Physics

 Year 9 Physics 2017-2018

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 (7 weeks) Energy

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Heat Energy

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Renewables and non-renewables

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Electricity and electric fields

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Current electricity and resistance
6 (7 weeks) Domestic electricity

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 10 PHYSICS – 2017-2018

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 (7 weeks) Domestic electricity
The particle model of matter16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (8 weeks) Atomic structure and radioactivity
3 (5 weeks) Forces and Moments

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Forces and motion

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Newton’s laws

19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Pressure and waves

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 2018-19

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 PHYSICS –  2017-2018

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 (7 weeks) Domestic electricity
Density16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2 (8 weeks) Atomic structure and radioactivity
3 (5 weeks) Forces

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Forces and motion

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Newton’s laws

19th April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Pressure and waves

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2018-19

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  2017-2018

Course title: GCSE Physics 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. Both 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 (7 weeks) Pressure and waves

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Electromagnetic spectrum

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Electromagnetism

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Space

22 Feb Parents’  Evening

1 March Parents’  Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 11 PHYSICS TRILOGY 2017-2018

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 (7 weeks) Forces and motion

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Momentum and elastic forces

14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) Waves and electromagnetic spectrum

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Electromagnetism

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Revision

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 12 Physics

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)
1

 (7 weeks)

 

Circuits resistivity EMF 3.2 Particles and radiation
16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
2   

(7 weeks)

 

Potential dividers EMF internal resistance 3.2 Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena
3  

(5 weeks)

 

Scalars and vectors Torque Moments 3.3. Waves

Required practical 1 (approx. timing)

Mock Exams: 1 Feb- 5 Feb
Materials Practical e=fl/ax 3.3. waves
4

(6 weeks)

 

Momentum and materials 3.3 Waves

Required practical 2 (approx. timing)

Year 12 Data Drop: 26 February (Mock Exam Results)
Energy 3.4 Mechanics

Motion in a straight line and projectile motion

Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 8 March

(5 weeks)

 

Work power 3.4 Mechanics

Required practical 3 (approx. timing)

6

(7 weeks)

Special relativity 3.6 Further mechanics

Circular motion

Year 12 Reports begin Monday 11 June

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Year 13 PHYSICS

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 Teacher 2
1

 (7 weeks)

Special relativity
Thermal physics and ideal gases
Further mechanics
SHM
Required practical 7 (approx. timing)
18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2   

(8 weeks)

 

Thermal and kinetic theory Fields
Magnetic fields
Required practical 10 (approx. timing)
Required practical 11 (approx. timing)
12 December Parents’ Evening
3  

(5 weeks)

 
Gravitational fields orbits planets and satellites Nuclear physics
Required practical 12 ( approx. timing)
1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams
4

(6 weeks)

 

Gravitational potential Nuclear physics
26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
REVISION Turning points in physics
5  

(6 weeks)

REVISION REVISION
23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)