CODE: 7517


In this webinar students will be taken through the key features and question types for AQA GCSE Physics, looking at key topics, whilst being guided through example responses. The key learning points will be highlighted as the content is explained. When working through examples, students will be guided as to how to approach answers, and what the mark schemes require. Slides containing clear and detailed notes on the content will be provided in advance, as well as the exam questions to be used.


  • Gain an excellent understanding of how best to answer the challenging topics
  • Focus on common mistakes that students make in the examinations and what the best students do well
  • Explore a range of data handling and synoptic questions with explanations of how to achieve full marks
  • Obtain examples of how to tackle questions on the required practicals
  • Ask questions and receive feedback on how to revise and tackle GCSE Physics


  • All students studying GCSE Physics


Welcome and Introductions

The Key Features of Paper 1

Topics covered will include

  • Energy stores and transfers – using the new language properly
  • Work and power calculations
  • Calculations of the various energy types and efficiency
  • Applying electric circuit rules for current, voltage and resistors and formulae to complex circuit questions
  • Describing particles in solids liquid and gases and what happens to mass, kinetic energy and potential energy and temperature in changes of state
  • Formulae for specific latent heat and specific heat capacity
  • Pressure in gases and the effects of temperature and volume
  • Half-life explanation and calculations

Succeeding on Paper 2

  • Types of force and drawing free body diagrams
  • Finding the resultant force and resolving forces using scale diagrams
  • Motion formulae and graphs
  • Pressure in gases and upthrust
  • Moments, levers and gears
  • Electromagnet phenomena: motor effect and generator effect and their applications to electromagnetic devices


Sarah Battams

Sarah is current Senior Examiner for A level and GCSE Physics with a leading examination board. She writes and edits for the online resource GCSE Pod and is an author of high-quality Physics resources on TES. She is an outstanding practitioner with consistently excellent examination results and value added at GCSE and A level. Her uptake at A-level is excellent. She believes that Physics lessons should be motivational and enable students to understand how to tackle examinations. This year she received outstanding feedback from the A-level Practical monitoring visit.