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Hello,
I am intending to take physics for A-level starting September this year. We have been sent a list of several textbooks that we could look into getting. Upon researching these textbooks I have found 2 variations of the same textbook and I was wondering which one to get.
The first one is A Level Physics for OCR A Revision Guide Paperback and the second one is A Level Physics for OCR A Student Book Paperback. The second one is considerably more expensive so there is probably a big difference but i'm not sure what it is. I have found that CGP revision guides at GCSE didn't help me at all but the Oxford textbooks have. In addition, I have access to the second Student book on Kerboodle so I was wondering if it worth getting an actual copy.
Any help would be appreciated!
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I'd get the actual textbook. Revision guides are, as the name implies, a simple guide to help you during revision. Since you have time to study, surely it'd be better to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts of the syllabus.
If this was March / April and you were just starting to revise for May / June exams, then the revision guide would probably be better as it'd give you less information for you to worry about
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Wait so you have access to the A level physics for OCR A student book paperback on kerboodle?
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(Original post by Tredoltle)
I'd get the actual textbook. Revision guides are, as the name implies, a simple guide to help you during revision. Since you have time to study, surely it'd be better to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts of the syllabus.
If this was March / April and you were just starting to revise for May / June exams, then the revision guide would probably be better as it'd give you less information for you to worry about
I ended up getting it, thank you!
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(Original post by PetitePanda)
Wait so you have access to the A level physics for OCR A student book paperback on kerboodle?
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Sears & Zemansky's University Physics w/ Modern Physics is a good one that I used and recommend.

The title "University Physics" is a bit of a misnomer since a lot of the book is just A-Level stuff, but I guess 1st year Phys here is just A-Level stuff, anyway.
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