GCSE Physics AQA P1
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GCSE Physics AQA P1

Learn GCSE Physics and prepare for the P1 exam
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Created by Norbert de Mello
Last updated 2/2016
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Review the complete content of the GCSE AQA P1 Core Physics course.
  • Practise exam questions to gain competence and confidence.
  • Test knowledge and understanding using the quizzes that follow each lecture.
  • Prepare with confidence for the final GCSE exam.
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Requirements
  • You should have covered the KS3 Science syllabus and have a working understanding of it.
  • You will find it really useful alongside your normal notebooks and textbooks.
Description

If you are worried about your progress, can't remember the key ideas and don't understand the work in class then this course is for you. It is a comprehensive study and revision guide to the AQA GCSE Physics P1 course.

You Can Learn and Master Physics to Ensure Your Success in the GCSE Exam.

  • Review the complete content of the GCSE AQA P1 Core Physics course.
  • Practise exam questions to gain competence and confidence.
  • Test knowledge and understanding using the quizzes that follow each lecture.
  • Prepare with confidence for the final GCSE exam.


I’ve written this course to help students I teach prepare for the GCSE exam and I’d now like any student to benefit from it.

This course covers the following topics in the AQA P1 specification; 1. Energy Transfer and heat, 2. Energy and Efficiency, 3. Electrical Appliances, 4. Generating Electricity and 5. Properties of Waves

By following the lectures you will complete the entire AQA P1 syllabus and will be ready to sit the exam.

I’ve used my experience as an Educational Consultant, a Senior Leader, a Head of Department and an Exam Marker to ensure you get a high quality, course that will maximise your Grade.

At your fingertips you will have a wide range of tips, tricks and strategies that will lower your stress levels and make your learning fun.

How to use this course.

I have recorded over 30 lectures that explain the material of the Physics specification. Each teaching lecture is followed by a short quiz that you can use to check your understanding. I’ve also included practice questions you can download and I show how to work through them in video lectures. You’ll see how to approach the questions and gain full marks when doing them.

Each lecture has clear objectives (using words like, name, describe, explain) to help you know what you are trying to learn. I’ve used ideas from Bloom’s Taxonomy, Solo Learning, Assessment for Learning and Visible Learning to develop these. At the end of each lecture you will see that content of the specification. This is really important as any exam question you will meet will have to be based on this.
The lectures are short but are crammed with information. Watch them as many times as you like and pause them when you need. You can easily watch them whilst you are waiting for a bus or train, or even during commercial breaks in your favourite TV programme! I’ve designed them so you can even use a smartphone or small tablet to view them.
Happy Learning!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are preparing for the AQA GCSE core Physics exam you will find this course really useful.
  • If you've missed, or don't understand, some of the work you can use this course to fix any gaps in your knowledge and understanding.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
01:40:53
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Energy Transfer and heat
13 Lectures 24:55

P1.1.1 Infrared Radiation

After watching this video you should be able to…

Describe what infrared radiation is.

Explain that objects emit and absorb infrared radiation.

Explain how the type of surface affect how infrared radiation is absorbed or emitted.

Preview 02:09

Test yourself to see how much you have learnt about infrared radiation

A quiz on Infrared Radiation
8 questions

In this video you will see how to answer an exam question. I describe various tricks and tips that help maximise marks and you can see watch me as I use them. You can get the question, as well as several others, with mark schemes to download in the supplementary materials.

Preview 01:43

P1.1.2 Kinetic Theory

After watching this video you should be able to ...

Describe the kinetic theory of matter.

Explain the different states of matter in terms of the kinetic theory.

Use the kinetic theory to Explain how solids, liquids and gases have different amounts of energy.

Kinetic Theory
02:14

Test your knowledge on kinetic theory.

A quiz on Kinetic Theory
5 questions

P1.1.3 1 Energy transfer conduction

After this lecture you should be able to ...

Describe how conduction takes place.

Explain how the arrangement of particles affects the rate of conduction.

Explain how free electrons in metals allow more conduction.

Energy transfer conduction
02:01

Check your understanding of conduction with this quiz.

A quiz on Conduction
4 questions

P1.1.3 2 Energy Transfer Convection

This lecture will enable you to…

Describe how convection takes place.

Explain how the movement of particles causes a change in density and makes fluids rise or sink.

Energy Transfer Convection
02:10

Check your understanding of convection

A quiz on Convection
5 questions

P1.1.3 3 Evaporation and condensation

This lecture will enable you to…

Describe how evaporation takes place.

Explain how the how evaporating particles causes a liquid to cool.

List factors that affect evaporation and condensation.

Evaporation and condensation
01:50

Use this quiz to test your understanding of evaporation and condensation.

A quiz on Evaporation and condensation
5 questions

P1.1.3 4 Rate of Energy Transfer

This lecture will enable you to…

List factors that affect energy transfer.

Explain how different things affect energy transfer.

Rate of Energy Transfer
04:01

Use this quiz to test your understanding of the Energy Transfer lecture.

A quiz on Rate of Energy Transfer
5 questions

P1.1.4 1 Solar Heating

This lecture will enable you to…

Describe how a solar panel can collect heat energy.

Describe features of solar panels that make them more efficient.

Explain how solar panels work.

Solar Heating
02:00

Quiz Description

A quiz on Solar Heating
5 questions

P1.1.4 2 Heating Buildings U Values

This lecture will enable you to…

Describe what U values are.

Explain how U values can be reduced.

Explain why we use U values.

Heating Buildings U Values
01:48

Use this quiz to see if you know what U values are about.

A quiz on Heating Buildings U Values
5 questions

P1.1.4 3 Specific Heat Capacity

This lecture will enable you to…

Recognise the equation for specific heat capacity.

Explain how heat capacity affects things that are heated.

Calculate quantities using the equation for SHC.

Specific Heat Capacity
02:01

Quiz Description

A quiz on Specific Heat Capacity
5 questions

P1.1.4 3 Specific Heat Capacity Qu 1

This is the first of three questions on specific heat capacity.

For a greater challenge, download the questions from the supplementary materials, print them out and try them before watching the video to see the answer.

Alternatively, watch how to do the question then try it for yourself.

Specific Heat Capacity Qu 1
00:56

P1.1.4 3 Specific Heat Capacity Qu2

This is the second of three questions on specific heat capacity.

For a greater challenge, download the questions from the supplementary materials, print them out and try them before watching the video to see the answer.

Alternatively, watch how to do the question then try it for yourself.

Specific Heat Capacity Qu2
00:58

P1.1.4 3 Specific Heat Capacity Qu3

This is the third of three questions on specific heat capacity.

For a greater challenge, download the questions from the supplementary materials, print them out and try them before watching the video to see the answer.

Alternatively, watch how to do the question then try it for yourself.

Specific Heat Capacity Qu3
01:04
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Energy and Efficiency
4 Lectures 06:59

P1.2.1 Energy Transfers

This lecture will enable you to…

List different forms of energy.

Describe energy transfers.

Identify whether energy is transferred usefully or wasted.

Explain how energy is wasted.

Energy Transfers
02:58

Test yourself on energy transfers.

A quiz on Energy Transfers
5 questions

P1.2.1 Wasting Energy

This powerpoint lecture will enable you to…

Recognise that some forms of energy are wasteful.

State that all energy transfers involve some wasted energy.

Evaluate energy transfers and identify wasteful ones.

Explain that wasted energy spreads out and so is hard to use.

It will also give you a preview into the next lecture about how to calculate efficiency.

Wasting Energy
6 pages

P1.2.1 Efficiency

In this lecture you will learn to...


State the euation for efficiency for both energy and power.
Use the equation to calculate efficiency of devices.
Efficiency
01:13

Check your understanding of efficiency.

A quiz on Efficiency
5 questions

P1.2.1 Efficiency Questions

This lecture will show you how to answer different questions about efficiency.

Efficiency Questions
02:48
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Electrical Appliances
5 Lectures 08:52

P1.3.1 Household Appliances

When you have completed this lecture you will be able to:

List the transfers in electrical appliances.
Explain that the energy transferred depends on the power and the time it is used for.
Household Appliances
02:17

Quiz Description

A quiz on Household Appliances
5 questions

P1.3.1 Power

After watching this lecture you will be able to…

State the equation for power.

Describe the relationship between energy, power and time.

Power
01:27

Quiz Description

A quiz on Power
5 questions

P1.3.1 Power Questions

After watching this lecture you will be able to

Calculate values using E=P xt

Power Questions
03:24

P1.3.1 Energy Costs

In this lecture you will learn to…

Describe what kilowatt-hours are.

Calculate costs of using mains electricity.

Energy Costs
01:44

Use this quiz to test your understanding of how energy is paid for.

A quiz on Energy Costs
5 questions

P1.3.1 The cost of kilowatthours

These are questions you can use to check your understanding of energy costs. You can check your work as the answers are on the second page.

The cost of kilowatthours
2 pages
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Generating Electricity
3 Lectures 10:56

P1.4.1 Generating Electricity

In this lecture you will learn to…

Describe what a generator or dynamo is.

Explain how electricity can be generated by making a turbine spin.

List different ways of making a turbine spin.

The free mindmapping software (personal use) I used to organise my thinking was from here...

http://www.buildyourmap.com/

Generating Electricity
01:59

Use this quiz to check your understanding of how electricity is generated.

A quiz on Generating Electricity
5 questions

P1.4.1 Energy Resources

When you have watched this video you should be able to…

List the ways that steam can be made to drive a turbine.

List the ways a turbine can be driven without the use of steam.

List ways of producing electricity that do not require turbines and generators.

Explain how small scale generation methods may be more appropriate.

List and evaluate the environmental effects of electricity production.

Energy Resources
06:40

Use this quiz to test your understanding of how energy resources are used to generate electricity.

A quiz on Energy Resources
5 questions

P1.4.1 National Grid

After completing this lecture you should be able to…

State what the National Grid is.

Describe how electricity is transmitted to consumers.

Explain how losses in transmission are minimised by using a high voltage (and low current).

Describe the use of step-up and step-down transformers.

National Grid
02:17

Use this quiz to test your understanding of how the National Grid works.

A quiz on National Grid
5 questions
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Properties of Waves
9 Lectures 23:26

P1.5.1 Introduction to Waves

In this lecture you will learn to…

List examples of waves.

Describe how waves transfer energy.

Explain the differences between longitudinal and transverse waves.

Describe the terms wavelength and amplitude.

Introduction to Waves
02:24

Use this quiz to test your understanding of waves.

A quiz on Introduction to Waves
5 questions

P1.5.1 Electromagnetic Spectrum

In this lecture you will learn to…

List the types of waves in the EM spectrum.

Describe the way the spectrum changes.

State that all waves in the EM spectrum travel at the same speed – ‘c’.

Describe the uses of the waves in the EM spectrum.

Electromagnetic Spectrum
01:55

Test your knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum with this quiz.

A quiz on Electromagnetic Spectrum
5 questions

P1.5.1 Sound

In this lecture you will learn to…

State that sound is a longitudinal wave.

Describe frequency and amplitude.

Explain how sound is made of compressions and rarefactions.

Explain how sound is produced.

Explain how echoes happen.

Sound
02:47

Test your understanding of sound with this quiz.

A quiz on Sound
5 questions

P1.5.1 The Wave Equation

This lecture explains the wave equation.

The Wave Equation
01:57

Questions
02:39

P1.5.1 Reflection

In this lecture you will learn to…

Define the terms normal, angle of incidence, angle of reflection, virtual, laterally inverted.

State that the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are equal.

Draw a ray diagram to show reflection.

Reflection
03:00

Use this quiz on reflection to check your learning.

A quiz on Reflection
5 questions

P1.5.1 Refraction

After watching this lecture you should be able to…

State that waves crossing two media are refracted.

Describe refraction.

Explain how the wavelength and speed of waves change in different media.

Explain how these changes cause refraction.

Refraction
03:23

Use this quiz to test your understanding of refraction.

Refraction
5 questions

P1.5.1 Diffraction

In this lecture you will learn to…

List examples of diffraction.

Describe what diffraction is.

Explain how diffraction takes place and why it happens.

Diffraction
02:35

Use this quiz to test your learning of diffraction.

A quiz on Diffraction
5 questions

P1.5.1 Cosmic and Background shift.

Cosmic Background and Red Shift
02:46

Test your understanding of the Red shift and Cosmic background.

A quiz on Cosmic Backgroud and Red Shift
5 questions
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Coursework ISA/CAU preparation
3 Lectures 17:45
Introduction to controlled assessment
01:12


Paper 2
08:11
About the Instructor
Norbert de Mello
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Education Consultant BSc PhD PGCE

I am passionate about learning and know that education is emancipatory - it improves people's life chances and leads to fulfilment - learning is powerful.

I have been a Head of Department in three schools, a Senior Strategic Leader and a Teaching and Learning Consultant for a local authority.

My lessons are graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and school leaders. One of my lessons was listed as an exemplar for the school Ofsted report and is available online - Challenge College, 2003. In pupil surveys my lessons are rated excellent.

In a survey five pupils in my class were asked how the department could improve. Two of them said that other teachers should watch me teaching.

  • I have an excellent understanding of how pupils learn effectively and I have a range of strategies and resources I can use.
  • My work develops long term thinking and learning skills.
  • I have marked KS3 SAT exams (1998-2001), GCSE Science exams (2002) and A-level Physics exams (2006 – present). This experience is extremely valuable in preparing students for exams.

I am currently working in a school in Yorkshire and am developing online resources for independent learners. I am also a fully qualified Alexander Technique Teacher having been practising the Technique since 2010.