For several years Colin Hopkins OAM has delivered revision lectures in many centres across regional Victoria as well as some in Melbourne. Lectures were planned for 2021, however he is now unable to present them.

By way of compensation, Vicphysics arranged for an online revision lecture.  It was held during the school holidays on Tuesday, 28th September from 9:00am until 1:45pm

The presenters were Paul Cuthbert from University High School and Sandor Kazi from Melbourne Girls’ College, both of whom regularly present revision lectures.

The sequence was:

  • Fields Area of Study with Paul Cuthbert
  • Motion Area of Study with Sandor Kazi
  • Electrical Energy Area of Study with Paul Cuthbert
  • Waves, Light and Matter Areas of Study with Sandor Kazi
  • Revision strategies, Exam techniques and other useful advice with both Paul and Sandor

A Google Drive was set up with 17 revision documents prepared by Colin Hopkins on different sections of the course, each with sample questions.
The Zoom Webinar had a Q & A facility where you could ask questions during the lecture. A panel of physics teachers who will answers these questions while the lecture is proceeding. The full set of questions and answers was saved at the end and put on the Google Drive along with the links to applets, etc. included in the Chat.

Colin has very kindly offered to make his material freely available.  So the folder in the Google Drive now has open access.

The physics teacher community greatly appreciates Colin’s generosity.

The link to the google folder is here.

Additional resources:

Colin Hopkins has set up a Youtube Channel. It has his lectures from 2020.  Students should note that last year because of COVID and extended lock down from early in the year, VCAA reduced the content to be examined.  So not all of this year’s examinable content is covered by these lectures.

This website has two pages to assist students Advice on Revising Physics and Advice of Learning Physics.