# Y11 Physics

Below you will find information on what you have covered during your course and how you will be assessed.

## In my mock examination I will be asked to show I can...

**Paper 1**

- Recognise the components of the National Grid
- Know the environmental impacts of fossil fuelled power stations
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy resources and nuclear power
- Describe ways of reducing wasted energy transfers
- Use the equations E
_{p}= mgh and E_{k}= ½ mv^{2} - Use the equations P = IV and E = QV
- Identify the current – potential difference graphs for circuit components
- Analyse circuits with resistors in series
- Know how to connect an ammeter and a voltmeter in a circuit
- Describe mains electricity
- Recognise circuit symbols
- Use the equations V = IR, Q = It, the equation for efficiency and P = I
^{2}R - Describe energy transfers between stores
- Use the equation E = Pt
- Calculate specific heat capacity and specific latent heat
- Know the difference between accuracy and precision
- Recognise direct proportion and inverse proportion from a graph
- Know the difference between random and systematic errors
- Describe background radiation
- Describe nuclear fission and fusion and name examples of nuclear fuels
- Interpret radioactive decay equations
- Calculate half-life from a graph
- Use the equation PV = constant and describe the relationship between volume and pressure for a gas
- Use the equation ρ = m÷v (density = mass ÷ volume)
- Express numbers in standard form

**Paper 2**

- Calculate a mean
- Ways of reducing friction
- Use the equation W = mg
- Recall contact and non-contact forces
- Describe properties of longitudinal and transverse waves
- Use the equation v = fλ and the equation T = 1/f
- Understand the waves ripple tank required practical
- Know what the electromagnetic spectrum is and how electromagnetic waves are used for communication
- Know how radio waves are produced and detected
- Draw ray diagrams for reflection and refraction
- Analyse colours of light using filters
- Recall vector and scalar quantities
- Identify a Newton third law pair of forces
- Analyse a distance – time graph
- Use the equation acceleration = change in velocity ÷ time
- Use the equation work done = force x distance
- Use the equations F = ma and v
^{2}– u^{2}= 2as - Identify random and systematic errors

Use the equation p = mv and recall the law of the conservation of momentum

## How will I be assessed?

Title or Topic | Format | Length | Date |
---|---|---|---|

Paper 1 | Written paper | 105 minutes | Wed 1 Dec 9am |

Paper 2 | Written paper | 60 minutes | Fri 3 Dec 9am |

## What should I do to revise and prepare for this assessment?

To prepare for this assessment:

- Use the knowledge organisers on the back of your physics booklets (look/cover/write/check) and your revision guide.
- Make flash cards for key knowledge and definitions.
- Use Seneca learning and BBC bitesize for revision quizzes.
- Log onto GCSE pod and search for AQA physics

## What useful websites/resources could I use to help me prepare?

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm

GCSE Pod https://www.gcsepod.com/