About Mr Thompson

Ulverston Victoria High School Head of Physics and Ogden Trust Teacher Fellow.

Furness Astro Society Talk on Friday


This time we have a welcome return visit from Prof. Jamie Gilmore from University of Manchester. Jamie’s title for his talk is ‘Exploring the Solar System by analysing Xenon’.

Friday 5Th October at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness.

The post code is LA14 5H; Trinity Church Centre is opposite KwikFit Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.


Astronomy lecture in Barrow

Wednesday 26th, 7.30 at the Forum in Barrow. See link below for poster.

Dr Catchpole is a very interesting speaker and his lectures are always really well attended.

Good to add to your personal statements.

The full list of barrow lectures is also available here for you to pick and choose from.

All lectures free – no ticket necessary

.Astronomy lecture

Lecture schedule


Well it was really nice to see so many questions on Friday that we went through on Wednesday!
As far as the Unified paper is concerned I can’t make any predictions. Pretty much everything has been covered to some level in the 2 papers so far so everything is up for grabs in the final paper.

PLEASE bring your text books on Friday – make sure your name is on them otherwise I will be chsing you for them next week

Best of luck for Friday,
Mr T

YEAR 12 – What wasn’t on paper1?

Well paper 1 pretty much covered most of waves but don’t count on there being NO waves on Friday. Polarisation wasn’t touched and standing waves only came up in the multiple choice.

I would be very surprised if there was any more archimedes, resolving forces, resisitivity or Hookes Law on Friday. Acceleration and motion graphs were also pretty well covered.

The elctricity questions were brief so don’t be surprised if some more electricity turns up.

So what’s left? Photoelectric effect, moments and projectiles are the three big omissions and if for some reason I could only revise three topics before Friday it would be these three.

There was no practical method either so expect a meaty experimental method question.

Good luck,

Mr T


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