GCSE Physics AQA Past Papers

If you are looking for AQA GCSE Physics revision materials then the best place to find them is here. AQA GCSE Physics past papers and mark schemes can be accessed via the links below along with specimen papers. These AQA Physics past papers represent the closest thing to the final exam that you will find.

AQA GCSE Physics past paper grade boundaries June 2018

AQA GCSE Physics Spec at a Glance

The AQA GCSE Physics specification for the 9-1 course is challenging. The following topic list are the major areas of the course which are covered in depth. The two GCSE Physics papers are split based on these topic areas with paper 1 assessing topics 1-4 and paper 2 covering 5-8.

1. Energy

2. Electricity

3. Particle model of matter

4. Atomic structure

5. Forces

6. Waves

7. Magnetism and electromagnetism

8. Space physics (physics only)

AQA GCSE Chemistry Assessment Detail

Paper 1 – Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2 – Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics.

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Both GCSE Physics papers consist of multiple different question types including: long, short, applied, recall, data handling, calculations, multiple choice, open and closed questions. You can use a calculator in both exams.