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Introduction

You are doing the AQA GCSE Physics course.  The home page for the exam board is here.  Always make sure you are on the from 2016 specification.

 

Because this is a new specification it can be difficult to find past paper questions to do.  However, most of the questions from the old specification will still be useful.  The ones that you have to watch for are the Energy section.  Also there are some bits that are no longer on the spec so if you are doing old questions, don't panic if you come across things you can't do.  If in doubt, ask..  All the other exam boards now have very similar specifications so their websites are also worth a look.

 

General Advice

This is your GCSE.  Take responsibility for your progress.  Help will always be given if you ask for it, but only if you have tried to solve your problems first.

 

  • You need to learn the equations.  If you don't bother you are not going to get a good grade.
  • Make sure you have the necessary mathematical skills.  They get you a lot of marks.  If not, do something about it.
  • Take notice of the words the mark schemes use and use the same ones.  Getting the general idea across is not going to get you marks.  You need to be able to explain yourself clearly.
  • If you do not feel you have fully understood a topic do something about it.  Don't leave it until revision time, you will have too much else to do at that point.
  • Read the revision guide again.
  • Review the information on the website.
  • Look back at any questions provided and study the mark schemes.
  • Ask your friends if they can explain it to you.  This will help them as well as you.
  • Ask me.  I am happy to help but I am only prepared to give up my free time if you have put a bit of effort in first.

 

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There is now so many ways to get information that it is pointless spending lesson time transferring information from me to you.

There are much better things to spend lesson time doing.

 

Expectations

  • You should arrive for each lesson having studied the topic before you arrive.
  • Spend at least one hour a week preparing for the lessons.  You will not be given other homework so make sure you prepare properly.
  • Start by looking at the specification statements in the spec link so you know what you need to know.
  • Read websites and watch videos.  You don't have to watch or read everything.  If you have got it, move on.
  • Answer any questions provided.  They all come with answers.
  • If there is stuff you do not understand, make a note of it and ask at the beginning of the lesson.  It is perfectly OK to need further explanation.  It is my job to provide it.  If you don't understand then others probably don't either.  Ask about any questions that you couldn't do.
  • It is a good idea to be a topic or two ahead of yourself to ensure you are always ready if we get through something quicker than expected in lessons.