AQA ALEVEL Physics New SPEC - ANY TIPS FOR A/A*?

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    well , make sure you learn all the possible question that could come up. You could do this by researching questions not just put out by AQA , but other exam boards too. I really find edexcel really good as they also have multiple choice questions for their A2 modules as well as AQA. knowing that both papers will have around about 30 Multiple choice questions , its worth to practice multiple choice questions put out by edexcel too. (basically use questions from other exam boards because aqa will change the style in which they write these question and may be influenced by other exam boards.)

    I strongly recommend that you read the examiner reports for every past paper question you attempt because this will tell you what the examiner wants from a candidate and what he wouldn't want.

    Also as the exams are getting closer , spend more and more of your time revising when you are at home.

    the most important thing that teachers and students do not know is that for every single subject , exam boards are allowed to go beyond the spec. It can happen but it doesn't happen all the time. So if you are learning something like Circular motion , they don't teach you about angular acceleration but it could come up.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...or-science.pdf


    "developing further material that is covered in the specification; or making links between such types of material, which are not signalled in the specification"

    1) Past papers from different exam boards
    2) Examiner Reports
    3) Spend more time as exams get closer
    4) GO BEYOND THE SPEC

    (got an A in AS Physics last year and also doing the new spec too)
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    well , make sure you learn all the possible question that could come up. You could do this by researching questions not just put out by AQA , but other exam boards too. I really find edexcel really good as they also have multiple choice questions for their A2 modules as well as AQA. knowing that both papers will have around about 30 Multiple choice questions , its worth to practice multiple choice questions put out by edexcel too. (basically use questions from other exam boards because aqa will change the style in which they write these question and may be influenced by other exam boards.)

    I strongly recommend that you read the examiner reports for every past paper question you attempt because this will tell you what the examiner wants from a candidate and what he wouldn't want.

    Also as the exams are getting closer , spend more and more of your time revising when you are at home.

    the most important thing that teachers and students do not know is that for every single subject , exam boards are allowed to go beyond the spec. It can happen but it doesn't happen all the time. So if you are learning something like Circular motion , they don't teach you about angular acceleration but it could come up.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...or-science.pdf


    "developing further material that is covered in the specification; or making links between such types of material, which are not signalled in the specification"

    1) Past papers from different exam boards
    2) Examiner Reports
    3) Spend more time as exams get closer
    4) GO BEYOND THE SPEC

    (got an A in AS Physics last year and also doing the new spec too)
    What other subjects do you do?
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    (Original post by PawanAviator)
    well , make sure you learn all the possible question that could come up. You could do this by researching questions not just put out by AQA , but other exam boards too. I really find edexcel really good as they also have multiple choice questions for their A2 modules as well as AQA. knowing that both papers will have around about 30 Multiple choice questions , its worth to practice multiple choice questions put out by edexcel too. (basically use questions from other exam boards because aqa will change the style in which they write these question and may be influenced by other exam boards.)

    I strongly recommend that you read the examiner reports for every past paper question you attempt because this will tell you what the examiner wants from a candidate and what he wouldn't want.

    Also as the exams are getting closer , spend more and more of your time revising when you are at home.

    the most important thing that teachers and students do not know is that for every single subject , exam boards are allowed to go beyond the spec. It can happen but it doesn't happen all the time. So if you are learning something like Circular motion , they don't teach you about angular acceleration but it could come up.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...or-science.pdf


    "developing further material that is covered in the specification; or making links between such types of material, which are not signalled in the specification"

    1) Past papers from different exam boards
    2) Examiner Reports
    3) Spend more time as exams get closer
    4) GO BEYOND THE SPEC

    (got an A in AS Physics last year and also doing the new spec too)
    Cheers for the reply, really helpful! I got the highest mark in my year on the old
    spec mock but did not do so well in the actual exam. I have found a really good
    revision source that isn't specified for one exam board so I can develop as wide
    range as knowledge as possible, hopefully meaning I can be ready for whatever
    querky questions they may throw at us in the exam. I also have 3 free periods on Mondays and try and dedciate all of these to try and do physics. It is only one
    session a week but hopefully it will all add up in the long run. Studying maths and
    further maths as well,
    best of luck with all your revision and that
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    What other subjects do you do?
    Maths and further maths. used to do economics as well but i was forced to drop it last month because the school told me that im only allowed to do 3

 
 
 
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