Past papers, different specs– it’s all physics!

What do you do when you exhaust your supply of revision/practice materials for pupils who may now be revising for exams?

My Irish language teacher taught us the phrase “Cleachtadh a dheanann máistreacht” (Practice makes mastery, or the common alliterative English phrase “Practice makes perfect”).

I often use materials from other exam boards, such as past papers or specimen papers, to give pupils further practice, or to challenge them beyond their carefully ring-fenced specification content.

Today I am using British Physics Olympiad papers and trying to separate different questions and then aggregate them into different topic areas appropriate to our current specification.  I found this has this has already been done here; BPhO Question Bank


I’d be interested to hear what you have tried and feedback on how well it works!


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