How to Revise


  1. Start early - a little and often has been scientifically proven to be far more effective than trying to cram it all at once.
  2. A quick read through the revision guide or flick through the website to acquaint yourself with the material.
  3. Do questions.  Nothing else really works.  If you can't do a question, return to the website and look at it again.  Marking the questions and learning from your mistakes is the most important part of the process.  Devote sufficient time to it.


What you need to learn

Most things need to be understood and be able to apply them to different situations.  Some things just have to be memorised.  There are not that many of them and I have attached a handy list of them here.  The equations are here


Where to find questions

Your text book has lots of questions in it.  This is a good place to start.

Answers here

Chapter 1 - Energy

Chapter 2 - Electricity

Chapter 3 - Particles

Chapter 4 - Atoms

Chapter 5 - Forces

Chapter 6 - Waves

Chapter 7 - Magnets

Chapter 8 - Space


Complete papers are the best plan so you get used to jumping from topic to topic.

This page here has all the papers for all the boards for at least the last five years.  Obviously other boards have questions that you can't do, but also many that you can.  If you don't recognise the key words then its probably not on your spec.  If in doubt, ask.


The grade 9-1 papers are only specimens so the mark schemes will be harsh.  They are you best place to start though.  Do them all, from all the boards.


Download the checklist below so you can check them off when they are done.



The ones that are not on Physics and Maths tutor are listed below

Cambridge IGCSE 9-1  -  you should focus on Paper 2 and Paper 4 (1 & 3 are foundation level).  Paper 5 is worth a look for practical skills.


Cambridge O-level - try papers 11, 21 and 41 (alternative to practical test).  These are skills that you could be asked about.