Physics

Physics is the most fundamental and rigorous of the sciences. Physics is concerned with the basic structure of the universe and deals with questions that probe the fundamental nature of reality. Physics is also a deeply practical subject, the internet, smart phones, x-rays and all forms of modern transport were pioneered by people who were keen students of physics.

In the first year of the course students study 4 major modules and sit the AS Physics exam at end of Year 12. The topics covered are outlined below:

Year 12

Half term Autumn 1

  • Physical quantities
  • Nature of quantities
  • Motion
  • Forces in Action 1
  • Charge and Current

Half term Autumn 2

  • Forces in Action 2
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Energy, Power and Resistance

Half term Spring 1

  • Materials
  • Newton’s Laws and Momentum
  • Electrical Circuits

Half term Spring 2

  • Waves
  • Quantum Physics

Throughout the year content on practical skills is incorporated into all topics to give students a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of practical methods.

 

Year 13

Half term Autumn 1

  • Thermal Physics
  • Circular Motion
  • Oscillations

Half term Autumn 2

  • Gravitational Fields
  • Astrophysics and cosmology

Half term Spring 1

  • Capacitors
  • Electric fields
  • Electromagnetism

Half term Spring 2

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Medical imaging

Throughout the year content on AS is recovered through fortnightly assessments.

 

 

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