July 10, 2019

One of the things I (re)learnt when doing A level physics is that the day before and the morning of an exam can be a crucial time, but it is difficult to know what to do with that time.

I shouldn't be learning anything new in that time(!) I found that doing practise que...

July 3, 2019

 The specifications for science exams are big and some things will get more focus than others. Some aspects never get taught very much at all, and some are not taught well consistently every year. Here are some reasons why...

Changes to the specification: When a science...

June 17, 2019

Last summer, I decided to take A level physics and revised it myself for the exams. I used a variety of resources and I will cover them in a future post. However, there were other things I learnt besides physics itself.

First of all, I found that I was not above making...

May 9, 2019

There are a few things that can get lost in the general maelstrom of content when you revise your science.

One of those things is unit conversions.

In GCSE science, you need to make sure that you have all of your units in SI units for the maths questions.

That is:


May 2, 2019

I recently read this article on the TES on SLOP (Shed Loads of Practise)

Although the acronym is new, the concept is not. You get better at things when you do lots of practise. It is an idea we should be promoting to children anyway, as Carol Dweck's research shows - we...

April 26, 2019

You have started your revision in earnest. Maybe you have spent some time making a lovely colour coded revision plan. Sometimes, you wake up and decide what to revise there and then.

You realise that you have two (or maybe even three!) year's worth of material to get th...

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