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You are about to embark on the AS Physics course at Shelley College. This presentation will help you understand what the course will entail and what will be expected of you over the course of the next year. Shelley College Physics department aim to make all the Physics that you study as relevant and as contextual as possible.
The course itself has fundamentally changed. There is far more emphasis on acquiring the skills to get you as higher grade as possible.
How the course runs. There are 3 modules: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 Module consists of these units Higher, Faster, Stronger - The Physics of Sport Good Enough to Eat - The Physics of the food industry Spare Part Surgery - Medical Physics, how materials are designed for replacement limbs
Module consists of these units Technology In Space : How space stations work Sound Of Music : How musical instruments and CD players work Digging up the Past : Archaeology and Dating techniques
Module is assessed completely on the Coursework. You will have to produce just 1 written document that incorporates a case study and a related experiment. Module 3 makes up 20% of the entire AS examination grade. To help you get the best possible marks on the coursework aspect of the course you will be given writing frames and guidance to help you structure you report.
Teaching You will have 2 teachers next year from Ms James, Mr Beaumont, Miss Marchesini, or Mr Bardsley. Each of the units that you learn will be available on the Moodle that you will be able to access from your network area and from home using the Internet.
You will be expected to achieve the grade calculated from you average points score from your GCSE grade. You will not be able to access the lesson if you do not do your homework. If you struggle with a set piece of homework then you must seek the help of your teacher before the lesson. The R's of Physics! evision, evision, evision You will be entered into the January exam for module 1.
Lets do some stuff This experiment is taken directly from the Good Enough to Eat and Spare Part Surgery units and is concerned with the material properties of sweets. We are going to use 8 words to describe the properties of sweets. You will be given a bag of sweets Take eat a sweet and grade it from 1 to 7 on each of the 8 properties. Put a small cross on the line of each properties for your grading. Using a coloured pencil join up the crosses to form a star diagram. Put the name of your sweet on the top of the sheet and put it at the back of the room in the correct place.
Compare the differences in spider diagrams from each person for the same sweet What conclusion can you draw from this? The issue we have with testing material properties is that they can be subjective, i.e. they are reliant on the person doing the test. This means we have to have some kind of description of material properties
We are now going to perform a simple experiment to investigate the behaviour of strawberry bootlaces under tension. Set up the apparatus in a way that will allow you to measure the extension that a strawberry bootlace will undergo when subjected to a force. You will be given the following equipment Clampstand Clamp Boss Strawberry bootlace Masses Ruler
Plot a graph of your results with extension on the x-axis and force on the y-axis. Find the gradient of the graph This gradient you have calculated is called the stiffness of your strawberry bootlace. What do we mean by stiffness? Why do you think you have all got different answers – what might the stiffness depend upon? Your bootlace however may display elastic properties? What do we mean by elastic?
Holiday Work 1. Answer the past paper questions 2. Complete booklet about measurements 3. Research the life of a given physicists, include the following: a. Date and place of birth b. Education c. Major Achievements in Physics d. How their achievements are used today NOTE: for this task you can find some information in: S:\Science\PHYSICS-YEAR12-HOLIDAY-WORK DEADLINE: First week back!