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“Practice Makes Perfect”… or does it?

Have you heard the saying, "practice makes perfect"?

Practising physics makes perfect?Whether you are practising your piano scales or revising for your GCSE Physics - this saying is absolutely true, except for one thing...

You must practice CORRECTLY, otherwise you will simply learn it all wrong.

So as my old karate teacher used to say:

"PERFECT practice makes perfect!"

GCSEPhysicsNinja flashcards and video tutorials help you to practice perfectly by testing yourself repeatedly so you can learn the correct vocabulary, ideas and calcuations for your exam.

exam-past-paperAnother great way to practice is by trying past paper exam questions. If you check your answers with the exam mark scheme, you'll also gain valuable insights as to how the marks are awarded - now that's a BIG tip!

Unfortunately downloading past papers and mark schemes is a bit tedious, so we've put together an easy-to-use past exam questions library (with answers).

You can search the library for questions on a particular topic for your specific course. So if you want to practice heat transfer questions from unit P1, just dial them up and off you go!

When you have tried a question, pretend that you are the examiner and mark yourself using the mark scheme. The next day, try the question AGAIN and see if you can beat your score! Afterall... "perfect practice makes perfect"!

Check out the past paper exam questions by clicking here.

Hopy you found this resource useful - do feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

Wishing you success,


“Practice Makes Perfect”… or does it? was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by Olly Wedgwood

Test Your ISA Controlled Assessment Knowledge!

ISA CAU QuizAQA's Investigative Skills Assignments (ISAs) are the practical coursework part of the Science GCSE exams.

These controlled assessments are worth 25% of your GCSE grade, so learning the correct vocabulary and knowing how to answer the questions in the two controlled assessment papers is vital to boosting your overall GCSE grade.

Thankfully, these exam papers are fairly similar for all the sciences and from year to year. So here are some fun quizzes to help you prepare and revise for your ISA controlled assessment.

I hope you find them useful.

Have fun,


Test Your ISA Controlled Assessment Knowledge! was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Olly Wedgwood

GCSE Physics Ninja – Secrets for Success – Part 1

Welcome to the first in our series 'Physics Revision Secrets for Success'. I hope you get a lot out of these practical hints and tips to boost your GCSE physics grade.

Read on for our first 'Secrets for Success' revision tip!...

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GCSE Physics Ninja – Secrets for Success – Part 1 was last modified: January 1st, 2018 by Olly Wedgwood

The Dreaded ‘Explain…’ Exam Questions

exam techniqueThey are every physics student's worst nightmare questions:




These questions are usually worth good marks (usually about 3 marks, or 6 marks for extended writing questions), and they certainly look scary because there are so many blank lines underneath, just waiting for your answer. But how do you tackle these questions?

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The Dreaded ‘Explain…’ Exam Questions was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 by Olly Wedgwood

AQA Additional Science P2 Ninja Course Launched!

P2-star-titleIn good time for the coming summer exams, I'm delighted to announce that the GCSE Physics Ninja revision course for AQA P2 (Additional Science) is finished, checked and now online for members!

  • 113 question and answer flashcards designed especially for the AQA exam syllabus.
  • Over 5 hours of 'bite sized' 3-minute tutorial videos
  • Revision planners for high intensity, moderate intensity or 'school support' revision.

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AQA Additional Science P2 Ninja Course Launched! was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by Olly Wedgwood

Using Models to Explain Science

Physics modelBetween the ages of 7 to 15 children are developing from a 'concrete' world of understanding to a more abstract view of ideas and information.  This means that they become more able to understand and process ideas presented to them in language and symbols, rather than needing actual objects to explain an idea.

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Using Models to Explain Science was last modified: August 23rd, 2015 by Olly Wedgwood