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 Papers (9-1) (NEW SPEC)

June 2019

Foundation

GCSE Physics Paper 1 - Foundation

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GCSE Physics Paper 2 - Foundation

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Higher

GCSE Physics Paper 1 - Higher

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GCSE Physics Paper 2 - Higher

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June 2018

Foundation

GCSE Physics Paper 1 - Foundation

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GCSE Physics Paper 2 - Foundation

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Higher

GCSE Physics Paper 1 - Higher

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GCSE Physics Paper 2 - Higher

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Specimen Papers

Foundation

Specimen Paper 1

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Specimen Paper 2

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Higher

Specimen Paper 1

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Specimen Paper 2

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AQA GCSE Physics Higher (Old Specification)

June 2017

GCSE Physics Higher P1

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GCSE Physics Higher P2

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GCSE Physics Higher P3

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June 2016

GCSE Physics Higher P1

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GCSE Physics Higher P2

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GCSE Physics Higher P3

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June 2015

GCSE Physics Higher P1

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GCSE Physics Higher P2

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GCSE Physics Higher P3

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June 2014

GCSE Physics Higher P1

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GCSE Physics Higher P2

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GCSE Physics Higher P3

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June 2013

GCSE Physics Higher P1

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GCSE Physics Higher P2

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GCSE Physics Higher P3

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AQA GCSE Physics Foundation (Old Specification)

June 2017

GCSE Physics Foundation P1

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GCSE Physics Foundation P2

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GCSE Physics Foundation P3

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June 2016

GCSE Physics Foundation P1

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GCSE Physics Foundation P2

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GCSE Physics Foundation P3

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June 2015

GCSE Physics Foundation P1

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GCSE Physics Foundation P2

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GCSE Physics Foundation P3

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June 2014

GCSE Physics Foundation P1

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GCSE Physics Foundation P2

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GCSE Physics Foundation P3

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June 2013

GCSE Physics Foundation P1

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GCSE Physics Foundation P2

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GCSE Physics Foundation P3

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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.