A level physics notes

A full set of A level physics notes free to download. Use these to help revise for exams and to read through as you go along to build understanding. They are written for the AQA exam board but should still be useful for all other exam boards, including Edexcel, and OCR A and B.   

Mechanics notes

Motion Graphs;

Velocity and Acceleration;

Equation of Motion;

Resolving vectors;

Newtons Laws of Motion;

Terminal Velocity and Projectiles; 



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 Materials notes

Hookes Law and Strain Energy

Stress and strain 

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Electricity notes

Series and Parallel Circuits;

Ohms Law and I-V graphs;


Kirchoffs Laws and Potential Dividers;

Energy and Power in Circuits;

Internal Resistance and EMF;




Waves notes

Progressive Waves

Transverse & Longitudinal Waves; Polarisation

Total Internal Reflection


Superposition and Standing Waves

Polarisation and Diffraction


Photoelectric Effect

Wave Particle Duality


Further Mechanics notes

Circular motion

Centripetal force and acceleration

Further momentum


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Electric & Magnetic Fields notes

Electric Fields

Electric Potential

Capacitor basics

Capacitors – Charging and discharging

Capacitors – Exponential Decay

Motion of charged particles in electric fields

Magnetic Fields – Force on a current carrying wire

Magnetic Fields – Force on charged particle

Magnetic Flux and Flux Linkage

Electromagnetic Induction




Particle Physics notes

Structure of the atom

Rutherfords Alpha Scattering Experiment

Matter and Antimatter

The cyclotron and pair production



Thermodynamics notes

Heat, Temperature and Internal Energy

Specific Heat Capacity and Specific Latent Heat

Gas Laws

Ideal Gases

Kinetic Theory Equations


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Nuclear Radiation notes

Ionising Radiation

Radioactive Decay

Mass Defecit and Binding Energy

Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear reactor safety




Gravitational Fields notes

Gravitational Potential

Gravitational Fields

Orbits and Escape Velocity

Comparing electric and gravitational fields



Oscillations (Resonance and SHM) notes

Resonance and Damping

Simple Harmonic Motion 1

Simple Harmonic Motion 2 – Graphs



Space notes

Doppler Effect

Expanding Universe and Hubbles Law

Evidence for the Big Bang

Star classification by temperature

Stellar Evolution

Stellar Spectroscopy

Evolution of Large Mass Stars

Hertzprung-Russell diagrams

Life Cycle of Stars and H-R diagrams


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A level Physics workbooks working through the 100’s of exam style questions will help develop your exam technique and ultimately improve your grades!