Students react after A-level Physics Paper 1 on 24 May 2023

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Some strong reactions following the physics opener

So now Paper 1 of A-level Physics is in the can - but how did it go?

Questions on waves might have been expected...but maybe not that kind ("didn't test any physics knowledge at all," reckons SamSelimovic on the forums). And from the reactions to the rest of the paper, this is looking like one that's not getting a lot of love.

So here's how the internet reacted - and check the links below for deeper discussion on this first paper on The Student Room.

Exam discussion on The Student Room

Getting ready for a physics feast and mindblanks are on the menu...

Then the paper's a beast..

And it's just not the right time for guilt trips

End of the day, it's not easy to find anyone with a good word to say about it...

What people are saying about A-level Physics Paper on The Student Room

I'm gonna have to completely change my approach to paper 2 and paper 3 - seems like just doing past papers isn't enough.
I'm going to focus on C2-C3 heavily on isaacphysics


not sure if it was the pressure but I think that was probably harder than any past paper i have ever done.


Whoever wrote the waves question needs to get fired

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