KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Physics
Term 1P1 Energy, P2 Electricity & P3 Particle model Revision & triple content for 11S1  
P1 Energy Revise: 4.1.1 Energy changes in a system 4.1.2 Conservation/dissipation of energy 4.1.3 Energy resources Req Prac: Specific Heat Capacity Triple Content: N/A Req Prac: Investigating thermal insulation P2 Electricity Revise: 4.2.1 Current, potential difference and resistance 4.2.2 Series and parallel circuits 4.2.3 Domestic uses and safety 4.2.4 Energy transfers Req Prac: Resistance in a wire/types of resistors Investigating I-V characteristics Triple Content: 4.2.5 Static electricity P3 Particle model of matter Revise: 4.3.1 Changes of state 4.3.2 Internal energy and energy transfers 4.3.3 Particle model and pressure Req Prac: Determining the density of regular and irregular objects. Triple Content: 4.3.3.2 Pressure in gases 4.3.3.3 Increasing the pressure of a gas See Yr 9 Science and Yr 10 Physics for Keywords
Assessment: There will be a 30 mark topic test after each topic. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2P4 Atomic Structure & P5 Force Revision & triple content for 11S1   
P4 Atomic structure Revise: 4.4.1 Atoms and isotopes 4.4.2 Atoms and nuclear radiation Req Prac: N/A Triple Content: 4.4.3 Hazards and uses of radioactive emissions 4.4.4 Nuclear fission and fusion P5 Forces Revise: 4.5.1 Forces and their interactions 4.5.2 Work done and energy transfer 4.5.3 Forces and elasticity 4.5.6 Forces and motion 4.5.7 Momentum Req Prac: Hooke’s law Investigating acceleration Triple Content: 4.5.4 Moments, levers and gears 4.5.5 Pressure and pressure differences 4.5.7.3 Changes in momentum
Assessment: There will be a 30 mark topic test after each topic. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3P6 Wave Revision & triple content for 11S1  
P6 Waves Revise: 4.6.1 Waves in air, fluids and solids 4.6.2 Electromagnetic waves Req Prac: Calculating wavelength and frequency using a ripple tank & Radiation and absorption of different surfaces Triple Content: 4.6.2.5 Lenses 4.6.2.6 Visible light 4.6.3 Black body radiation Req Prac: Reflection of light by different surfaces and refraction of light by different substances
Assessment: There will be a 30 mark topic test after each topic. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4P7 Magnetism Revision & P8 Space (11S1 only)  
P7 Magnetism & electrogmagnetism Revise: 4.7.1 Permanent and induced magnetism 4.7.2 The motor effect Req Prac: N/A Triple Content: 4.7.3 Induced potential, transformers and the national grid P8 Space Triple Content: 4.8.1 Solar system; stability of orbital motions; satellites 4.8.2 Red-shift
Assessment: There will be a 30 mark topic test after each topic. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision   
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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