GCSE science revision: physics

Lauren Tong
14th May 2019
Science Revision: Physics

Last-minute revision resources for GCSE physics

With the final exam push underway, we have pulled together the ultimate collection of GCSE physics materials for your students to use for some last-minute revision. From revision games to knowledge organisers and exam questions, we've brought together a selection of materials to keep your students engaged during the final stretch. Looking biology or chemistry GCSE revision materials? Visit our GCSE science collection

Student-led revision

AQA GCSE Physics 9-1 Paper 1 Revision

A page per topic on the new AQA year 10 (paper 1) physics course. Answers included. Intended for revision.
By eleanorvickers

New AQA physics revision topics 1-4

revision mats for new AQA specification more for higher tier topics 1-4
Energy, electricity, particle model and Atomic Structure
By HANutley

Gcse Physics 9-1 Electricity revision booklet

This booklet is for the new spec 2016 GCSE Physics and combined.

This booklet contains the entire content in electricity unit including required practicals.
Each slide allows student to practice questions and then apply to exam questions. I have used prefixes to encourage students to learn them.
Each slide can be used as a worksheet in lessons or print the booklet for students and work through it.
It’s is perfect for students that have missed lessons, want to move forward, revise for exams of simple use for long time cover or holiday work!
I have Higher and lower Ability differentiation in the booklet.
Also perfect for teachers that non-specialist and have to teach electricity.
By BushraHayat

AQA GCSE Physics Revision Guide

Revision guide for AQA GCSE Physics 9-1. Also suitable for AQA Trilogy students (Physics only content is clearly labelled). Follows specification.
By NyimaR

Knowledge Organisers

AQA 9-1 New GCSE: P2 Electricity Knowledge Organiser

A knowledge organiser for P2: Electricity. It contains all the key knowledge from the P2 topic for the new GCSE.

I set revision tasks for the students from the start of the topic (e.g. learn 1-9). I then delete parts of the organiser and get students to fill it in for low stakes testing. So, for example, I might delete some of the equations (that they need to remember) or the names of the circuit symbols. Very important when there's so much to remember for the new GCSE.

This is for AQA Combined Science (Trilogy).
By colinhannah1982

Physics GCSE Forces 9-1 knowledge organiser

A knowledge organiser to support the forces topic. Also see my forces checklist.

Waves knowledge organiser

Waves knowledge organiser to match AQA trilogy course. Given to my GCSE classes, higher and foundation,at the start of the topic to read and to use throughout during lessons and revision. Encourages independence and helps students to memorise key information as the exam now contains more content than ever.
By sliddane

Magnetism & Electromagnetism Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser

Here's a revision mat / knowledge organiser for Magnetism & Electromagnetism. It covers magnetic materials, magnetic fields, electromagnets, left hand rule, right hand rule, and motor effect. Print it out as an A3 or shrink it down to A4 (select scale to A4 when printing). I have included a version of the resource with larger font size.

By TeamScienceUK

Exam practice

Physics (AQA) student revision grid timetable new GCSE 1-9

Give to your students from January. Each day has a different question for them to work out for preparation and revision of the 1-9 GCSE.

Questions for combined, separate, F and H tier students. Dates are from Jan 2018 (so they may need to be slightly altered if you use in 2019 onwards)


Nuclear Equations Edexcel Physics

For the new 9-1 spec as it includes beta plus and minus decay as well as alpha and gamma. First slide has the gaps to be filled answers are on the second.

It has 8 different questions, should take students about 10 minutes.
By pete23

P1P2AQA Physics random equation generator+answers. Revision/ exam practice. INCLUDES 2016 UPDATE

Now updated to include most equations for AQA's 2016 draft specification (trilogy). I have now included individual topic versions too, so this resource is a little more helpful before the 2016 exams.
When you open the spreadsheet, enable macro's and IGNORE any LINKS if these options comes up! Will work on removing the link issue over the few weeks. Check back for an update or message me for any queries.

Each of these spreadsheets will randomly select an AQA core or additional physics equation and it will randomly select 2 numbers to use in order to calculate the missing part of the equation. On a different excel tab on the spreadsheet the row with the answers on will be highlighted. Students can check their own answer and the unit that should go with it. I made this mainly to use in class for exam question practice in starters/ plenaries. Students quite often are great at a single equation that has been used in 1 or 2 lessons, but in the long run they can struggle with rearranging other equations/ units they have not used in a while. I also intend on giving this tool to the students themselves, so that they can use this at home as part of their revision strategy. I have password protected the each of the Excel tabs so that students can't edit or break the spreadsheet on our schools shared area. I have provided the password for this in the separate file, in case you wanted to edit the files. I hope you find it useful. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and if you have any problems then please message me so I can help you resolve these. Only downside is once you have pressed the button for new random numbers you can't go back to the numbers or answers you had previously.
GCSE subject areas: Earth and space/ Energy and electricity/ Force and motion/ Matter/ Scientific methodology/ Waves.
This resource could easily be adapted for other numeracy based subjects!
By wjbroad

9-1 GCSE Physics Revision Guide (Electricity) with Answers

This 60+ page revision guide is designed to give all pupils a boost in their understanding of the new AQA GCSE Physics specification .

This revision guide focuses on the AQA Physics and AQA Combined Science: Physics unit 4.6 (Electricity). It is aimed at teacher’s who are after long term cover work for the Physics specification, tutors who are delivering this specification and are after something more substantial than a revision guide, and as a consolidation tool at the end of the electricity unit for students or a learning task to complete outside of the classroom along side the teaching of this unit.

This guide contains a summary of the following:

* Static electricity and Electric fields for the Physics only course
* Circuit symbols and current
* Series and parallel circuits
* V=IR
* Ohmic and semi conducting components
* Sensor and detector circuits
* AC and DC
* Plugs and the earth wire
*Power, energy and charge
* A summary page containing key criteria from the module

There are also 1-4 pages of questions for each of the section, with answers provided at the back for self assessment.

Within this pack, there is an answer pack (designed for teachers and tutors to use when assessing the answers). Each file is offered as a pdf and a fully editable ppt file to amend the structure to suit your delivery of the course. This is also ideal for teachers delivering other courses who would like to add or remove content.

Please be aware that fonts used in this booklet may not be available on your computer, but can be downloaded free from font squirrel (link attached below).

Please leave feedback to let me know what you think of this, any things you would like to see in later units (or if there are any areas for improvement!).

Please let me know what you think, what your students thought of this resources, or contact me if you think that it could be improved.


SF Cartoonist Hand font file:

By MrBPhysics

Revision games

Physics Revision Game

A revision quiz I created for my GCSE Physics group following the Edexcel P1 Science specification.

Instructions and rules can be found within the PowerPoint.
By thinman318

Electricity Revision game

Revision jeopardy

Popular revision game I do with my classes
Duration (50min+)
Group activity that can include all members of the group
Full rules explained inside
Mini white boards used for optimum joy

By OuttheBoxScience

New AQA Physics Equation Revision - Dice game

Once shown a method used to rearrange equations, students can practice the skill using two dice to pick the equations.

Great for revision or re-teach after an assessment.

Please leave a review!
By LST_Physics

Complete GCSE Science Revision Game - ARTICULATE!

This board game is based on the hit title "articulate", with a similar playing style to Taboo!
This game was adapted with a focus on Year 11 GCSE Science, with topics from all 3 science disciplines and is applicable to most exam boards.
This activity acts as a great revision tool for whole classes or small intervention groups to ensure they are familiar with all the key words from across all 3 disciplines.
This activity has also been used as both a starter/plenary for classes in Year 9 --> Year 11 and as a reward at the end of a term!

How to use the resource?

(It does work well if a class set has been printed and laminated in advance of play).

1. Students play the game in pairs (this is good for accommodating larger class sizes). There should be a maximum of 4 pairs to each board game template.
2. Each pair takes it in turns to describe as many key words (corresponding to the colour they are on, on the playing board) to their partner but...

a. You cannot SPELL the word, or say how many letters it has.
b. You cannot SAY any part of the word.
c. You cannot use “rhymes with” or “sounds like".

3. If their partner guesses correctly, these cards are kept to the side and another is picked QUICKLY and described until the time is up!
4. Students count up their number of correct cards and move this number of spaces around the playing board.
5. Students can pass if they are unsure on how to describe the word/can not guess it! This saves time!
6. If students land on a star on the playing board - they need to describe and guess ONLY the words with a star next to them on the playing cards (this is a mixture of words from all 3 science disciplines).
7. The winner is the first pair to move their counter to the finish segment!


Please leave a review/feedback once you've used this resource so it can be adapted for others!

(Note: I do not own any of the rights associated with the playing title/game)
By sophie55_hanson

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