User manual

 Learning Physics?

Navigate the site

Locate resources for all Core topics using the drop-down menus or  link.

The menus are organised by topic, with the heading pages (e.g. Thermal concepts and Modelling gases) containing concise revision notes, images, top tips and flashcards. All of these pages are currently free with a Basic Subscription.

Sub-pages (e.g. Particle model (kinetic theory) and Boyle's law) contain videos to give you a more detailed understanding of the physics and a quiz for you to check your learning.

The Sitemap ensures that you are always no more than two clicks away from the content you want to see next.

Check your progress

Click the  link or visit your Account to track your progress:

  • Coverage is based on the time you have spent on a page. The default time is set at 15 minutes, which will bring you to the IB's recommended learning hours overall.
  • Self-assessment is for you to control. Use the sliding scale at the bottom of each page to remind yourself of what content you'd like to see again.
  • Score is the most objective measure, based on your quiz result at the foot of the page. You can try these again and again to see if you're improving.
  • 'My notes' is just that. You'll find a text box next to the self-assessment slider. Click to reveal your note-to-self.

 Revising Physics?

Try questions and problems

Check out the  sections:

Test Your Knowledge enables you to access 1000+ original multiple choice questions. Choose between Random and Custom quizzes to diagnose your overall course understanding or to check your specific topic knowledge, respectively.

The Virtual Tutor is a set of 50+ problem solving networks to hone your skills in an interactive environment. Research shows that practise is significantly more effective than reading worked examples or listening to someone explain. Check out this introductory network to see how it works and to begin to learn about the right thought process for tackling challenging problems.

Follow our expert exam tips

Head to the Exam tips area to find out about:

  • Revision tips
  • What to expect
  • Types of exam questions
  • Misconceptions