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Core Physics

Unit 1

 

 

 

Recaps energy transfers, and introduces ideas about Sankey diagrams, power and efficiency.  Also covers calculations of energy used and running cost for domestic appliances.

 

 
 

Core Physics

Unit 2

 

 

 

Investigates the different ways electrical energy can be produced, and ideas about its distribution via the national grid.

 

 

 

Core Physics

Unit 3

 

 

 

Recaps ideas about transverse & longitudinal waves, and extends to cover ideas about electromagnetic waves, seismic waves, ultrasound waves and more.

 
 

Core Physics

Unit 4

 

 

 

Investigates the different ways electrical energy can be produced, and ideas about its distribution via the national grid.

 

 
 

Core Physics

Unit 5

 

 

 

Explores ideas about types of force, measuring forces, balanced and unbalanced forces, resultant forces, and how forces affect motion. Also covers pressure, levers & moments.

 

 

 
 

Core Physics

Exam spec

 

Core physics is studied by all students taking double or triple science.

 

Details of the course content can be seen on pages 14 - 45 of the exam specification.

 

 

 

Core Physics

Revision

 

Revision materials

 

Revision materials for all modules, including notes, online text books and more.

 

Coming soon.

 
 

Core Physics

Past papers

 

 

 

 

Past papers and mark schemes for all modules.  Over 100 past papers available.

 

A formula sheet covering some useful formulae used in the course can be found here.

 

 

 

Topic

Section

Notes

Heat Transfer

Radiation I - Emission of infrared radiation

 
 

Radiation II - Absorption of infrared radiation

 
 

Kinetic Theory - Understanding solids, liquids and gases

 
 

Conduction I - Investigating conduction in different materials

 
 

Conduction II - Explaining conduction Extended writing opportunity

 
 

Convection I - Investigating convection in water

 
 

Convection II - Convection and weather systems

 
 

Evaporation & Condensation I - Explaining evaporation and condensation Extended writing opportunity

 
 

Evaporation & Condensation II - rates of evaporation

 
 

Energy Transfers by Heating I - Evaluating energy transfers

 
 

Energy Transfers by Heating II - Factors affecting the rate of energy transfer

 
 

Heating & Insulating Buildings - Methods of reducing heat loss

 
 

U-Values - Comparing insulating materials

 
 

Payback Time - Comparing costs and savings

 
 

Specific Heat Capacity - Measuring the S.H.C. of water

 
 

Specific Heat Capacity II - Uses of specific heat capacity

 
     

Energy & Efficiency

Energy Transfers - Changing energy from one form to another

 
 

Efficiency I - Concepts and calculations

 
 

Efficiency II - Calculating the efficiency of a light bulb

 
 

Electrical Energy - Using electrical energy

 
 

Paying for electricity - Calculating the cost of electrical energy

 
     

Electrical Energy

Generating Electricity

 
 

Fossil Fuels and Carbon Capture

 
 

Nuclear Power

 
 

Biomass and Biofuels

 
 

Solar and Wind Power

 
 

Energy from Water

 
 

The National Grid

 
 

Matching Supply and Demand

 
     

Waves

Waves All Around Us

 
 

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

 
 

Reflection, Refraction and Diffraction

 
 

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

 
 

Communications and Optics

 
 

Sound Waves

 
 

The Doppler Effect

 
 

Our Solar System and Beyond

 
 

Red Shift

 
 

The Big Bang Theory