Advice on Revising for Physics Exams

The following resources have been updated for the new course.

Exam and Revision Advice 1.1 MB ppt

The PowerPoint presentation has examples of exam questions that students have found difficult with suggestions of strategies to overcome these as well as worked solutions using the strategies. Advice is also provided on revising during the semester and before the exam as well as specific exam strategies.

Revision Strategies 31.2 kB doc

Advice on strategies that prepare Physics students for VCE exams.

Checklist 42 kB doc

A table containing down one side a list of the common errors by students in physics exams, e.g. ‘power of ten’ error. Students are encouraged, after each test or practice exam, to use the sheet to identify and record where they lost marks, to think about whether there is a pattern developing, and if so, devise a strategy to eliminate the error.

Template for a four page summary for Units 3 & 4 VCE Physics 94.7 kB doc

A set of reminders to assist students when they are preparing their own four page summary. The summary can be on a single A3 sheet or two A4 pages taped together. This is a draft for the new course. Comments are welcome to [email protected] .NOTE: This is NOT a four page summary.

Advice on Doing the VCE Physics Year 12 Exam 44 kB doc

Advice on using the reading time, what to do when you get into difficulties with a question, and your attitude during an exam, plus numerous handy hints on exam technique.

The resources below are yet to be updated, but are mostly relevant to the new course.

Course summary for Unit 3 “Motion in one and two dimensions” 188 kB doc

A 14 page summary in ‘Word’ of the Key Knowledge for the VCE Physics Unit 3 Area of Study “Motion in one and two dimensions’.

Course summary for Unit 4 Detailed Study “Sound” 590 kB doc

A 7 page summary in ‘Word’ of the Key Knowledge for the previous VCE Physics Unit 4 Detailed Study ‘Sound’. Some aspects are relevant to the current Unit 4 ‘Waves and light’.

Course summary for Unit 4 “Electric Power” 786 kB doc

A 8 page summary in ‘Word’ of the Key Knowledge for the previous VCE Physics Unit 4 ‘Electric Power’.  The content covers the current topics Unit 3 ‘Electrical Energy’ and Unit 3 ‘Magnetic Fields

Course summary for Unit 4 “Interactions of Light and Matter” 70.1 kB doc

A 6 page summary in ‘Word’ of the Key Knowledge for the VCE Physics Unit 4 ‘Interactions of Light and Matter’.

Also check here for additional revision material on specific topics compiled by Colin Hopkins.

Practice revision questions from old exams and detailed exam solutions for recent VCE Physics Exams are also available.