Welcome and thanks for dropping by. There’s a lot of help for you here for you if you’re in Grades 8 through 12 (MYP and IB) or Year 9 through 13, (IG to A level) doing physics, chemistry or math. The chemistry stuff is mostly for IGCSE. The site has been kept as uncluttered as possible so navigation is easy. You’ll find syllabuses, notes, questions, interesting facts in these pages and you can navigate either by using “Type a keyword” (the box is found on the right hand side) or by using the Categories tab and scrolling to see what’s been posted. It’s not designed to be exhaustive, just enough to get your imagination and critical thinking going.
One very important thing. If you haven’t got your copy of the syllabus or specification (the stuff you need to know), you’re dead before you start. Get a copy and use it as a working document.
For IB, here’s the syllabus for HL and SL – physics_guide_2016 – this will be good for the next few years
For A level, check your Board requirements. Here it is for Edexcel, plus the spec – the bits you need to really know. Googling A level physics syllabus 2017 brings up a whole page of them (updated Sept 2017 so should be accurate). Remember – you sit the exam two years from now so the specs are for exam season 2019.
Quite a bit of the content is in small chunks, which might be quite familiar to you if you’re really good at physics. In which case, test your skills by looking at a few harder problems from the British Physics Olympiad.
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