If you need help with Physics, you're in the right place. The Physics Boot Camp team has decades of experience of helping students of all abilities improve their GCSE science grades.
This course includes video lectures for every section, downloadable worksheets (with answers) for practice and a summary quiz for each section. Before you spend money on a private tutor, try our course - you can access the course when and where it suits you and the whole unit costs less than one session with a tutor!
This course covers the unit P2 - Physics 2, which is part of the AQA Additional Science or Physics A course. If this is not your exam board or course, then check out our instructor page for a suitable course for you.
this unit you will learn about why some materials are radioactive, the
properties of the three different types of radiation, their uses and
effects. You will learn how circuits work, how static electricity occurs and the use of electricity in the home. You will learn how forces affect motion, describing that motion and analysing the energy transfers involved.
We use our expertise from helping thousands of students to highlight the key areas that you need for your exam, along with helping you avoid the mistakes that everyone else makes!
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Newton's laws of motion explain how things move. Don't worry that
we're starting with the 3rd law, we'll cover the other two later. You
also don't need to remember which law is which, or even that they are
called Newton's laws, but I've kept the names as it's nice to give him
Newton's 1st Law describes how the motion of an object is affected by balanced and unbalanced forces. This includes one of the biggest misconceptions in this unit which always catches students out on exam papers - don't fall into the same trap!
Newton's 2nd Law describes the relationship between force, mass and acceleration.
There are two motion graphs that you need to know: distance-time and velocity-time graphs. Students tend to find these straightforward when dealing with them separately but look at them together and it's chaos! This session will highlight the key features to look for so that you can cope with whatever type of motion graph is thrown at you in the exam.
In this session you will learn how objects behave when a force changes their shape.
Friction is something that we experience all day, every day. This session helps you to explain why it happens and how to increase or decrease it.
Energy transfers for falling objects are my favourite part of this unit! Regardless of whether you love this or hate it, this session would help you conquer this kind of question on your exam.
Understanding the movement of electrons is essential for getting to
grips with electricity and that's what you'll learn about here. Static
electricity also includes the best ever physics demonstration so make
sure you check out the van der graaf generator videos in the resource
There are two types of circuit, and understanding the difference between the two will help you solve more complex circuit problems later
Circuits don't work by magic but often students think of them in that mysterious way! This session will help you understand what is actually happening in the wires in a circuit.
Electricity is the movement of charged particles (electrons). Learn about that in a bit more detail here,
Current, voltage and resistance questions are fine in isolation but put them all together and students start losing their minds! In this session you'll learn a simple method to help you solve any circuit that the examiners throw at you.
Do you know what an LED is? Either find out here or refresh your memory!
You put a plug in a socket and, as if by magic, electrical devices work in your home. This session will help you learn about how the 'magic' happens!
It wouldn't be physics without some equations, so we'll have a look at 3 equations related to power in this session.
Radioactive decay equations cause problems whenever they appear on exam papers and you'll learn how to master them in this session.
It's important to be able to describe the differences between the three types of nuclear radiation and that's what you'll learn in this session.
We are exposed to radiation all the time and this session will look at where that comes from.
Half-life questions are an examiner favourite and there's nothing to them... honest!
Radioactive materials are used in all sorts of places and we'll learn about the main ones here
Michael has been teaching GCSE science for 13 years, specialising in Physics. Over that time, he has built up extensive knowledge of the GCSE curriculum, including marking for exam boards as well as helping thousands of students tackle their exams. Michael is one of the directors of Physics Boot Camp.
The team at Physics Boot Camp have decades of experience of helping students of all abilities to improve their GCSE Science grades. We use our expertise to highlight the key areas you need to know for the exam as well as helping you avoid the mistakes everyone else is making!