Revision Guide – Physics

SUBJECT: Physics EXAM BOARD AND CODE: AQA 8463
NUMBER OF PAPERS: 2
LENGTH OF PAPERS:
Paper 1: 105 minutes
Paper 2: 105 minutes
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Black, pen (and spare), pencil, eraser,
ruler, calculator
WEBSITE LINK:
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-
8463


Topics to be revised

Physics Paper 1 (Topics 1-4) examined:

1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure Components

Required practical content which will be:

Determining the Specific Heat Capacity
Investigating Thermal Insulation
Factors affecting Electrical Resistance
Investigating I-V Characteristics of
Determining the Density of Objects

Physics Paper 2 (Topics 5-8)

5. Forces
6. Waves
7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space physics

Required practical content which will be:

Force and Extension of a Spring
Investigating Force, Mass and Acceleration
Observing Waves in a Ripple Tank
Reflection and Refraction of Light
Absorption and Radiation of Infrared


Revision Tips

  • It is essential that you memorise all 23 equations prior to the exam
  • Complete as many past exam papers as you can and mark them strictly using the mark schemes
  • Try making a glossary of key words to help increase confidence with the scientific terminology

Exam Hints

  • Learn key words
  • Read the question
  • Do NOT leave blank answers
  • Show all workings

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