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Why study A Level Physics?

Congratulations on deciding to study (at least a bit of) Physics! Why? Because Physics, the...
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What Happens After Tutoring?

For some years now I've had the great privilege of working with older teenagers through their A...
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The Schrodinger's Cat Experiment

The boundary between classical and quantum world: The Schrodinger's Cat experiment.   In the...
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Ghosts Are Impossible In Physics

“Ghosts are impossible since they break the laws of thermodynamics.” A student recently asked...

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  • Concepts in Physics, Concepts in Science,

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture      Students frequently complain that so, so, so many concepts in science are very difficult to understand; after all how often do we go the supermarket and ask for a graphite pencil as distinct to a "lead pencil" ? Why in "every day speak", do we refer to "acceleration", meaning going...
  • Answering Past Examination Questions.

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture The Student(s) who attain grades  "A" and "B" are usually those who have made a methodical, systematic and systamatic analysis of recent Past Papers and, not just from their specified Exam Board. It is often a very, very,  daunting task to be confronted with a real exam question as opposed to...
  • AS Physics Revision Books Editor's Pick

    Mr K Akbar A-level Physics Tutor (Kilmarnock) Picture Choosing good AS revision books can be quite challenging whether it be for the Edexcel or Cambridge Syllabus. The issue is normally the depth in which these books cover the pertinent points within their respective syllabuses. Sometimes you might need more than one book. Here I would like to...

 

  • Centripetal Motion and Weightlessness Editor's Pick

    Dr. Jonathan Hall A-level Physics Tutor (North London) Picture In this article I am going discuss how to think about centripetal motion and weightlessness and talk about some common misconceptions that cause confusion. This article is probably of most use to people who have come across centripetal motion before. It introduces some concepts that are not...
  • "Reading Around Physics"

    Michael M. A-level Physics Tutor (Twickenham) Picture You may have separate course textbooks for your GCSE, AS year or your A2 year in Physics. These books are usually written by examiners from your exam board and they focus tightly on the items as listed in the Specification. That's wonderful as a way of getting to the heart of the...
  • "Tips for Writing Physics Notes".

    Michael M. A-level Physics Tutor (Twickenham) Picture You may know how to make good notes already.  Even so, I thought I would share with you some strategies that I have found successful. First off: have a couple of good books that you can consult  when reading about a particular topic. That way you get the benefit of  different Physics experts'...