AS Level Physics · OCR

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

OCR A H156
Not suitable for those studying OCR-B

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm daily

The course examines key topic areas and extensive use will be made of previous exam questions to illustrate relevant principles. The course will focus on exam technique and relating principles to applications.

The course will cover the following topics:

Module 2: Foundations of Physics

Quantities and units
Vectors and scalar

Module 3: Forces and Motion

Motion in a straight line, SUVAT (constant acceleration), equations, projectile motion, freefall

Forces in Action
Force diagrams, terminal velocity, moments and couples, density and pressure, Archimedes principle

Work, Energy and Power
Conservation of energy, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, power and efficiency

Springs and Hooke's law, elastic potential energy, Stress-strain and the Young modulus

Newton's Laws of Motion and Momentum
Newton's laws, Linear Momentum, Impulse, Collisions

Module 4: Electrons, Waves and Photons

Charge and Current
Kirchoff's first law

Energy, Power and Resistance
Circuit components and symbols, I-V characteristics, resistance

Electrical Circuits
Kirchoff's law and circuits, resistor combinations, analysing circuits, internal resistance, potential dividers, sensing circuits

Progressive waves, wave properties, refraction and reflection, superposition and interference, Young's double slits, stationary waves

Quantum Physics
Photons, the photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality

Module 1 - Development of Practical Skills in Physics is not explicitly covered on this course, however relevant experiments and techniques will be discussed where appropriate throughout.