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    Apparently the Edexcel exam board for physics is really difficult so how are you supposed to get a good grade in all the units. What's the best method of revising?
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    A lot of the syllabus fits together very nicely.

    What this means is having a very good understanding of the concepts (not rote learning) will allow you to do extremely well in the exams.

    Recently they have been changing up the question styles and being able to be creative in your written answers and ways you approach the questions will allow you to score top marks. Creativity in solutions comes with confidence in your understanding, and understanding will come with practice and learning the syllabus well.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    A lot of the syllabus fits together very nicely.

    What this means is having a very good understanding of the concepts (not rote learning) will allow you to do extremely well in the exams.

    Recently they have been changing up the question styles and being able to be creative in your written answers and ways you approach the questions will allow you to score top marks. Creativity in solutions comes with confidence in your understanding, and understanding will come with practice and learning the syllabus well.
    Not on edexcel but I would say that for any physics exam half of the battle is working out what the question is asking you to do. You have to remember that any 'weird' situations they give you in a question must ultimately become one of the simple situations that you have the knowledge to answer, no matter how twisted and weird the situation in the question is. Therefore, instead of just giving up when you see this kind of question instead just think about a way of modelling their complex situation as a simple one you can answer
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Not on edexcel but I would say that for any physics exam half of the battle is working out what the question is asking you to do. You have to remember that any 'weird' situations they give you in a question must ultimately become one of the simple situations that you have the knowledge to answer, no matter how twisted and weird the situation in the question is. Therefore, instead of just giving up when you see this kind of question instead just think about a way of modelling their complex situation as a simple one you can answer
    Exactly - this is the case in Edexcel's recent papers actually
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    Exactly - this is the case in Edexcel's recent papers actually
    Yeah it's like the famous aqa potato question I had last year - people saw it and just gave up when in reality it was one of the easiest questions on the paper (except the sneaky graph scale)
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Yeah it's like the famous aqa potato question I had last year - people saw it and just gave up when in reality it was one of the easiest questions on the paper (except the sneaky graph scale)
    Potato question? :laugh:
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    Potato question? :laugh:
    they had a question with a potato as a cell and asked you to find it's internal resistance lol. I didn't think the paper was that bad overall but the ums suggests otherwise haha
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    they had a question with a potato as a cell and asked you to find it's internal resistance lol. I didn't think the paper was that bad overall but the ums suggests otherwise haha
    Oh lol
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    Oh lol
    Yeah 61/70 was full ums
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    Read the specification directly and use it as a 'tick sheet' so to speak, ensuring you've gone through every topic.
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Yeah 61/70 was full ums
    Wow...
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    Yeah 61/70 was full ums
    Haha, the Unit 1 paper I sat last year was something like 58/80 for full.
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    Haha, the Unit 1 paper I sat last year was something like 58/80 for full.
    lol that's ridiculous, tbh I prefer papers with low ums thresholds as it makes it more forgiving for when I inevitably write 2*3=7 or equivalent
 
 
 
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