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    Hey Guys,

    I've just recently started AS level Physics, (the exam board is AQA) and I know that I'll sit exams at the end of my two years at sixth form and that the specification has changed in terms of the way it's set out, slightly.
    However, I was wondering whether any of you could give me advice in how to obtain an A* in physics. Are there any certain books you would recommend, in terms of both revision guides, work books and text books, that you found very useful. Any particular sites? Just anything really, that you think would be beneficial for me to do.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hello Chosen,

    With getting an A* you need overall 80% and 90% in A2 for an A*. Really all I can give as advice is revise with both what you learn such as reviewing lessons and going over them again but also practicing past exam papers. My 6th form also gave us booklets with exam style questions as well as a past paper booklet so you could ask yours if they do that. Also there are large questions in the unit 1 and 2 exams where you will need to practice writing style as well as problem solving (not sure how you would say it), an example is like with finding the tensile stress on a piece of wire and so writing about equipment etc needed and procedure.

    With AQA physics I just used the complete course book for AQA. Not sure on the name but its by CGP (much better than their GCSE books).
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    Hello Chosen,

    With getting an A* you need overall 80% and 90% in A2 for an A*. Really all I can give as advice is revise with both what you learn such as reviewing lessons and going over them again but also practicing past exam papers. My 6th form also gave us booklets with exam style questions as well as a past paper booklet so you could ask yours if they do that. Also there are large questions in the unit 1 and 2 exams where you will need to practice writing style as well as problem solving (not sure how you would say it), an example is like with finding the tensile stress on a piece of wire and so writing about equipment etc needed and procedure.

    With AQA physics I just used the complete course book for AQA. Not sure on the name but its by CGP (much better than their GCSE books).
    Thanks very much for your reply. So would you recommend the CGP books to revise from?
 
 
 

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