KS5 Physics

IN KS5 PHYSICS, WE STUDY THE FOLLOWING

  • Learning about the atom in greater detail
  • Finding out about Particle Physics. We will meet Baryons, Hadrons, Mesons, Leptons
  • Wave properties. Building on the GCSE knowledge to study diffraction and interference phenomena
  • Developing our knowledge of Mechanics to include Projectile Motion
  • Properties of Materials, Young Modulus
  • Electricity, including resistivity, emf and internal resistance
  • Developing skills of application and analysis, also acquiring advanced investigative and practical skills
  • Learning about Periodic motion which is generally known as Simple Harmonic Motion, which includes work on damping and resonance with reference to real world examples and problems
  • Finding out more about Thermal Physics and how it links to the Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Learning about Electric and Gravitational Fields, their similarities and differences
  • Studying the exponential nature of Capacitor discharge and Radioactive Decay
  • Magnetic field phenomena such as Induction and Eddy Currents are studied in great depth
  • Turning Points in Physics examines some of the key moments in modern Physics
  • Continuing to develop skills of application and analysis, we will acquire more advanced investigative and practical skills

A LEVEL ASSESSMENT

  • Learning will be continuously assessed and monitored through home learning and exam-style tests
  • Feedback will be provided from these to enable students to develop their understanding and improve their exam technique
  • Regular self and peer assessment will also take place to enhance their learning

 

  • Three external Papers are sat at the end of Year 13:
    • Paper 1 – Y12 topics
    • Paper 2 – Y13 topics
    • Paper 3 – Practical skills are assessed in a written Paper

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Useful Careers Links (Careers Advisers can help here):

http://www.iop.org/activity/careers/what/index.html

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/physics.htm

http://www.iopireland.org/activity/careers/A_day_in_the_life/page_18953.html

 

Interesting Subject Links

Further details of the course are available at:

http://www.alevelphysics.org.uk/index.html

 

TEACHERS OF KS5 physics

  • Mr S Lee – Head of KS5 Physics
  • Mr D Holmes – Teacher of Physics and Head of Year 10