Physics revision: Guides that might help

Newton, the laws of motion and mechanics.

Wherever you’re taking your Physics exams, these are key topics in the subject, so we've prepared a selection of revision guides to help.

We can't guarantee these topics will come up, of course, but we chose a few we thought might be useful to get you started. Click on the images below for the relevant revision guides, and we’ve added some extra articles just next to them, too.

All our Physics guides are exam board specific so click here to find your GCSE exam board.

Structure of the atom

Structure of the atom

The atom has fascinated scientists for thousands of years and is the building brick which makes up all matter.

But have you heard of the ‘plum pudding’ model when it comes to the atom, electrons, alpha particles and the nucleus? Refresh your memory, or enter a fascinating world for the first time, right here.

Changes in energy stores

Energy changes

One of the fascinating things about energy is that it can’t be created or destroyed but we can move it around if necessary, as well as storing it.

There are seven main stories of energy, including magnetic, nuclear and chemical. This guide takes you through all of them.

Forces and Newton's Laws

Forces and Newton's Laws

The driving theory test can ask you about stopping distances. That’s why the study of forces and acceleration can potentially save lives.

This guide takes you through that as well as explaining what terminal velocity is - and why it can be a very important thing to know about if you enjoy the odd skydive.


Gravitational pull

It’s what keeps our feet on the ground and also determines the weight of various structures.

This is the part of physics that deals with mass. You will also be calculating the work done on an object during a transfer of energy, linking with another of the guides listed here.

Nuclear energy

Fission and fusion

With energy being a key element of physics as a subject, it could be worth knowing about the kind that isn’t reliant on fossil fuels.

This guide takes you through the process which releases the immense energy stored in the nuclei of atoms and how a nuclear reactor operates.

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