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    (Original post by boruto)
    How many past papers have you guys done for Unit 4? And how many times do you guys usually do a paper?
    Yet to do our ISA's. Has anyone finished their ISA's and already on revision?
    Why would I do a paper more than once? What's the point if I already have done it and understand how to answer everything. If there is a type of question you struggle with, find another question of a similar style and try that one as well
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    (Original post by ememoville)
    How is everyone dealing with the lack of past papers? There's hardly any to do
    Go to http://theallpapers.com/assessment-a...iance/a-level/ it has a crap load of past papers.
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    the top poster of PHYA1/2 thread checking in :sexface:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    the top poster of PHYA1/2 thread checking in :sexface:
    Hello :ahee:

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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Hello :ahee:

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    alooo :ahee:

    I saw you in the cam thread but I don't remember from last year's unit 1/2 thread!

    how far are you from finishing the syllabus? our class has got the whole of option unit to go and the ISA :lol:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    alooo :ahee:

    I saw you in the cam thread but I don't remember from last year's unit 1/2 thread!

    how far are you from finishing the syllabus? our class has got the whole of option unit to go and the ISA :lol:
    Ah yes, couldn't resist dropping a bit of Oxford banter in there. I was truly very bored

    I wasn't very active on TSR last year, and only active in a couple of the maths threads (STEP and D2 mainly)

    I am self studying the option unit (Applied Physics) approximately halfway through, but it's really not that long. Ideally want to get the theory done by this week. I also have the ISA to do, partially dreading it but I'm doing a lot of the past papers to prepare this year

    Which optional unit are you taking?
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Ah yes, couldn't resist dropping a bit of Oxford banter in there. I was truly very bored

    I wasn't very active on TSR last year, and only active in a couple of the maths threads (STEP and D2 mainly)

    I am self studying the option unit (Applied Physics) approximately halfway through, but it's really not that long. Ideally want to get the theory done by this week. I also have the ISA to do, partially dreading it but I'm doing a lot of the past papers to prepare this year

    Which optional unit are you taking?
    you're always welcome there :lol:
    Ew you did D2? D1 already sucked out any liking for decision if it even existed in the first place. Couldn't imagine doing D2

    I'm also doing applied physics, which our class has yet to start.
    Ew ISA :puke: I cannot remember anything about ISA from last year...that terror all over again :facepalm:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    you're always welcome there :lol:
    Ew you did D2? D1 already sucked out any liking for decision if it even existed in the first place. Couldn't imagine doing D2

    I'm also doing applied physics, which our class has yet to start.
    Ew ISA :puke: I cannot remember anything about ISA from last year...that terror all over again :facepalm:
    Decision is actually a very interesting branch of mathematics, it's a shame that the syllabus doesn't really portray that. Especially game theory :adore:

    Applied physics is pretty straightforward, it's a very simplified version of Rotational Dynamics from Mechanics 5. I imagine someone like you would be fine with that, don't worry!

    I got 75% UMS on the Unit 3 ISA last year :lol:
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Decision is actually a very interesting branch of mathematics, it's a shame that the syllabus doesn't really portray that. Especially game theory :adore:

    Applied physics is pretty straightforward, it's a very simplified version of Rotational Dynamics from Mechanics 5. I imagine someone like you would be fine with that, don't worry!

    I got 75% UMS on the Unit 3 ISA last year :lol:
    That's good! I only do up to M3 I had considered learning M4/5 myself but AQA doesnt have any book available for M5 so I was like meh whatever :lol: Our school doesn't even have M3 book! Looking forward to starting Applied - was starting to miss learning some new mechanics as we'd finished M2/M3/Phys4 a while ago

    Lol I remember being disappointed with my B in my first ISA last year because I was aiming to get high ums. second time around I got an A but seriously ISA is def my biggest fear in physics :lol:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    That's good! I only do up to M3 I had considered learning M4/5 myself but AQA doesnt have any book available for M5 so I was like meh whatever :lol: Our school doesn't even have M3 book! Looking forward to starting Applied - was starting to miss learning some new mechanics as we'd finished M2/M3/Phys4 a while ago

    Lol I remember being disappointed with my B in my first ISA last year because I was aiming to get high ums. second time around I got an A but seriously ISA is def my biggest fear in physics :lol:
    You say fear, I'd describe it as terror

    You can always watch some stuff online, youtube has some cool lectures on rotational dynamics and thermodynamics which would be useful for your PHYA5.

    You're from Japan right, whereabouts? I remember reading a while ago, I usually just ghost around TSR reading random threads as procrastination :lol:
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    You say fear, I'd describe it as terror

    You can always watch some stuff online, youtube has some cool lectures on rotational dynamics and thermodynamics which would be useful for your PHYA5.

    You're from Japan right, whereabouts? I remember reading a while ago, I usually just ghost around TSR reading random threads as procrastination :lol:
    :lol: yeahhhhhh I know youtube is good but my room's internet is really really bad that I can rarely bring myself to watch youtube...
    Tokyo
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    :lol: yeahhhhhh I know youtube is good but my room's internet is really really bad that I can rarely bring myself to watch youtube...
    Tokyo
    Awesome! I went a couple of years ago on a school exchange. I'm planning to go for around 3 weeks this summer again, 2 weeks in Kobe/Osaka and then a final week in your beautiful city

    Which college are you an offer holder for at Cam?
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Awesome! I went a couple of years ago on a school exchange. I'm planning to go for around 3 weeks this summer again, 2 weeks in Kobe/Osaka and then a final week in your beautiful city

    Which college are you an offer holder for at Cam?
    oh really? that's awesome was it a language exchange? But be aware of the humidity there in the summer...
    christ's where's your oxford college? although i don't know any of the colleges in oxford tbh...I visited Christ Church a couple of years ago but I didn't know a thing about how oxbridge collegiate system worked, so I literally thought it was a church, and not somewhere people study....:facepalm:
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    oh really? that's awesome was it a language exchange? But be aware of the humidity there in the summer...
    christ's where's your oxford college? although i don't know any of the colleges in oxford tbh...I visited Christ Church a couple of years ago but I didn't know a thing about how oxbridge collegiate system worked, so I literally thought it was a church, and not somewhere people study....:facepalm:
    Partially language. They marketed it as a Cultural and Language Exchange, I had a really good time there hence why I'm so eager to go again. And yes, I went in November and even then the heat was crazy :lol:

    St Catherine's College, it's outside town a little ways, nice and quiet

    Oh dear :lol::lol:
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Partially language. They marketed it as a Cultural and Language Exchange, I had a really good time there hence why I'm so eager to go again. And yes, I went in November and even then the heat was crazy :lol:

    St Catherine's College, it's outside town a little ways, nice and quiet

    Oh dear :lol::lol:
    nice :lol: it's an interesting country to visit i think. but heck the heat!! i haven't experienced in a while thankfully though
    I just googled catz and i didn't know it was a modern one!
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    Has anyone got (or could get) the online Stretch and Challenge questions that are with the A2 textbook? I can only find some but I think they would be very helpful.
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    Whilst I remember the A Level Physics Online guy/ Mr Matheson has a website with all the videos on too which is a lot easier to actually navigate (my personal opinion since I'm just lazy and anything to make my life easier...). And since it's that time of year, he has some ISA technique videos on too which are pretty good, especially for uncertainties
    (http://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/#!videos/c1p3t)
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    (Original post by mgill17)
    Whilst I remember the A Level Physics Online guy/ Mr Matheson has a website with all the videos on too which is a lot easier to actually navigate (my personal opinion since I'm just lazy and anything to make my life easier...). And since it's that time of year, he has some ISA technique videos on too which are pretty good, especially for uncertainties
    (http://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/#!videos/c1p3t)
    Thank you very much for sharing! Added the link to the OP
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    Has anyone got a definitions list that we need to learn? would be really appreciated if they can share.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Charlie1523)
    Has anyone got a definitions list that we need to learn? would be really appreciated if they can share.
    Thanks
    I've attached one I've just quickly put together. I *think* it covers them all (but don't quote me on that...there's loads...). The definitions are mostly from textbooks or out of my own head so if anyone wants to suggest any that are missing or if any of the wording is ambiguous/bad/etc let me know.

    Edit: I should add the bits in blue are not parts of the definitions themselves but they're just bits I find helpful but hopefully that's obvious...and also if there's any grammatical errors/spelling errors I'm sorry I did this quickly
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