for revise? I really want to do well please HELP!

Posted Wed 7th November, 2012 @ 19:04 by Blue

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I have the same problem. I got A* at GCSE and then when I started AS level I was getting Ds, Es and Us. To try to improve I completed loads of practice questions and papers. I make powerpoints of the information and I would complete a couple of practice questions every day. It took a lot of work but I'm getting better now. 

Here are some good websites to get practice questions (I don't know what exam board you sit but there website have most exam boards on them)



These are different websites by the way, but they have the same name - these links take you straight to physics, but the websites have all other subjects on them too.

Hope this helps =]

Answered Wed 7th November, 2012 @ 20:29 by Former Member
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I am another one struggling with AS physics. i love all my physics lesson though they are really interesting but when it comes to practicing exam question i get stuck :( . By the way which exam boards are u guys doing? i am doing OCR physics.

And Thanks Tilly for sharing these useful two websites

Answered Sat 10th November, 2012 @ 10:44 by mo
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I am doing edexcel physics.

I know what you mean too mo. I love my lessons, but when I get to the tests I struggle. The websites have really helped me to improve just by doing loads of questions

Answered Sat 10th November, 2012 @ 10:51 by Former Member
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I'm doing OCR too and I'm struggling with the exam questions - they are so different to what we learn in lesson.

Answered Sat 10th November, 2012 @ 13:21 by Joanne
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I had the same problem, i got an A for my gcse physics. at the start i thought unit 1 was a big leap however if you plan your note taking efficiently. For example take the important notes from you revision book ,as most of the stuff is not on the syllabus. Write theses notes and put together in a folder. Also have the specification in hand as it will tell you what will come in the exam   http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf/AQA-2450-W-SP.PDF finally do loads of past papers. i Hope this advise helps you

Answered Fri 23rd November, 2012 @ 18:36 by vignesh
Edited by vignesh on Fri 23rd November, 2012 @ 18:38
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Doing OCR B physics As, and must say it's pretty difficult. Have been revising and think i'm progressing well with that but still doesn't seem to help with answering questions on the past exams questions. I went over a paper with my older brother whose doing engineering at uni and he even said that the way they word the questions are horrific. Trying to understand what the question is asking for takes up most of the time and to answer the whole paper correctly in the time given is impossible, especially if you're doing more than one science/maths and physics is not your main priority. Like its says before, the specification is really handy as it tells you exactly what you need to know from each section.Do loads of past papers aswell, and don't revise the stuff that you already know and are confident find out topics/sections that you are not that good in and revise that.

Hope my advise helps.

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 13:18 by Yamuna
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I know what you mean. I'm currently doing physics a OCR, and am
struggling to get a decent grade. I too got an A at GCSE and am finding the
transition difficult. It's not so much understanding, but applying it to the
exam questions. I advise a website called swot revision. Helps me. Good luck. X

Answered Tue 1st January, 2013 @ 22:48 by Hannah Colegate