Site overview

The Study IB Physics site is a web based learning resource designed to help you understand difficult concepts and apply them to solve problems. You can choose your own way through the material in self-study mode or be guided by the virtual tutor.

The site includes:

  • 350+ videos
  • 1000+ multiple choice questions
  • Numerous guided solutions to problems
  • Virtual tutor and self-study modes
  • Regular updates

Concept videos

These are short videos using animations to explain the important concepts that need to be understood. Organised according to topic, they can be used to reinforce what you learnt in class or help you to remember before a test.

Multiple choice

Written especially for this site, the multiple choice questions are also arranged by topic and test the understanding of material covered in the videos. The questions are all answered online and have worked solutions to help you to learn from your mistakes.

Virtual tutor

When a tutor sits down with a student to prepare for an exam there are several different strategies they may adopt, one of them is to take an exam question and work through it with the student. The virtual tutor is a digital version of this. Chris knows the concepts students find difficult and can predict the common mistakes, this has enabled him to prepare material to guide you through the maze of knowledge required to solve problems without actually being there. The problems range from easy to Olympiad level. Each problem is broken down into simple stages that only require a basic level of knowledge. At each step you either know what to do or not, if not you are directed to some help. This is either a video tutorial, text, a diagram or an animation. By practicing problems in this way you not only develop your problem solving skills but also fill the gaps in your knowledge.


Subscription options

Basic subscription: Free! Premium Subscription: 50.00 EUR
  • Revision notes and flash cards for all Core Topics
  • Concept videos and multiple choice quizzes on
    • Mathematical requirements
    • Physics basics
    • Mechanics
    • Thermal physics
  • 20 virtual tutor networks to guide you through problem solving techniques
  • Exam tricks and tips
  • Question bank from the above sections

Full access! The Basic plus…

  • Concept videos and multiple choice quizzes on:
    • Circular motion
    • Oscillations and waves
    • Electromagnetism
    • Atomic nuclear and particles
    • Energy production
  • 80 virtual tutor networks for even more problem solving practice
  • 1000+ multiple choice questions for you to try at any time

Watch our Virtual Tutor video


About the site authors

Chris Hamper is a physics teacher with 40 years experience teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds. Chris is the author of the Pearson Baccalaureate IB diploma physics texts and the thinkIB.net physics website, he also designed the educational management system used at his school. Put these skills together and you get an innovative approach to online learning.


Emma Mitchell is a physics teacher and Head of Higher Education at Whitgift School, near London. Originally from Northern Ireland and a fan of hill walking and rowing, she also conducts part-time EdD research on girls' participation in physics and uptake of post-compulsory subjects.

  • Emma tweets very occasionally to a small number of followers @emmaphysics
  • Some university papers and other writings are available here
  • ...and you can even see Emma in action discussing Physics and Light for a school interdisciplinary event