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Resitting Advancing Physics B A-Level!

  1. Nov 9, 2011 #1
    Hi everyone

    I'm resitting my Physics A Level this year and need some advice on how to about preparing for it. I'm doing the Advancing Physics B syllabus (OCR).
    I'm doing past-papers working through the CGP revision guides and watching youtube videos on each topic.
    The text book I find rather useless to learn from as its just crammed with jargon and not what I really need to learn?

    Thanks for any advice you can give =)
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  3. Nov 13, 2011 #2
    If you can work out the questions on past papers, then you're doing it right. So far, at least.

    Which book to use depends a lot on what you want out of it. If you just want a good grade, any standard A-Level Physics text should be good for your needs. Use youtube videos as much as you want. Just make sure everything you learn pertains to the OCR specification.
  4. Nov 13, 2011 #3
    I just finished A-levels last year and am now at university studying physics. I was really terrible at revision and only discovered the trick to revising really well when it was too late and i ended up wasting time resitting exams. :'( Nothing for me went in my thick skull until I was really inspired to study the subject. Not everyone is the same but I found watching the videos very deceiving.....often i would think I was making progress by watching them when in truth I wasn't at all, trust me on this, textbooks are nearly always better, but I agree the ocr books are TERRIBLE so its hard, just read the yellow sections, the rest is really a waste of time. Past papers are very very important, but to gain a true understanding and start learning things in super quick time you need to really ENJOY revising it, past papers are boring. I was inspired by Richard Feynman, look him up on youtube, now those a videos worth watching. ;)
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