This page provides you access to the help-notes of the three physics papers.
Paper 1 ( Multiple Choice)
Paper 2 ( Theory)
Paper 4 ( ATP ) ( Click to open )
This page will provide you with general tips and notes needed to attempt these papers; But will not explain each paper in detail.
Theory papers (Papers 1 and 2)
A Knowledge with understanding is weighted at approximately 65% of the marks with approximately half
allocated to recall.
B Handling information and solving problems is weighted at approximately 35% of the marks.
Practical assessment (Papers 3 and 4)
This is designed to test appropriate skills in assessment objective C and will carry approximately 20% of the
marks for the subject
Physics (5054) syllabus:
The most important thing that you would need in your O' level session is your Syllabus.You must have your syllabus at all times so you would know that you are studying the right thing and not missing any important chapter. The syllabus for Cambridge O' level Physics (5054) is available for download from this link.Click here to download. This syllabus is for candidates appearing in exams in May/ June & Oct/ Nov 2012.
Physics (5054) Book List:
After you have the syllabus you need to learn your coursework. For this you need a book to study.Remember, there is no book in the world that covers the whole syllabus of a subject so you would have to rely on self study and on-line resources like this one to cover your syllabus.I recommend studying from these books as they are recommended by Cambridge.
Author Title Publisher
J. Breithaupt Key Science – Physics Stanley Thornes
K. Dobson The Physical World Nelson
T. Duncan GCSE Physics (Third edition) John Murray
S. Pople Explaining Physics Oxford University Press
Physics (5054) Past Papers:
After you have finished your coursework you need to practice to make your skills perfect. You need to practice the papers of at least 5 years to test your knowledge.
Just click here to download the past papers. Key: s_00 means the Exam occurred in May/June
ms_00 means this is the mark scheme for the paper
qp_00 means this is the question paper.
sy_00 means this is the syllabus for the respective year.
Physics (5054) Notes and Guides:
As there's always room for improvement you can study some notes to help you excel through your studies. These are some of them along with videos which would prove really helpful even if you want to start from scratch. Just click on the topic to watch the respective tutorial.
The chapters are listed according to the Physics (5054) syllabus. ( * = VIP )
You can also use the notes provided in this link to study this topic.
This is some general stuff you should revise.
Star Formation notes HERE.
The entire formula list HERE.
You can also use this Direct Link. *
You can also use this direct link.
You can also use this direct link. Chapter 13:
Chapter 15 & 16:
Chapter 19 ,20, 22, 23:
You can also use this link. ( VIP)
Chapter 26 &; 27:
You can use the notes provided in this link to study this topic. ( different )
You can use this link
Physics (5054) ATP notes VIP: