GCSE Physics AQA P1

Learn GCSE Physics and prepare for the P1 exam
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Published 10/2014 English

Course 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!

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Energy Transfer and heat
02:09

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.

8 questions

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

01:43

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.

02:14

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.

5 questions

Test your knowledge on kinetic theory.

02:01

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.

4 questions

Check your understanding of conduction with this quiz.

02:10

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.

5 questions

Check your understanding of convection

01:50

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.

5 questions

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

04:01

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.

5 questions

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

02:00

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.

5 questions

Quiz Description

01:48

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.

5 questions

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

02:01

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.

5 questions

Quiz Description

00:56

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.

00:58

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.

01:04

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.

Section 2: Energy and Efficiency
02:58

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.

5 questions

Test yourself on energy transfers.

6 pages

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.

01:13

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.
5 questions

Check your understanding of efficiency.

02:48

P1.2.1 Efficiency Questions

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

Section 3: Electrical Appliances
02:17

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.
5 questions

Quiz Description

01:27

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.

5 questions

Quiz Description

03:24

P1.3.1 Power Questions

After watching this lecture you will be able to

Calculate values using E=P xt

01:44

P1.3.1 Energy Costs

In this lecture you will learn to…

Describe what kilowatt-hours are.

Calculate costs of using mains electricity.

5 questions

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

2 pages

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.

Section 4: Generating Electricity
01:59

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/

5 questions

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

06:40

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.

5 questions

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

02:17

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.

5 questions

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

Section 5: Properties of Waves
02:24

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.

5 questions

Use this quiz to test your understanding of waves.

01:55

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.

5 questions

Test your knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum with this quiz.

02:47

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.

5 questions

Test your understanding of sound with this quiz.

01:57

P1.5.1 The Wave Equation

This lecture explains the wave equation.

Questions
02:39
03:00

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.

5 questions

Use this quiz on reflection to check your learning.

03:23

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.

5 questions

Use this quiz to test your understanding of refraction.

02:35

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.

5 questions

Use this quiz to test your learning of diffraction.

02:46

P1.5.1 Cosmic and Background shift.

5 questions

Test your understanding of the Red shift and Cosmic background.

Section 6: Coursework ISA/CAU preparation
Introduction to controlled assessment
01:12
Paper 1
Preview
08:22
Paper 2
08:11

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Instructor Biography

Norbert de Mello, 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 intrinsically rewarding.

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 worked successfully with groups that were targeted to gain important grades in over twenty schools in a local authority.
  • 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.

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