ib physics online course

Last Updated on August 8, 2022 by Team College Learners

Creating a safe space where you can be yourself and learn without feeling judged is my top priority. Instead of teaching everything about physics, I want to provide a space for you to ask all your questions, share your opinions, and feel good about learning physics. Courses at IB Physics Online are designed to target exactly what you need help with by helping you work through past exam questions when you are stuck, showing you how to make a study plan that works for YOU, and giving YOU the tools necessary so you can be your own teacher.

This ib physics online course is designed by a team of experienced IB tutors. The aim of this course is to help students develop understanding of the concepts, knowledge and skills relevant to the study of physics.

List of the ib physics online course

Capstone: IB Fizik

#1 Chris Doner

Overall Rating  9.1

 Overview
Chris Doner and his YouTube channel is the most popular online resource for IB Physics students. With an impressive 2million+ total views and 18 thousand subscribers, Chris Doner’s teaching and tutorial videos for every SL and HL Physics topic are widely used and highly praised by students across the globe. Mr Doner makes understanding challenging topics super approachable, and whilst videos can be on the longer side, students find themselves watching the entirety of his videos anyway since his teaching is engaging and great for revising. Similar to Khan Academy, the videos are made using a handwritten annotation style which is easy to follow along with. There are some practice style questions embedded into the videos but extra practice using full papers would be a great addition to the IB physics study routine.

Z Pros
IB aligned. High quality teaching. Covers the entire SL and HL IB course.

 Cons
Limited IB exam question practice.

 Bottom-Line
Bookmark or subscribe to his YouTube channel if you study IB Physics. It will certainly come in useful when clearing up concepts taught in class.

#2 Mitch Campbell (OSC)

Overall Rating  8.7

 Overview
Mitchel Cambell closely follows Doner as a high quality provider of IB aligned physics videos and resources. He has an excellent range of videos on his YouTube channel (called OSC), then also has a paid physics course on his website (also called Studynova).

The videos on his YouTube channel are highly regarded by students for his easy to understand, conversational manner. The videos cover pretty much the entire SL & HL physics courses. The paid courses include these theory videos, then also add practice IB questions and video tutorials to past IB paper. Unfortunately the price tag is quite steep ($159 for SL & $249 for HL).

Z Pros
Great range of free videos on his YouTube channel. IB aligned. Casual and conversational teaching style.

 Cons
A little difficult to use if learning new content. Additional resources outside of YouTube channel require payment

 Bottom-Line
Definitely tap into his YouTube channel. These videos, combined with those of Chris Donner (#1), will cover all the theory required to understand IB physics concepts.

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#3 Concordian International School

Overall Rating  8.4

 Overview
A massive range of IB physics resources are available via the Concordian International School LibGuides Physics page, which is like an archive for all their classroom resources which are readily available online for other IB students to access for free. From topics 1 through to 12, as well as past papers, internal assessment, and topic revision worksheets, this page deposits files, links to videos (many of which belong to Mr Doner), demos and simulations, powerpoints and pdf posters which would be of immense help to IB physics students. It’d be tricky to use this site if you’re hoping to learn a topic, but it’s absolutely perfect for revision due to the sheer volume of interactive and high quality resources for IB Physics.

Z Pros
IB aligned. Large volume of resources.

 Cons
A lot of the resources need to be downloaded from the site to be viewed.

 Bottom-Line
Super useful to use if looking for additional classroom resources and different ways to revise the content.

4 Grade Gorilla

Overall Rating  8.1

 Overview
Grade Gorilla is a unique resource that more students should take advantage of for their study. This wonderful resource solely focuses on providing and encouraging students to complete practise questions and quizzes once they finish covering a topic during class time over the duration of the IB diploma. Under the IB Physics tab, there are two types of practise questions, the micro quizzes which are 10 short multiple choice questions for each subtopic of the syllabus, aimed to be completed within 10 minutes, as well as the end of topic quizzes which cover the whole unit. Most importantly, Grade Gorilla makes it easy to obtain answers at the end of each quiz, and also has a feature where if you sign up for free, you can track your progress and your quiz results can be analysed, a great way to check how you’re going!

Z Pros
Great way to practice IB style questions. Can track progress. Free IB aligned resource. Both longer and short quizzes available.

 Cons
Outdated website. Doesn’t contain worked solutions to questions.

 Bottom-Line
What a unique resource! If you study IB physics, you should consider using Grade Gorilla to support your frequent learning and revision for the course for sure.

#5 Passionately Curious

Overall Rating  7.5

 Overview
Passionately curious has become a somewhat hub for IB physics students, with an abundance of classroom resources from students that are freely available online. The site contains resources for all the SL and HL topics, and has online labs and practical activities, notes, study guides, content guides, review guides, quizzes, worksheets and IA resources. A good portion of these resources are available via google drive links, but some are embedded into the website which makes it a little easier to navigate and skim through to find exactly what you’re looking for. They also have embedded YouTube videos under the Notes tab, which is specific to the Passionately Curious YouTube channel, created by an IB science teacher. Another great feature of Passionately Curious is the Test Review tab, which makes revising using past paper questions just that little bit easier.

Z Pros
IB aligned. Super diverse range of video and non-video online resources. All available for free.

 Cons
Website is a little clunky and hard to navigate.

 Bottom-Line
Passionately Curious is the place to go visit when you’re looking for additional classroom IB physics resources for extra practise or reading on particular topics.

#6 Khan Academy (Physics)

Overall Rating  7.1

 Overview
Khan Academy has yet again been voted by students into the list of top ranked IB Resources, this time for Physics. Khan Academy has extended its offering from a foundation of just maths, to a whole range of subjects, such as Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

The core of the Khan Academy resource is theory videos, covering concepts that are taught in class. These videos can be found on both their website and YouTube channel. There are also some other types of resources on their website, such as summary notes and practice questions. Unfortunately, Khan Academy isn’t aligned to the IB Curriculum and therefore it’s sometimes hard to find the particular concept you are looking for, and it’s also not that great for final revision. Past paper practice would definitely be required as a supplement to Khan Academy if you want to go well in your IB Physics exams.

Z Pros
Excellent range of free videos. High quality teaching.

 Cons
Not IB aligned. Website can be hard to navigate to find the video you want.

 Bottom-Line
If you like to learn via videos, then Doner and Campbell should be all you need for IB Physics (and they are IB aligned). However, if you happen to like the Khan Academy teaching style, this resource has a lot of great content to clear up concepts taught in class.

#7 Ibphysics.org

Overall Rating  6.8Ibphysics.org is a website created by David, a past IB student, who has shared his comprehensive notes for SL, HL and option B and D for IB physics. Over 3.3 million people have visited this website, making it a popular choice among the IB physics student community for a notes and summary resource. The notes are nice to scroll and read through as the formatting involves short dot-points with clear headings as well as lots of useful diagrams included as well. There is also useful information regarding the internal assessment, and quick links to the data booklet and course information.

Z Pros
Well designed page. Reliable, summarised notes.

 Cons
Limited practice questions available.

 Bottom-Line
Ibphysics.org is another great IB aligned resource available for free, however, this would only be used if you’re specifically searching for a summarised version of the content to have a read-through of.