Why is this subject so stupidly difficult?

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I have taken this course because chemistry was full. What are the best ways of revising for physics and is it actually possible to pass the second unit of OCR A/S physics?

Thanking you :D

Posted Wed 18th April, 2012 @ 11:57 by Joanna

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I don't do ocr physics, I do edexcel physics. I agree physics is impossible! But I passed and am doing A2, and my advice would be exam practice! Just sit there and work your way through as many questions as you can, memorizing how the exam board want you to answer the question.

Also in revision books they tend to have a break down of how to answer certain questions that come up a lot. Keep writing out this method, and trying it out on relevent questions, and eventually it sticks. Then when it comes up, you don't panic!

In our exam board we also have a lot of core pracs. If you do too, try finding exam questions on them, and look at what the markscheme wants you to say. Try to learn that version rather then a waffly text book version. Do that for a lot of the common written questions.

The best way to revise is to learn what the examiners want from you! :)

Answered Wed 18th April, 2012 @ 12:14 by Emma Howe
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I find that the best thing to do is to use past paper questions, find out what the areas are that you find difficult, and ask your teacher about them. If your teacher doesn't help, try using the textbook, or revision guides from letts or CGP.

Answered Tue 24th April, 2012 @ 12:31 by George Maddison