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    AQA Physics PHYA4 - 20th June 2016
    Official Exam Discussion Thread

    Time: 09:00am
    Duration: 1h 45m

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    A thread for Physics 4 is long overdue, below I have listed a few links which I think may be useful for those sitting the exam this year:

    Physics and Maths Tutor:
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com

    Old Specification Papers and Mark Schemes:
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/scien...d-mark-schemes

    Past Grade Boundaries:
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    DrPhysicsA YouTube Videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrPhysicsA

    Other Useful YouTube Channels:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZ...uxY86jKLU4Wqyw

    A Level Physics Online Videos (Including ISA/EMPA Skills):
    http://www.alevelphysicsonline.com/#!videos/c1p3t

    People who may be interested in this thread:
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    Thank you for the tag I actually sat the IAL Edexcel Unit 4 in January, but I'll be happy to help anyone with topics that overlap with the Edexcel specification (I think almost all do)
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Thank you for the tag I actually sat the IAL Edexcel Unit 4 in January, but I'll be happy to help anyone with topics that overlap with the Edexcel specification (I think almost all do)
    I just realised that in copying the title from last year I forgot to change the day of the week that the exam is on! It's actually a monday this year :lol:

    Is there anyway for a moderator to remove the 'Thursday' in the thread title?

    Ah that's brilliant, I didn't know whether you sat AQA but I see you on the maths and physics forums quite a bit so I figured you may be interested in this thread. Thanks for offering to help!
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    just checking in, this isnt going to be much fun
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    How is everyone with content? Have you all finished the syllabus yet or...?
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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    How is everyone with content? Have you all finished the syllabus yet or...?
    Finished Unit 4, I'm currently studying through Unit 5 Applied Physics on the Thermodynamics section. Watching a few MIT lectures to get the hang of the theory first and then I'm planning to do questions.

    Have you finished the syllabus?
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    I just realised that in copying the title from last year I forgot to change the day of the week that the exam is on! It's actually a monday this year :lol:

    Is there anyway for a moderator to remove the 'Thursday' in the thread title?

    Ah that's brilliant, I didn't know whether you sat AQA but I see you on the maths and physics forums quite a bit so I figured you may be interested in this thread. Thanks for offering to help!
    Pretty sure you can edit yourself
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    I'm actually struggling with Physics. I am fine with my Maths and Further Maths revision and I get my A*'s in those consistently but I'm so inconsistent with Physics and getting anything from A to D across the past papers. Anyone got any tips to revise Physics? Best ways? (Past papers, any recommended youtube channels, etc)

    I'm struggling with the explanation questions more. I do fine in most calculation questions.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Pretty sure you can edit yourself
    Yeah, kvothe just explained how to do it. I had no idea :lol:
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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    How is everyone with content? Have you all finished the syllabus yet or...?
    We're onto the last two sections in the optional topic (Option D: Turning Points)

    much preferring unit 5 over unit 4 currently...
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    (Original post by kelvin1338)
    I'm actually struggling with Physics. I am fine with my Maths and Further Maths revision and I get my A*'s in those consistently but I'm so inconsistent with Physics and getting anything from A to D across the past papers. Anyone got any tips to revise Physics? Best ways? (Past papers, any recommended youtube channels, etc)

    I'm struggling with the explanation questions more. I do fine in most calculation questions.
    You could look about or ask your teachers if they can get you old spec papers if you want more than just the current spec ones?
    Old spec multiple choice is definitely something to consider as AQA tend to recycle a lot of their multiple choice questions. You can get old spec MC on physics and maths tutor
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...on/aqa-unit-4/

    http://physicsnet.co.uk/ is good for revision notes too

    In terms of videos I mainly use these:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrPhysicsA

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZz...C-Dl_VVUVHYDYw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZ...uxY86jKLU4Wqyw

    (The last two are both by the same guy but the second one is more for Year 13)
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    (Original post by mgill17)
    You could look about or ask your teachers if they can get you old spec papers if you want more than just the current spec ones?
    Old spec multiple choice is definitely something to consider as AQA tend to recycle a lot of their multiple choice questions. You can get old spec MC on physics and maths tutor
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...on/aqa-unit-4/

    http://physicsnet.co.uk/ is good for revision notes too

    In terms of videos I mainly use these:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrPhysicsA

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZz...C-Dl_VVUVHYDYw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZ...uxY86jKLU4Wqyw

    (The last two are both by the same guy but the second one is more for Year 13)
    Thanks for sharing, I'll add them to the OP now
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    (Original post by mgill17)
    You could look about or ask your teachers if they can get you old spec papers if you want more than just the current spec ones?
    Old spec multiple choice is definitely something to consider as AQA tend to recycle a lot of their multiple choice questions. You can get old spec MC on physics and maths tutor
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/...on/aqa-unit-4/

    http://physicsnet.co.uk/ is good for revision notes too

    In terms of videos I mainly use these:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DrPhysicsA

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZz...C-Dl_VVUVHYDYw
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkZ...uxY86jKLU4Wqyw

    (The last two are both by the same guy but the second one is more for Year 13)
    Thanks, I'll certainly try the old spec MC now that you said that!
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Thanks for sharing, I'll add them to the OP now
    Your link is broken, you copied the link down wrong (for the A level physics online members video)
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    (Original post by kelvin1338)
    Your link is broken, you copied the link down wrong (for the A level physics online members video)
    Thanks for letting me know, fixed now
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    (Original post by Euclidean)
    Finished Unit 4, I'm currently studying through Unit 5 Applied Physics on the Thermodynamics section. Watching a few MIT lectures to get the hang of the theory first and then I'm planning to do questions.

    Have you finished the syllabus?
    (Original post by mgill17)
    We're onto the last two sections in the optional topic (Option D: Turning Points)

    much preferring unit 5 over unit 4 currently...
    Yeah we finished yesterday! Got EMPA next week and then it's revision
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    (Original post by kingaaran)
    How is everyone with content? Have you all finished the syllabus yet or...?
    Nah we still have all of astro to learn
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    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?
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    How is everyone dealing with the lack of past papers? There's hardly any to do
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    (Original post by ememoville)
    How is everyone dealing with the lack of past papers? There's hardly any to do
    Just do papers from other spec or the legacy questions. go to mathsandphysicstutor site and do all the questions
 
 
 
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