Mind maps and revision techniques


For a subject that is heavily 'applied', there are still facts and definitions to memorise. One technique to support your memory development is the use of mind maps or revision notes. These should not be an exact copy of these site pages or your textbook, but instead a visual summary.

Here are some examples:

Virtual tutor

By using the virtual tutor you will learn how to solve problems, top up your understanding of concepts and brush up your mathematical skills all at the same time. There are even some funny bits.

  • If you are not sure of the question, it will be clarified. 
  • If you have forgotten a definition, you will be reminded.
  • If you don’t understand a concept, it will be explained.

Once you know what physics to apply, it’s often just a matter of manipulating equations to find the answer. This will all be split into stages with animations to show the bits you can’t do.


You should regularly test your knowledge of physics to ensure that you are exam-ready. Our multiple choice questions come with explanations - worth a read even if your response was accurate!

StudyIB has started a bank of worked solutions for you to understand how you performed in past papers.