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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Hi

DC is doing GCSE physics (single science) and struggling to find a decent textbook or resource to use. Any suggestions welcomed. Also happy to buy 2nd hand books if they are clogging up room!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Do you know what exam board is your child doing?

CGP have a good range of revision guides you could look at online.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:02 pm 
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We found a lot of good stuff online - try the TES website as anyone can subscribe.

Also some school websites have excellent revision booklets.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Thanks - board is AQA. Not too keen on CGP books in general but will certainly give the online resources a try!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Agree with G55 TES website is great lots of info to download and it's FREE :D also take a look at mygcsescience it's a great website goes through all the spec for science and talks you through everything. My DS needs something visual and it really helped him. He's even thinking of physics A level!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:26 am 
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You can try this

http://gradegorilla.com/UKschools.php

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:01 am 
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I would go for the AQA text book in that case as it is written specifically for the exam. Hence language will as needed for the written exam. Also there is a how science works section to help prepare for those questions.
Also the ISA has a section too.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:12 am 
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Do make sure to use AQA specific support of whatever kind as one might imagine that Physics is Physics but the boards have different expectations of how questions are answered, so the same question on exam papers by different boards could have totally different model answers!

( Scientist DCs say this is because it is all simplified so much at GCSE and different boards dumb down in different ways - then they had to learn the real science later on :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:21 am 
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Thanks for all of your useful suggestions. Amazon order made although one day delivery failed to turn up at the weekend :evil:

Certainly agree with KB's points as it does not seem to come down to a lack of understanding but needing to phrase things in a specific way for the marks :roll: .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:28 am 
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Please excuse my curiosity :) , but doesn't the school provide the relevant textbook?

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