Physics

Yr10 and Yr11 learners are studying AQA GCSE Physics – Physics Unit 1 (25% of GCSE grade) Physics Unit 2 (25% of GCSE grade), Physics Unit3 (25% of GCSE grade) Investigative skills assessment (25% of GCSE grade)

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand the different types of energy transfers.

Know and understand the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non renewable energy sources.

Know and understand the uses of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Know and understand current evidence suggests that the universe is expanding and that matter and space expanded violently and rapidly from a very small initial ‘point’, i.e. the universe began with a ‘big bang’.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the physics topic students will learn how energy is used in modern life including the different ways of generating electricity and how it is used in the home. The students will complete investigations such as specific heat capacity and efficiency of bouncing balls.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in March.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Physics Revision guide

Collins AQA Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Physics Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PHYS-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse Exam papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives At this point in the year students are studying Chemistry and Biology
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Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand forces can cause changes to the shape or motion of an object.

Know and understand objects can move in a straight line at a constant speed.

Know and understand the momentum of an object is the product of the object’s mass and velocity.

Know and understand the current in an electric circuit depends on the resistance of the components and the supply.

Know and understand the power of an electrical appliance is the rate at which it transforms energy.

Know and understand the properties of radioactive substances and their uses.

Know and understand during the process of nuclear fission, atomic nuclei split, this process releases energy which can be used to generate electricity.

Know and understand that nuclear fusion is the joining together of atomic nuclei and is the process by which energy is released in stars.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the physics topic students will learn how to design and make simple circuits, use velocity – time graphs to calculate acceleration and distance. Investigations into radioactive decay and the properties of radioactive substances will be completed.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in March.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Physics Revision guide

Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Physics Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-PHYS-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

Exam papers

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes