Physics

Physics

Autumn Term

Topic
Overview
P5 Forces
  • Distance, displacement, speed, velocity
  • Acceleration
  • Distance-time graphs
  • Velocity-time graphs
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Stopping Distances
  • Reaction times
  • Momentum

  

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

Road safety, athletics and the Olympics

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

All branches of maths, engineering and applied science. Traffic officer.

 

Home Learning this Term

Key maths skills, learning and using the equations for calculating 'speed', 'acceleration' and 'momentum'. Practice calculating the gradient of graphs and area beneath a graph.

 

 

Spring Term

Topic
Overview
P1 Energy
  • Kinetic and potential energy
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Conservation of energy and power
  • Efficiency
  • Energy resources
  • Wind, Solar and Geothermal energy
  • Hydro-electric power, Waves and Tides
  • Bio-fuels and Non-renewables
  • Trends in energy resource use

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

Renewable and non-renewable energy resources. The advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of providing us with electricity. Consumers and low-energy products.

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Mechanical and electrical engineering, radiation physicist and medical physics.

 

Home Learning this Term

Learn and be able to use equations to calculate Kinetic and potential energy, Specific heat capacity and efficiency. Choose appropriate supplies of energy in a given situation / environment.

 

 

 

Summer Term

Topic
Overview
P6 Waves
  • Transverse and Longitudinal waves
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Refraction
  • Radio waves
  • Infrared radiation
  • Dangers of Electromagnetic waves

 

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

The uses and dangers of ionizing radiation

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

Sound engineer, communications engineer: satellites, mobile phone technology.

 

Home Learning this Term

Learn key terms: amplitude, frequency, wavelength, period and other words to describe waves. The details of the required practical should be learned: (Measuring the speed of) Waves, Light.

 

 

Year 10 physics Summary

3 topics: Forces, Energy and Waves including 3 required practicals: Specific heat capacity, Waves and Light