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Does anyone know a good way of remembering all those annoying simple equations you need to know for physics gcse (units 1-3)? Every time I do practise questions I forget what equations I need to use :L
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From what I remember you don't need to know them, as they're given at the start of the exam?

Unless certain boards don't do that?
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Just make up silly little mnemonics (or however you say it) for each one... I remember having 'Sid drinks tea' for speed=distance/time and something about fire making apples for F=ma, I'm sure you can come up with some others, or better ones!


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From what I remember you don't need to know them, as they're given at the start of the exam?

Unless certain boards don't do that?
I think some of them are, but others (that are really simple) I don't think are on the equation sheet and because they're so simple, I forget them a week after being taught/ revising them.
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Most are provided.
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Just make up silly little mnemonics (or however you say it) for each one... I remember having 'Sid drinks tea' for speed=distance/time and something about fire making apples for F=ma, I'm sure you can come up with some others, or better ones!


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Cheers, I've never tried using mnemonics before for remembering things but I suppose I should give it a go
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Cheers, I've never tried using mnemonics before for remembering things but I suppose I should give it a go
Most have never really worked for me, but that and a couple of others really seem to (such as Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain for colours or Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle in music)

As for whether they are provided or not, I was always told they would be if we actually needed to use them in a question such as for a calculation, but in reality I found that if I knew the equations then I could use them a lot in the written questions to explain things, which gained me a lot of marks.

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From what I remember you don't need to know them, as they're given at the start of the exam?

Unless certain boards don't do that?
Physics exams I had last year had equations that had nothing to do with the test at the front
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The exams are changing as of 2016, now you have to memorize everything, they don't give us anything !
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(Original post by katiecharlwood)
Does anyone know a good way of remembering all those annoying simple equations you need to know for physics gcse (units 1-3)? Every time I do practise questions I forget what equations I need to use :L
You don't really need to learn them off by heart because you'll have the formulae sheet in the 1st page of the exam papers
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Oh wait I'm sorry I forgot the spec changed. I'd say just practise questions that the individual equations r used in- keep on doing it and your brain will be trained enough to recall them- I know they've made things harder but it shouldn't be so hard as long as you practise hard
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Rather than just memorising formulae, understand and apply how they are derived and then the formula will come to you. Thats how I do it (and what Ofqual hoped people would do when they got rid of the Formulae sheet)

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Rather than just memorising formulae, understand and apply how they are derived and then the formula will come to you. Thats how I do it (and what Ofqual hoped people would do when they got rid of the Formulae sheet)

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Well then Ofqual did a bad job.

As for learning them, there are some good songs on YouTube.
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Find the equations you aren't good at and find questions for them and test your self with that formula
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Well then Ofqual did a bad job.

As for learning them, there are some good songs on YouTube.
Well done for reviving a 2 year old thread.

Doing enough past paper questions gets them ingrained in your head tbh. I could probably recite at least 3/4 of my alevel physics equations AND data.
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This is what's made me learn them: https://app.senecalearning.com/class...f-1d3ab5012291
teaches them and tests on them!
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Going to close this thread as it's five years old, feel free to make a new one if you want to though anyone
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