Physics Year 12

Curriculum Subject: Physics

Year 12       PDF VERSION

Exam Board: AQA

 What are we learning this term? We will be looking at the basics of measurements and uncertainties before moving onto look at waves and optics including ideas such as diffraction, stationary waves and interference. We will also begin to look at mechanics including stability and moments

Autumn Term:

  1. Measurements
  2. Progressive and stationary waves
  3. Optics
  4. Mechanics – forces in equilibrium,
  5. On the move

Useful Websites:

https://isaacphysics.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/isaacphysics

How will we be assessed?

2 End of topics tests and a Dec Mock Exam, required practicals

What are we learning this term? We will be finishing mechanics including newton’s laws of motion, momentum and impulse before moving to look at the physics of materials and electricity

Spring Term:

  1. Newton’s Laws of motion
  2. Force and momentum
  3. Work, energy and power
  4. Materials
  5. Electric current

Useful Websites:

https://isaacphysics.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/isaacphysics

How will we be assessed?

Topic Test + required practicals

What are we learning this term?  We will finish looking at DC circuits before tackling the challenging concepts of particle physics including quarks and leptons, and quantum physics.

Summer Term:

  1. Dc circuits
  2. Matter and radiation
  3. Quarks and leptons
  4. Quantum phenomena

Useful Websites:

https://isaacphysics.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/isaacphysics

How will we be assessed?

End of year exam. + required practicals