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What are Waves?

Without waves there would be nothing. No heat, no light, no sound. Not even any movement. Not a single thing. Because waves aren’t just some abstract scientific concept – or something that you only see on the surface of the ocean. They are literally everywhere at all times. Waves, quite simply, are disturbances or variations […]

21 November 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read

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Welcome to Space: A Guide to Astronomy and Astrophysics.

There is a reason why even the most ancient humans were amateur astronomers, mapping the orbit of the moon and the movements of the stars. There’s a reason too that kids are as fascinated by space as they are by dinosaurs, thinking about the Big Bang, distant galaxies, and stars and planets. There’s a reason […]

21 November 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read

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How To: A Level and GCSE Physics Revision

We all know that revising for exams is difficult; it takes time, motivation and can sometimes feel like you’re getting nowhere when you still can’t remember that one calculation! There’s no shortcut to success but there are ways you can make your revision more efficient to spend less time reading every line of your textbook […]

11 April 2019 ∙ 13 minutes to read

Need help learning Physics?

Our Physics tutors have written up a series of articles to help you understand this complex science.

Read all about the different topics covered in GCSE and A Level Physics and get revision tips and resources.  

Find a Physics tutor on Superprof to help you study for your Physics exams. 

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Reviewing Physics in the UK at a University or With a Private Tutor

"Science is a beautiful gift to humanity; we should not distort it." -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam  Learning more about scientific concepts can be an enriching experience. Biology, chemistry, and physics can be studied during primary and secondary school or as part of further education at a qualified university. Superprof will focus on the scientific […]

13 February 2019 ∙ 9 minutes to read

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The Best Apps, Books, Podcasts and Websites to Review the Basics of Physics

"Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and more self confidence you will have." -Brian Tracy Learning is a constant experience that is observed from infancy to old age. As humans, we will never stop learning, and that is an astonishing fact; the joy of discovering a new concept will […]

28 January 2019 ∙ 8 minutes to read

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All About Physics

From Archimedes’ Principle, dating back to around 250 BCE to the race to prove quantum gravity, the curiosity of our physical world has stirred the human mind as no other discipline ever has. And yet, for the most part, people are afraid of physics. Students dread learning it and schools report ongoing difficulties in attracting […]

28 December 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Children can be taught about particles and motion and how these interact together.

Physics For Kids

Does your child know what the periodic table is? Do they understand gravity, magnetism or states of matter? Do they know who Isaac Newton is and all about Newton's law of motion? Have you ever talked to your child about Earth and planets in our solar system? If the answer is no, then don't worry! […]

21 December 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read

An image of a library. Undergraduates studying for a physics degree may end up spending quite a bit of time in the library.

Taking Physics Courses

Although the sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics often have a reputation in school for being particularly difficult or challenging subjects, the truth is that they are some of the most rewarding subjects that you can study. Physics, for example, can help teach you more about how things work, as well as teach you about […]

3 December 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read

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All the Topics Considered in the GCSE Physics Syllabus

"Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations. Examples include the double helix in biology and the fundamental equations of physics." -Stephen Hawking In the United Kingdom, secondary school students have a wide variety of GCSE subjects to choose from such as Architecture, Business, Biology, Engineering, English Literature, […]

3 December 2018 ∙ 10 minutes to read