GCSE Physics (Edexcel) Motion and Forces

Improve your grade in your GCSE exam. Suitable for Edexcel Addtional Science or Physics
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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 Topic 3 - Motion and Forces from unit P2 - Physics for your future, which is part of the Edexcel Additional Science or Physics course. If this is not your exam board or course, then check out our instructor page for a suitable course for you.

In this unit you will learn about how forces affect motion and how to describe that motion in detail.

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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What are the requirements?

  • no prior knowledge of GCSE physics required, we start from the basics
  • no software or additional materials required to take this course
  • all you need is a positive attitude and a desire to improve your physics grade

What am I going to get from this course?

  • improve grades in GCSE physics exams
  • describe forces on objects and their effects on motion

Who is the target audience?

  • anyone taking the Edexcel Additional Science or Physics (seperate science) exam

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Section 1: Motion & Forces Overview

This course is Topic 3 - Motion & Forces from the Unit P2 - Physics for your future which is suitable for anyone taking the Edexcel Additional Science or Physics exams.

We have divided the course into 2 sections:

  1. Forces and Motion
  2. Analysing Motion

A quiz is included at the end of each section for you to check your progress.

Taking two minutes to complete our pre-course survey (see resources) will help us to help you in the future!

Section 2: Forces and Motion

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 credit!


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.

Weight and mass are two commonly confused terms, it is important that you are able to describe the difference between the two, which you'll be able to do after this session

Forces and Motion
10 questions
Section 3: Analysing motion

In this session you'll learn how to define and calculate speed 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.

Analysing motion
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Michael Hall, Physics Boot Camp

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!

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