Prepare for A Level Physics

If you're currently in Year 11 and considering A Level Physics next academic year then this is the place for you!

Schools closing due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of GCSEs is something that your teachers could never have planned for. A Level Physics is a fantastic, yet challenging, course for further study and is well regarded by universities and future employees.

This summer I am putting together some optional tasks for you to have a go at so you can prepare for when school starts again. This is a mix of reading, practical tasks and questions supported by livestreams. You can work through this independently at your own pace so you are ready for the next stage in your education.

Lewis Matheson, May 2020

Prepare for the Challenge

You should read this book if you are considering studying Physics at A Level. It has been written by a teacher for students like you, with some great ideas that you can try at home.

Isaac Physics

There are thousands of questions as Isaac Physics that you answer online. This is a great way to deepen your understanding of the topics you will be covering in Year 12. If you have not used it before then watch this short summary video where I show you around the place.

Pre A Level Sessions

There are five areas we are going to concentrate on.


These consolidate and develop your current knowledge and, once you complete the questions, will improve your mathematical understanding ready for the start of A Levels.

If you find that there are large gaps in your understanding of GCSE Physics make sure you address these now (perhaps by using the material on this website). 

These are the sessions we will cover:


Each one will include videos (of course), Isaac Physics questions and a YouTube livestream where I go through the material.

Coronavirus COVID-19 updates and daily lessons

GCSE Physics Online Recommended for Home Learning

The following organisations have recently recommended these resources to support students who are learning from home during the Covid-19 crisis.

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