Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Any tips for PHYSICS revision for GCSE that helped you get an A*? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Hey guys
    This question is mainly aimed at those of you who got As and A* in Physics, but do you have any revision tips for physics? My GCSE target grade is a grade 7 (A/B grade) and it's sometimes hard to believe that that's what my teachers expect me to get. In year 9 I was a grade 5, this year in year 10 I HAVE to get a grade 6 or above to stay on target. Any tips?
    At the moment I am in year 10, but we started learning our GCSE in year 9 so we had a year extra. Physics is my worst science and we have an end of unit topic. I'm fine with the equations and stuff, but it's understanding certain things that gives me trouble. If I don't understand something it won't stick in my head.
    Many thanks xx
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Lol I HATED physics.. And it was the only subject I got an A* in.

    How did I 'revise'? I didn't. My teacher was sh*t so I was forced to teach myself everything. That's how I got the A* I think.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Nuttyy)
    Lol I HATED physics.. And it was the only subject I got an A* in.

    How did I 'revise'? I didn't. My teacher was sh*t so I was forced to teach myself everything. That's how I got the A* I think.
    Well that's helpful (not)
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Not sure if this is still applicable but I did my GCSE physics 2 years ago and got an A* by looking at my exam board's most recent specification for physics. It basically has everything you need to know divided by topic and I filled in the gaps in my knowledge with that. But again they may have changed the system.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Flipurry)
    Not sure if this is still applicable but I did my GCSE physics 2 years ago and got an A* by looking at my exam board's most recent specification for physics. It basically has everything you need to know divided by topic and I filled in the gaps in my knowledge with that. But again they may have changed the system.
    Thanks, that's really helpful. I already do that but thanks anyway.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Just plug numbers into equations and bingo, easiest A* of my life
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Dude I hated physics so much at GCSE but ended up with an A* so don't put yourself down just cause you struggle or hate it!

    Revision wise I had flashcards for every topic condensing everything to concise notes, just the important bits. Mind maps helped my understand key concepts and make everything visual. I did them in pencil then a day or two before the exam colour coded the important bits to try and stick them in my head. Past papers too! Do as many as you can to get the practice in and learn from your mistakes. Learn what the marks schemes want and how they'll word questions.

    I'm sure you'll do great and just think, before long GCSEs will be a distant memory!
    Any more questions, just ask.
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    I did it a year ago, and past papers were invaluable. I hated physics but, with a crap teacher it was a really good way to get concrete practice in. I'm sure they're still mostly applicable to the new spec, and don't forget to mark them because that's the most useful bit
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    I have the same issue ! my teacher is so shocking ! I'm in year 11 and am really struggling . But I've recently found some good revision websites , take a look ( hope they help ) xx
    http://www.passmyexams.co.uk/GCSE/physics/

    http://physicsnet.co.uk/gcse-physics/
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
 
 
 
Poll
Do I go to The Streets tomorrow night?
Useful resources

Study tools

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Thinking about uni already?

Thinking about uni already?

See where you can apply with our uni match tool

Student chat

Ask a question

Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

Creating

Make study resources

Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

Planner

Create your own Study Plan

Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

Resources by subject

From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

Papers

Find past papers

100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

Help out other students

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.