Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter

    Hi, I'm starting my AS levels in a couple of weeks and I have had recommendations for books for a couple of my subjects but I was wondering if anyone could direct me towards some good textbooks/revision guides for Physics and German (both AQA)?

    Also, I would like to get the best results I can out of my A levels as I didn't perform to the best of my ability at GCSE and all of the universities I have looked at so far (I know it's early but I think it's good to have something to work towards) expect AAA-ABB results. I understand that I will have to spend a large amount of my free time revising but I was wondering if there was anything else I can do to get the best results possible, like extra curricular activities or extra reading or something? As well as Physics and German I am studying Maths (Edexcel) and Chemistry (AQA). I am open to all ideas, no matter how crazy! Thanks!

    Posted from TSR Mobile

    I haven't studied German, but in French I found that the best books to purchase were specialised verb books, especially those containing a verb wheel. These are indispensable when studying a language.
    In addition to this is the small but infinitely useful Wort Fur Wort. It provides useful general phrases for use in essays as well as subject specific phrases. When aiming for an A or A* it is especially useful, as it includes university level phrases and vocabulary that can put you one step ahead of the rest.

    In Physics, I know that a lot of people have a problem understanding the core basics, so I'd recommend getting two study guides, one CGP so that you really grasp the fundamentals and then one more advanced and specific to your course.

    In terms of maths, I found the Edexcel textbook more than adequate as well as past exam papers. The textbook provides practise paper and several in depth revision exercises.
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:



    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.