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...core physics...


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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 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.







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 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