Revision notes for OCR 21st Century Science


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OCR Exam paper changes - Mock questions uploaded

Posted by C on December 1, 2009 at 9:28 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the change in the OCR 21st C exam paper style (We actually have to write answers now), I've uploaded a bunch of mock questions in this new style for P4, P5 and P6 (As that the nearest exam - other physics ones will probably be uploaded later).

I do not own them and they came from a Letts revision guide I bought years ago so I thought I'd help out a bit. The PDF documents may take a few moments to load as it's a pretty hefty file but feel free to print them. The answers will probably be put up tomorrow night.

P6 is online

Posted by C on July 21, 2009 at 10:19 PM Comments comments (2)

P6 is now online to revise from. It contains far too many diagrams, all of which I had to (poorly) draw on paint so please excuse any dodgy quality but it should probably give you some better understanding of the module.

Theres a possibility of an end-of-unit test tomorrow which is why I've tried to finish the notes today. If there isn't then at least we'll have the 6 weeks holidays to revise.


Working on P6

Posted by C on July 4, 2009 at 6:08 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a little update to let you know I'm still alive.

We had the B2, P2, C2 GCSE a few weeks ago and then work experience so I haven't done much work on the website since then.
I haven't been very motivated to write B1 or C1 as they're not my specialist subject (although chemistry is becoming one) and we've already done the exam for it. However, P6 so far is being typed up this weekend and uploaded soonish as a lot of people in my class are having trouble with it, after that I'll just update it as we go along.

B1 and C1 will be on eventually but I can't promise a date yet.


B2 online

Posted by C on May 18, 2009 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (3)

P2, C2, B2 mock exam on Wednesday so I made sure all 3 are online, so B2 (the first of the biology notes) is now online. Hopefully we all do well in our mocks and then even better in our GCSEs next month!

The good news is, the notes obviously help, I managed to draw the entire carbon cycle from memory :D

Anyway, good luck everyone!


P3 update

Posted by C on May 14, 2009 at 6:47 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I realised that I'd made a mistake in the P3 notes and put that if an electron was added/removed then the element would change. I meant to put that the charge would change so that is all fixed up now. Sorry for any inconvinience.

Also, we've stopped learning P6 (we've just covered refraction) to do more P2 revision in class for the mock exam coming up and then we'll be doing more for the real GCSE but not to worry, it'll be there by summer I'd imagine.


P3 is online

Posted by C on May 4, 2009 at 1:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the long weekend I was hoping to get a bit more done than what I have but I've managed to spend my morning drawing terrible diagrams in paint to put onto my P3 notes. So now P3 is all uploaded and thats all the physics notes up to date, I won't be uploading any more there until we get through P6 which won't be for a while now (Probably not 'til after summer with work experience and everything). However I'm going to get some B2 notes done for June since we have a GCSE coming up including that. After that it'll just be catching up with B1 and C1 and maybe doing B3/C3 depending on how quickly we learn the modules and which one we learn next.

Have a fantabulous day and don't forget to vote for your favourite science on the new poll!


P1 and C2 updates and new P2

Posted by C on May 1, 2009 at 6:36 PM Comments comments (0)

The C2 test was postponed until text Wednesday so we did some more revision in lesson, it jogged my memory and so I've updated the C2 notes with a few minor points that I'd missed so they've been re-uploaded. There's barely any difference though.

I uploaded P1 last night but today I realised that I'd missed a page (Silly me) and so I've just added an extra page into those about the parallax method of measuring the distance to stars.

Also, P2 is about to be uploaded (The server kept messing about so I couldn't upload them) so that just leaves me with P3 to type up and that's all the physics notes done (for now, until we get started on P6). In terms of biology and chemistry the next set of notes to go up will most likely be B2 (we have an exam on that coming up soon) and then either C1 or B1 closely following.

Until then, you'll have to wait. Drop a comment on the contact page if you want a particular module's notes uploading and I'll do my best to get some work done on them.

Now I have to go get P2 uploaded before my battery runs out.

Today's updates - C2 and P1 are now on!

Posted by C on April 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Well since we have a C2 end of unit test tomorrow (or next wednesday depending on how tired everyone is) I was inspired to complete my C2 notes that I've left hanging for a few weeks now. So they're all fully uploaded and I also typed up my P1 notes and added a few pictures to that so they're available from the physics page now.

In regards to today's physics lesson I was dissappointed since we were supposed to get started on P6 but couldn't since half the class was late (Due to how the assembly system works). So instead we did P5 review questions because of yesterday's fail test so P6 notes can't start until next Wednesday (Bank holiday = Long weekend = YAY)

I talked to one of my triple friends and he said he might be able to get some notes done for the additional chemistry and biology notes for you guys to fill the gaps that I can't.

I've also added the contact page where you can now sign up to the mailing list (You'll be updated on anything I add) and you can also leave a comment for me :)

If you're interested, the notes I've uploaded today are C2 - Materials and Properties (Polymers) and P1 - The Earth and the Universe. The P1 notes contain a holiday photo I took in '03 when we were at Jodrell bank.

Anyway, happy revising!


A new website!

Posted by C on April 29, 2009 at 6:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, here it is. I've been telling myself for months that I need to set up a website to upload my notes to and so I've finally gotten around to it.

Why today? I hear you cry. Well today was a good day, we had an end of unit test in physics for P5 and I got 18/20, considering the majority of the class got between 4 and 10 (except for me and a couple of friends because we're smart masses) then I was pretty darn proud of getting highest in the class. I did get a few glares/shocked looks though.

The point is that one of the (very few) girls in my class got a higher mark than what she thought she would've gotten because I sent her my P5 notes that I'd made. Apparently our teacher explains things well to some people but others need the information purely in front of them and so that is why I thought these notes would be good for a lot of people.

So far I've uploaded P4 and P5 notes but I have P1, 2 and 3 already written but I need to type them up properly (my handwriting is not the best over the Christmas holidays) and C2 is nearly finished too (I need to type up C1 and B1 and actually make some B2 notes)

I'm also going to set up a contact page soon so that people can poke me if they need some notes but since I have stuff to do tonight then that probably won't be done until tomorrow or maybe even the weekend.

Anywho, enjoy what there is at the minute. I promise updates soon.

-Your female physics geek, C.