GCSE Physics school textbook : Physics for You
Letters from Users
Keith and his publishers have received many uplifting letters from students who have used his books. Here are some of them.
In the full versions the addresses have been redacted for privacy.
It was partly because of the requests in some of the letters that Keith wrote Advanced Physics for You, for A level.
|‘To everyone’s surprise I got a Grade A. I really couldn’t have done it without your book. Now I am in the A-level course.’ Stacey Wilks, 16, London||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I am certain that your book contributed a great deal to my success. I used to hate Physics until I started reading your book, and that’s the honest truth. I want to thank you again for your inspirational book that helped change my life . . . I am now doing A-level Physics.’ Sophia Khan, 17, Liverpool||Read The Full Letter|
|‘. . . then it all changed – I discovered your book. Now I love Physics . . . I am absolutely overjoyed, I got a Grade A* ! I’d like to say a great big ‘Thank you’ for writing Physics for You and helping me get this grade in Physics. I’ll let you know how my A-level course goes.’ Ruth Clark, 16, Lancs||Read The Full Letter|
|‘The best thing about the book is the wonderfully clear way in which everything, even the most complicated topic, is put into such clear everyday language.’ Elizabeth Shaw, 16, Surrey||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Thank you for the publication of this most remarkable book.’ Richard Burgin, 15, Barnsley|
|‘I used Physics for You as the heart of my course and have just achieved Grade A in my exam’ Elizabeth Stanley, 16, London|
|‘I am very grateful for a very readable and interesting book. Now the ordeal of a Physics lesson has been greatly reduced and I feel that everything I have learnt is not simply for a two-hour exam, but it is Physics for Life.’ Melinda Creme, 15, Manchester||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Your text is so inspiring . . . I think all subjects should follow your example. Thank you for a very enjoyable book – and long live Professor Messer.’ Andrew Yeats, Adult Student, London||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Our books are so boring at school and you seem to know what we have to put up with. It’s so clear and understandable. I’m hoping to do A-level. Thank you for writing the best text book I’ve ever seen.’ Linda Peters, 15, Kent||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I was fascinated . . . I would like to congratulate you on an excellent book.’ Darren Cox, 15, London|
|‘It had an immediate appeal as it was set out in an entertaining way. I think the diagrams are excellent and the cover is brilliant.’ Charlotte Goldberg, 15, Cheshire||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Many thanks for writing a book that makes Physics so interesting.’ S Upperton, London|
|‘I found it remarkably easily understandable. I passed the exam, only Grade C – but I want you to know that it was only your book which made it possible. Thank you.’ Lynne Page, 16, Leicester||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I write to you especially to congratulate you for your brilliant book . . .your style of explaining as well as your applications of Physics to daily life are marvellous.’ Bina Bhatia, India||Read The Full Letter|
|‘It is a joy to read, and presents Physics in a way that is both interesting and enjoyable.’ Samantha Walters, Herts||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I am writing to congratulate on your Physics book . . . it was the best seven pounds I ever spent. I would recommend this book to any school or any 16-year-old.’ Mark Jones, 16, Oldham||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Physics for You is brilliant’ Steven McCombe, 17, Cumbria|
|‘An absolutely great book . . . thoroughly enjoyable. I have recommended this magnificent book to all of my friends who do Physics.’ Khalid Iqbal, 14, Cambridgeshire||Read The Full Text|
|‘It is a marvellous book !!’ D Thomas, 16, Mid Glamorgan|
|‘A thousand thanks for the cartoons, rhymes and above all the clear unpatronising interesting language you use. Brilliant.’ Anna Chipchase, 16, Derbyshire||Read The Full Letter|
|The most brilliant Physics book I have ever seen.’ Ishfaq Hussain, 14, Birmingham|
|‘We like your book very much, especially Professor Messer !’ Debbie Wells and Joanne Curbers, Essex|
|‘I just thought I would write to say your book really helped. I am now much more confident than I ever have been with Physics. I hope to do A-level now.’ Anne Allen, 15, Dorset||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I ended up reading your book from cover to cover ! You make it seem attractive and colourful, not dry like it sometimes has a reputation for being. Physics for You has proved that Physics is for Me.’ Kate Bryan, 14, Nottingham||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I find it amazing and marvellous, it explains everything so interesting yet so clearly. And I now find Physics enjoyable to learn.’ Miriam Baddiel, London||Read The Full Letter|
|‘This book is absolutely marvellous . . . with its super-simple explanations and really fabulous diagrams. Thank you for such an interesting experience.’ John Hone, Adult Student, Surrey||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I understand this subject more from this book than listening to the teacher.’ Alison Yeung, Kent||Read The Full Letter|
|‘I found Physics for You a great help . . . how excellent it is.’ Farana Cheema, 14, Berks|
|‘I pass my examination. I just say thanks to you.’ Theresia Sudi, 14, Tanzania||Read The Full Letter|
|‘Physics for You was extremely beneficial to me . . . it had a great ability in teaching me a lot, and my understanding is reflected in the Grade B I obtained for GCSE. Thanks a lot for playing a major part in my success. I am now carrying on to do A-level Physics.’ Aidan Traynor, 16, West Midlands||Read The Full Letter|
Reviews by teachers:
|…continues to be excellent – attractive presentation, lots of colours and an accessible reading age. These publications have kept to the high standards established by Keith Johnson over the last 16 years.
Association for Science Education : School Science Review
|It is a delight to handle and to read. . . . . . Keith Johnson has really made a superb job of this major revision of a very successful GCSE course textbook. The artwork throughout the book is really outstanding . . . particularly attractive. There is a great deal to be gained from this book. The question is: is it the book to deliver the National Curriculum Attainment Targets— Yes.
|. . . . certainly a matter of congratulation. The book is attractively produced and well designed. I would not expect this book to stay long on the shelves of a public library! It will also be popular with students following separate science courses, and with any schools looking for a physics book to support their teaching of balanced science.
Times Educational Supplement
|This new edition of Physics for You is a delightful book. It has been extensively revised for Physics in the National Curriculum to Key Stage 4 . . . . most readable . . . . suitable for nearly all pupils. I strongly recommend that any department thinking of changing textbooks should give this new edition serious consideration.
Association for Science Education : School Science Review