Physics Brain Booster

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Prepare for your A-level Physics course with this 6-week Physics Brain Booster course. The course covers the GCSE Physics areas, which are extended as part of the A-level syllabus. Strengthening your fundamental knowledge from GCSE will ensure a solid foundation ready to start your A-level physics course in September.

The course includes instructional videos, worksheets, exam practice questions, and small group classes led by a qualified physics teacher.

Students need to have completed the required modules at least 24 hours before each class.

Topics and skills:

  • SI Units and their prefixes
  • Vectors and scalars, Addition rules
  • Orders of magnitude
  • Conservation laws
  • Estimation of physical properties
  • Inverse Square Law
  • Newtons laws of motion, F = ma
  • Limitations of physical measurements
  • Work done
  • Moments
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Graphical representation of accelerated motion, Distance-time graphs, Velocity-time graphs
  • Force-extension graphs, energy stored, Hooke’s law
  • Representing waves; Waves on a string
  • Conservation of energy
  • Calculations for kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy transfers
  • Internal energy; Temperature and average molecular kinetic energy
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Electric current
  • Ohm’s law
  • Current, potential difference, and resistance in series and parallel circuits
  • Fields
  • Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law Electromagnetic induction
  • Development of model of an atom
  • Radioactive decay, Radioactive sources, Half-life
  • Fission, Fusion
  • Maths skills
  • Calculator skills
  • Graph skills