How to get a 9 in GCSE Physics

  1. Double check your calculations.
  2. When describing a graph, your answer should refer to both the quantities on the axes of the graph and the pattern shown by the line.
  3. Plot points on a graph with a small cross, not a blob.
  4. Learn the equations!
  5. Check the command words carefully so you know how to structure your answer. Describe means write about what happened. explain means write about why it happened.
  6. Don’t use the words ‘it’ or ‘they’ without making it clear what you’re referring to.
  7. Check the number of marks available for each question. A one mark question won’t need a paragraph or complex calculation but a four mark question will need more than a sentence.
  8. If the question includes a graph or a table, you should refer to that data in your answer.
  9. Include units for every numerical answer.
  10. And, finally, always show your working for questions involving calculations. You can get marks for the method even if you get the answer wrong
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22 May 2019 Paper 1 (8463/1 Foundation)
22 May 2019 Paper 1 (8463/1 Higher)
14 June 2019 Paper 2 (8463/2 Foundation)
14 June 2019 Paper 2 (8463/2 Higher)
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