Physics

Curriculum Information

 

Year 9 Physics 2018-2019

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8463/8464
How will students be assessed?
In GCSE science, students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions. Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Physics GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of energy, electricity, the particle model of matter and atomic structure.

Physics GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism, space physics as well as some of the work previously done on energy and electricity.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Electricity and electric fields
2 (7 weeks) Current electricity and resistance
Domestic electricity
3 (6 weeks) Energy
4 (6 weeks) Energy
5 (5 weeks) Heat Energy
6 (7 weeks) Renewables and non-renewables

 

 Year 10 Physics 2018-2019

Course title: GCSE Physics Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8463
How will students be assessed?
In GCSE science, students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions. Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Physics GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of energy, electricity, the particle model of matter and atomic structure.

Physics GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism, space physics as well as some of the work previously done on energy and electricity.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Domestic electricity
The particle model of matter
2 (7 weeks) Atomic structure and radioactivity
3 (6 weeks) Forces and Moments
4 (6 weeks) Forces and motion
5 (5 weeks) Newton’s laws
6 (7 weeks) Pressure and waves

2019-20

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Electromagnetic spectrum
2 (7 weeks) Electromagnetism
3 (7 weeks) Space
4 (6 weeks) Revision
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

 Year 10 COMBINED SCIENCE PHYSICS –  2018-2019

Course title: GCSE Physics Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8464
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.  Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Physics GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of energy, electricity, the particle model of matter and atomic structure.

Physics GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism, space physics as well as some of the work previously done on energy and electricity.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) RECAP electricity and national grid
Density 
2 (7 weeks) Atomic structure and radioactivity
3 (6 weeks) Forces
4 (6 weeks) Forces and motion
5 (5 weeks) Newton’s laws
6 (7 weeks) Pressure and waves

2019-20

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Waves and electromagnetic spectrum
2 (7 weeks) Electromagnetism
3 (7 weeks) Electricity
4 (6 weeks) Revision
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

 Year 11 PHYSICS – 2018-2019

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8463
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 50% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.  Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Physics GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of energy, electricity, the particle model of matter and atomic structure.

Physics GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism, space physics as well as some of the work previously done on energy and electricity.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Waves recap
2 (7 weeks) Electromagnetic spectrum
3 (6 weeks) Electromagnetism
4 (6 weeks) Electricity recap from year 9
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

 Year 11 COMBINED SCIENCE PHYSICS –  2018-2019

Course title: GCSE SCIENCE Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8464
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit six external exams (two in each science subject) at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 16.7% of their final GCSE grade. All exams will be 1 hour and 15 minutes in length requiring students to answer multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.  Questions will be knowledge based as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course.

Physics GCSE Paper 1: This will assess the topic areas of energy, electricity, the particle model of matter and atomic structure.

Physics GCSE Paper 2:  This will assess the topic areas of forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism, space physics as well as some of the work previously done on energy and electricity.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Waves recap
2 (7 weeks) Electromagnetic spectrum
3 (6 weeks) Electromagnetism
4 (6 weeks) Electricity recap from year 9
5 (5 weeks) Revision

 

 Year 12 Physics 2018/2019

Course title: A-Level Physics Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7408
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three two hour external exams at the end of Year 13.  During the course, along with other practical work, students will carry out 12 assessed practical’s which will lead to the students being awarded their practical skills endorsement.

Physics Paper 1: (85 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions (60 marks) on the topic from sections 1-5 and 6.1. The paper includes multiple choice questions.

Physics Paper 2: (85 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions (60 marks) on the topic from sections 6.2 and 7 – 8 (the questions may assume knowledge from sections 1-6.1.  The paper includes 25 multiple choice questions.

 Physics Paper 2: (80 marks)

Students will complete 45 marks of long and short answer question on practical experiments and data analysis. As well as 35 marks of short and long questions from the optional unit, unit 12 turning points in physics.

Half term Key content
  Teacher 1 DBL (4 LESSONS) Teacher 2 AM (5 LESSONS)
(8 weeks) Circuits resistivity EMF 3.2 Particles and radiation
2   (7 weeks) Potential dividers EMF internal resistance  3.2 Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena
3  (6 weeks)

 

Scalars and vectors Torque Moments 3.3. Waves

Required practical 1

Materials Practical e=fl/ax 3.3. Waves
4(6 weeks)

 

Momentum and materials 3.3 Waves

Required practical 2

Energy 3.4 Mechanics

Motion in a straight line and projectile motion

(5 weeks) Work power 3.4 Mechanics

Required practical 3

6 (7 weeks) Special relativity 3.6 Further mechanics

Circular motion

 

 Year 13 PHYSICS 2018/2019

Course title: A-Level Biology Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7401
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit three two hour external exams at the end of Year 13.  During the course, along with other practical work, students will carry out 12 assessed practical’s which will lead to the students being awarded their practical skills endorsement.

Physics Paper 1: (85 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions (60 marks) on the topic from sections 1-5 and 6.1. The paper includes multiple choice questions.

Physics Paper 2: (85 marks)

Students will complete short and long answer questions (60 marks) on the topic from sections 6.2 and 7 – 8 (the questions may assume knowledge from sections 1-6.1.  The paper includes 25 multiple choice questions.

 Physics Paper 2: (80 marks)

Students will complete 45 marks of long and short answer question on practical experiments and data analysis. As well as 35 marks of short and long questions from the optional unit, unit 12 turning points in physics.

Half term Key content
  Teacher 1 – DBl Teacher 2 – AM
1 (8 weeks) Special relativity
Thermal physics and ideal gases
Required practical 8
Further mechanics
Complete SHM
Required practical 7
2  (7 weeks)

 

Thermal and kinetic theory Fields
Magnetic fields
Required practical 9
Required practical 10
Required practical 11
3  (6 weeks) Gravitational fields orbits planets and satellites Nuclear physics
4(6 weeks)

 

Gravitational potential Nuclear physics
Required practical 12
REVISION Turning points in physics
5  (5 weeks) REVISION REVISION