Teacher in Charge: Mr C. RileyRecommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Physics (gaining an Achieved grade at Level 2 in both mechanics and electricity is really a must to gain success at Level 3 with waves highly recommended) or by negotiation with the HOD.
Having good mathematical skills, particularly algebra, is also recommended particularly if you intend to attempt scholarship.
In Year 13 Physics we cover the following concepts:
Practical skills and the use of error values in experiments.
• Momentum and Centre of Mass
• Circular Motion and Forces
• Rotational Motion
• Simple Harmonic Motion
• Waves Systems and Interference
• Standing Waves
• Doppler Effect
• The Photoelectric Effect
• The Bohr Model of the Atom
• Fission, Fusion and Binding Energy
• DC circuits
• Electromagnetic Induction
• AC circuits
This course is an important building block for anyone who is considering studying Engineering or Health Science at University.
A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.