Physics AS OCR/A New Specifications

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A H156 only

This course is suitable for students following either NEW OCR/A (H156) specification.

This course is for AS students only.

This course is not suitable for students re-sitting units from the outgoing Physics AS OCR/A (H158)

The following topics will be covered:

• Mechanics (1): Resolving and adding vectors, velocity and acceleration, projectile motion, F= ma, terminal velocity, moments, Archimedes’ principle.
• Mechanics (2): Work, energy, power, efficiency, Newton’s laws, momentum, collisions,
deformation of solids.
• Electric circuits: Kirchhoff’s laws, EMF, mean drift velocity, potential dividers, LDR,
thermistors.
• Waves and quantum physics: Refraction, polarisation, diffraction, interference, standing
waves, Young double slit, diffraction grating, EM waves, photoelectric effect, line spectra, de Broglie wavelength.

Where appropriate, help will also be provided for practical skills assessed in a written examination.