Over the two year course you will cover six Physics modules:
P1 Energy for the Home - including Heating Houses (the difference between heat and temperature); Keeping homes warm(energy efficiency and reducing energy losses from homes); How insulation works (energy transfer by conduction, convection and radiation) ; Cooking with Waves (dangers and uses of infrared radiation and microwaves); Infrared Signals (how we use infrared radiation); Wireless Signals (global communications and advantages of wireless transmission); Light (digital communications using light); Stable Earth( Seismic Waves, UV radiation and Global Warming).
P2 Living for the Future - including Collecting Energy from the Sun (photocells and solar heating); Generating Electricity (how power stations work); Fuels for Power (economic and environmental costs of using different energy sources); Nuclear Radiations (uses of radioactivity); Our Magnetic Field (related to our existence); Exploring our Solar System (problems in visiting other parts); Threats to Earth (strategies for avoiding asteroid collisions); The Big Bang (evolution of the Universe).
P3 Forces for Transport -including Speed (transport and road safety); Changing Speed (acceleration); Forces and Motion (effects of forces and stopping distances); Work and Power (power ratings and fuel consumptions); Energy on the move (sources of energy for transport); Crumple Zones (collisions in terms of energy, acceleration and force); Falling Safely (forces); The energy of games and theme rides (energy transfers).
P4 Radiation for Life - including Sparks(electrostatics in our lives); Uses of Electrostatics (including uses in medicine); Safe Electricals (Fuses and Earthing); Ultrasound (uses); Treatment (properties of waves in medicine); What is radioactivity? (Properties and uses of nuclear radiation); Uses of radioisotopes (including smoke alarms and cancer treatment); Fission (producing electricity from nuclear fission).
P5 Space for Reflection - including Satellites, gravity and circular motion (uses of satellites and what keeps them in orbit); Vectors and Equations of Motion (understanding the motion of objects); Projectile motion (paths taken by objects through the air); Momentum (in collisions); Satellite Communications (why we use microwaves for communication); Nature of waves ( interference of waves); Refraction of waves (optical illusions); Optics (the uses of lenses in cameras).
P6 Electricity for Gadgets - including Resisting (resistors to control volume and speed in devices); Sharing (LDRs and thermistors); Motoring (how electric motors work); Generating (how electricity is generated); Transforming (uses of transformers); Charging (diodes and capacitors); It's logical (logic gates); Even more logical (combining logic gates).