Physics AS OCR/A
Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: OCR/A (H156) only
This course is suitable only for students following the OCR/A (H156) specification.
The course is for AS students only.
- 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,
- Waves and quantum physics: Refraction, polarisation, diffraction, interference, standing
waves, Young double slit, diffraction grating, EM waves, photoelectric effect, de Broglie
Where appropriate, help will also be provided for practical skills assessed in a written examination.