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Edexcel AS Physics Revision Guide (Edexcel GCE Physics 2008) Paperback – 26 Aug 2009
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Too many details are omitted and the explanations (if any) are at times unclear. As a result you are left trying to just remember it all rather than understand it, which often leads to.....why bother learning it?
Another thing I have to say is that you could understand everything in this book, but still score badly on a physics exam because in the sections of an exam paper that ask you to EXPLAIN, or SUGGEST A REASON FOR or DESCRIBE, this book would be totally useless at preparing you for them. Why? Because examiners are looking for certain phrases or technical words which you may never have thought to include in your answer - and this book doesn't teach you when to use them!
Interestingly, upon reading examiners reports for candidates answers, they all seem to say the same thing - candidates waffle on about things that are irrelevant to the question, or candidates fail to recognise the points which need to be made.
Bad points aside, its just a revision guide, and it probably assumes the reader has already undergone intense study of the subject. It has some pictures to aid and there are a few insufficient small exercises - however, a revision guide should be at least prepared to ready someone for the exam board they advertise on the front!
Taught me more than my teacher could have!
Amazing help for anyone struggling with AS Physics!
obviously you wont find the content in detail cuz its a revision guide. its good for revision purposes only . it also has answers at the back for the questions it asks at end of each topic. there are also thinking tasks provided for applying the concept to real world situation to help you build your application of physics skills. this is important cuz the exam has questions where you are given real world situations and you are expected to apply your concepts of physics to it.
definitely a great buy! recommended for all those who do not have time to make cards etc and all who need to just revise the main concepts prior to the exam!
price is worth it! :)
The product itself has a nice quality and feel to it (not that this makes it any more fun) and the information inside is explained in a straight-to-the-point yet digestible manner.
As the title of this review suggests this book is more of a necessity if you are taking AS Physics and you are hindering yourself and your learning of this course if you pass up the opportunity to buy this guide.
Oh and good luck with your exams.
It gives you good tips for exams, things to watch out on incase of making silly mistakes which I am a person who does it all the time. Good information, Definitely covers the syllabus.
However the book misses out a lot of key points and doesn't show tricky examples and isn't all that clear.
I would recommend the CGP revision book of this course as its clear and explains methods etc. very very clearly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent guide to the expectations at AS level , easy format for pupils to excel in an otherwise demanding subjectPublished 13 months ago by Aqeel Z.
i don't think this book is helpful as exam questions are completely different.Published 16 months ago by Arvinder
Poorly written book. Content not well orginised. Poorly presented.
Difficult for students to understand.
Brilliant book. The explanations are clear and provides questions to widen knowledge would recommend.Published 23 months ago by Zara
Thank you for the guide, it's really helping me with my studies, compared to using the really dragging not-straight-to-the-point textbooks.Published on 18 Mar. 2014 by Fatima Begum Ahmed