Length of course: 1, 2 or 3 days                         


Boards: All Boards


This course is suitable for students enrolled into the single science Physics syllabus. It is not suitable for those doing the Science or Additional Science examinations. Core subjects will be covered. Some topics vary between different boards. It is therefore critical students specify which board and syllabus they are enrolled into so these topics can be revised.


The core topics from the three units that constitute the syllabus will be revised with the extensive use of past examination papers.


Unit P1

  1. The transfer of energy by heating processes
    and the factors that affect the rate at which that energy is transferred
  2. Energy and efficiency
  3. The usefulness of electrical appliances
  4. Methods we use to generate electricity
  5. The use of waves for communication and to
    provide evidence that the universe is expanding


Unit P2

  1. Forces and their effects
  2. The kinetic energy of objects speeding up
    or slowing down
  3. Currents in electrical circuits
  4. Using mains electricity safely and the
    power of electrical appliances
  5. What happens when radioactive substances
    decay, and the uses and dangers of their emissions
  6. Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion


Unit P3

  1. Medical appliances of physics
  2. Using physics to make things work
  3. Keeping things moving