A LEVEL PHYSICS - My Grades and Experience and TOP TIPS

hello everyone welcome to today's video

in today's video I'll be talking about

physic salable and how you can do as

well as possible when your exams come

this summer in today's video I'll talk

about my grades my experiences on

physics but also my top tips that can

hopefully allow you to revise better

more efficiently but also do as well as

possible in the final exams when they

come in a few weeks time so in general

physics ailable is considered to be one

of the hardest subjects that you can

take it's conceptually difficult the

exams are hard but also there's a lot of

material to go through but even today as

someone studying medicine I still find

physics fascinating so overall although

physics is difficult the amount that

you'll be fascinated by physics the

number of things that you'll find super

interesting makes physics so worthwhile

doing I did my physics a level exams of

years ago and when I did them I was in

the eighth grade bored I was in the old

specification therefore I had three

units in the first year and three units

and the second year of my ailable to do

now in my first year we did a lot of

mechanics based physics but also

particle physics in my first year I got

an A the highest grade you can get for

physics my school predicted me an a star

for the second year of my a levels now I

got this a star prediction and I applied

to Cambridge with it after when I came

to offer I sat down and realized I need

to get at least an A or even an a star

in this subject now back when I was

doing a-levels physics particularly

second year in physics was considered

one of the hardest subjects that he

could take so the fact that I was aiming

for an a star was quite daunting now in

second year we did more complicated

stuff like thermodynamics and


where it was more difficult I definitely

found second year physics more

interesting than first year mainly

because it was more relatable and also

astrophysics particularly space was

something I was always fascinated by so

at the end of my second year in the

whole ailable I got an eight star as

well now although I was pricked and they

start my school did say a lot of

students who even get predicted a stir

don't actually get them physics is one

of those subjects were compared to

number of people who take the subject

very few people actually get a nice time

but even within schools let alone

nationally getting any star is tough if

you do put the work in if you do learn

things quite thoroughly there is a very

high chance you can get a start so

getting these stars not impossible but

it requires hard work

let's leave my grades now let's talk

about my experiences or physics so I

think summarize physics in a few words

to be honest it was tough it got a bit

tedious at times but at the end of the

day when you got to a certain topic

which you had been waiting to study for

a few weeks

it was the coolest thing ever not only

would you do experiments related to what

you were learning you'd also do

practical questions you'd also think of

it out of the box and I had a fantastic

teacher back at school who has a matter

of fact had studied at Cambridge and he

done physics at Cambridge and

unbelievably had got crippled fast which

means he got a fast class in every

single one of his years whilst her at

Cambridge and this teacher made

everything was so interesting even a

boring topic he'd have a cool way of

explaining it whether it was through

diagrams he drew whether it was through

an animation that he'd found and when I

found out that I wasn't being taught by

him in the second year I was quite

unhappy the teachers were so helpful but

Besson's want is intriguing and his

hands on our physics had a lot of

content to learn and for my experience

the textbooks which were given to

physics were horrible the a2 text books

the ones published by nelson thorns were

just gross

they were just packed with information

they weren't easy to read it was just

text after text the diagrams were rather

horrible now luckily my sister who's

older than me who also had done physics

recommended me a set of Collins books

now these books were half the size of

the official text books but they

contained every single detail that I

could be asked about in the exams and

they were so well written and so concise

the duration instead of having to sit

for 3-4 hours with the thick not so good

official textbook I could sit down for

an hour or tea with the consolidation

guide but

and I could fly through the topic when I

saw a question literally recite

something from the textbook and that

would match the mark scheme it wouldn't

match the mark scheme exactly but it was

close enough and get all the marks for

that question at school I really found

physics to be a break from the other

subject physics classes were much

smaller than let's say chemistry and

biology simply because they were less

popular in biology and chemistry we had

maybe 17 18 people in the class whereas

in physics you'd have eight or nine so

that's the nice thing like physics say

to the people doing it are actually

interested at GCSE half the class don't

even like physics they hate physics if

someone got asked a question at GCC

because they didn't care about physics

that much they wouldn't really bother

and so lessons we just cry at a-level

physics people because they're

interested they try and answer the

question they try and think of ideas and

that's the thing about physics it makes

you think actively as opposed to

chemistry and biology we simply just in

my opinion regurgitating information all

the time or in chemistry just doing

those are questions for physics

especially learning using diagrams

seeing a diagram understanding the

diagram and then linking a knowledge to

that diagram is quite important and so

for all of those doing physics from my

experience I strongly recommend that you

google diagrams for physics if you don't

understand what Eddie's are or what the

Faraday door is something about then

just simply google it and you might find

a super cool video that explains it

really well and a lot of my learning for

physics was done during this the cause

it was so conceptual instead of sitting

there trying to understand it myself

listening to someone explain it made it

a lot easier to understand now there was

a website called fizz botnet I'm just

now just to make this clear I'm not

endorsed by any of these things that are

recommending I'm only recommending them

because I'm super convinced that these

resources these textbooks or these

websites will help you a lot when it

comes to learning so if this book taught

natural something I'll link it down in

the description below it was really good

at linking equations into topics so it

is very concise similar to that guide I

mentioned and it would explain equations

for a certain topic

three four equations if you can

understand these equations you can

pretty much do every single question

that can pop up in the exam but you have

to make sure to understand how this

equation works you have to understand

how different parts this equation linked

together physics yes it's a lot like

fitting together a jigsaw puzzle you

have the individual pieces and you have

to find these individual pieces aka you

have to understand what's going on and

then you have to put these bits of the

jigsaw together and then before you know

it you have a quarter of the jigsaw

sorted and then you go to another topic

you finish that quarter another quarter

and under quarter and then eventually

the whole drinks was complete and you

now probably understand the topic so

that's how I learned physics I'm don't

try and cram it really trying to

understand what's going on and once you

understand it once you're not going to

forget it to remember it very easily in

the future a lot of the work I did was

done at home it was interesting but

that's because the teachers I'm because

I was proactive and how I learned I used

on my resources and I made a lot more

fun a liberal physics is so much better

than GCC physics half the class who

didn't care about physics are no longer

there and so the people you're learning

worth of people who are actually

interested in what's going on now I'm

very quickly going to go through a few

top tips that I have firstly you really

need to get your head around equations

now look for relationships between

different parts of equations so if

something proportional if you increase

this then this is going to increase it's

something inversely proportional but

also look out for situations where you

have squares of cubes in the equation

for example if you've got R cubed if you

increase R by 2 then whatever depends on

R cubed is going to increase by a factor

of 8 linking onto equations do pass

papers and calculations for physics it's

really important and you can learn a lot

about the topic by doing these

calculations also be very careful when

it comes to negative and positive signs

that you're working out very neatly so

the examiner can see where exactly

you've gone wrong if you do go wrong in

physics if you get the question correct

right you get all Mars but in a lot of

situations if you kind of go wrong the

methods on where the examiner can still

give you let's say 70% remarks of that

question now in terms of topics

treinen conceptually try and scribble

diagrams as you learn

use the revision guides up link down

below uses botnet on that website

they're fantastically useful or find

your own revision notes or your own

revision websites that work for you

don't just learn from my room boring or

textbook that the exam board is giving

you that isn't always the most effective

way of learning use YouTube as well

actually Egypt has got fantastic people

creating let's say playlists videos that

they're done going through each topic

for a certain course or for a certain

part of the courses it's a go search for

whatever topic you're interested in but

also the example that you're on lastly

don't give up physics of or the

substitute of maths or biology or

chemistry or physics physics is still my

favorite if you ask me if I'd recommend

physics I'd say he had a spark of

interest back at JCCC then definitely do

so but if you sat through those physics

lessons thinking when is this game

stopped if you did this part of it was

absolutely hating physics it really

isn't for you that is my disclaimer it

is definitely a rewarding subject and

signature chemistry considered one of

the most hard core subjects you could do

at a level you have to be brave and you

have to be ready to get through some

pretty tough work I wish you the best of

luck with your physics a-level I hope

this video has been useful if you have

any questions please do comment down

below and I will reply to them as soon

as I can once again thank you so much

for watching and I'll see you soon take

care guys