Physics GCSE and Level 1/2 Certificate in Physics

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: AQA 4403 or 8403

This course is suitable only for students studying single GCSE Physics with AQA (4403) or the AQA Certificate (IGCSE for UK schools/8403).   It is not suitable for those students studying AQA Science or Additional Science or Physics specifications with other exam boards.

During the week, the topics that are common to both specifications will be revised.  This will provide appropriate revision of key topic areas.  However, please note that there will be a few topics on each specification that will not be revised on this course.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Forces and motion
  • Forces and braking
  • Forces and terminal velocity
  • Forces and elasticity
  • Forces and energy
  • Centre of mass
  • Moments
  • Circular motion
  • Hydraulics
  • Waves
  • Sounds
  • Light and lenses
  • The eye
  • Red shift
  • Kinetic theory
  • Energy transfer by heating
  • Infrared radiation
  • Energy transfers
  • Electrical circuits
  • Current, charge and power
  • Household electricity
  • Transferring electrical energy
  • The National Grid
  • The motor effect
  • Transformers
  • Atomic structure
  • Atoms and radiation
  • Atomic fission and fusion