Learning a language means learning vocabulary. Physics uses a vocabulary of quantities which need to be memorised in the same way. Once done, learning the theory behind them will be much, much easier.
It has been said that one of the single best and simplest things a student can do to immediately improve their exam results for almost all subjects is to read regularly. Young people today are going to need to read and write more than they have in any point in human history. Whether this is for finding and keeping a job, searching for information or socialising with friendship groups, the ability to read and write well has never been more crucial.