Science Revision

Click to visit the AQA Science A website

Welcome to the science revision page. We will post useful websites, Youtube clips, worksheets, suggested books, worked examples of difficult questions and past exam papers for you to practice at home.

Past Papers

Click to download other past papers from the AQA website

Click to download other past papers from the AQA website

Click the links below to download past examination papers. Give yourself an hour to complete each paper (one for biology, physics and chemistry) and mark your answers with the mark scheme provided.

 

Biology

Biology January 2012 (Foundation) question paper

Biology January 2012 markscheme

Biology June 2012 (foundation) question paper

Biology June 2012 markscheme

 

Chemistry

Chemistry January 2012 (foundation) question paper

Chemistry January 2012 mark scheme

Chemistry June 2012 (foundation) question paper

Chemistry June 2012 mark scheme

 

Physics

Physics January 2012 (foundation) question paper

Physics January 2012 mark scheme

Physics June 2012 (foundation) question paper

Physics June 2012 mark scheme

 

Command Words

Most exam questions start with a command word such as ‘suggest, compare, evaluate, calculate etc’ but what do these words actually mean? What do you have to do to get full marks? Read through the following document that gives examples of how to approach each types of questions with command words.

Command Words (click to download)

 

Rapid Revision Technique

Rapid Revision Progress (click to download)

 

Websites

Great biology revision site – http://www.docbrown.info/page20/AQAscibio1.htm

Great physics revision site – http://www.docbrown.info/page20/AQAsciphys1.htm

Great chemistry revision site – http://www.docbrown.info/page20/AQAscichem1.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/

 

Youtube channels

The link below has some excellent video clips explaining various parts of the science course. We highly recommend spending some time watching these!

https://www.youtube.com/user/myGCSEscience

 

Personal Learning Checklists

Print these off and use to self assess your learning against the criteria outlined on the checklist.

If you find something on the list that you don’t understand or recognise, this is something to spend extra time revising. If you’re still confused use your google docs link for further advice.

Physics

P1.1_heat_energy_transfers_checklist

P1.2_and_P1.3_energy_efficiency_and_using_electricity_checklists

P1.2_energy_and_efficiency_checklist

P1.3_using_electrical_energy_checklist

P1.4_generating_electricity_checklist

P1.5_waves_checklist

Physics1 equation sheet

 

Biology

B1.1_keeping_healthy_checklist

B1.2_nerves_and_hormones_checklist

B1.3_use_and_misuse_of_drugs_checklist

B1.4_interdependence_and_adaptation_checklist

B1.5_energy_and_biomass_in_food_chains_checklist

B1.6_waste_materials_from_plants_and_animals_checklist

B1.7_genetic_variation_and_its_control_checklist

B1.8_evolution_checklist

 

Chemistry

C1.1_fundamental_ideas_in_chemistry_checklist

C1.2_and_C1.6_combined_checklists

C1.2_limestone_and_building_materials_checklist

C1.3_metals_and_their_uses

C1.4_crude_oil_and_fuels_checklist

C1.5_other_useful_substances_from_crude_oil_checklist

C1.6_plant_oils_checklist

C1.7_changes_in_the_Earth_and_atmosphere_checklist

 

Chemistry Resources

The link below allows you to download the entire chemistry topic condensed down onto 3 large posters. They are great, but not on their own, exams will require extra detail so use as a revision aid rather than the only thing you use!

C1 Chemistry revision posters

Click below to download revision flashcards for each topic in chemistry.

C1 Revision Cards