Robin Catchpole Lecture Weds 6th

Dear All,

This lecture is earlier than normal this year so I have been caught by surprise – sorry for the short notice.

Robin Catchpole, an astronomer from Cambridge University gives a lecture in the Forum in Barrow every year. If you have any interest in astronomy / cosmology this is unmissable.

7.30pm – Main Hall – Forum – Barrow – Weds 6th September

Mr T

Year 13 – unifying physics paper

Dear Year 13 – please remember that everyone in the country sat the same paper as you and that you are up against everyone else’s performance, you are not up against the paper.

I haven’t seen it yet but as everyone thought it was hard (nationally) the grade boundaries will be suitably low.

Mr Rice and I have every confidence in you. You have been a fantastic year 13 group and I am not expecting any surprises in the Summer ESPECIALLY not as a result of one bad paper.

Take care, enjoy the Summer and if you haven’t returned your text book yet – DO IT NOW!!!


Mr T

Textbook returns

YEAR 13 – Please return your textbook TO MR THOMPSON as soon as your last exam is over. You must be crossed off a list so don’t give it to anyone else or leave it anywhere.
Thank you.

Year 12 – you may keep hold of your book in order to help complete the terminal velocity project but the above applies to you before the end of term. If you are leaving before the end of the year for any reason, then return your book TO MR THOMPSON before you go.

Thank you.

Year 13 practise papers

Year 13 only – I have copied the remaining set of practise papers – Mr Rice has the ‘exploring’, and the ‘modelling’ and ‘unified’ are at the back of A22.
I have also copied for you, the breadth paper that year 12 sat this week – also at the back of A22. Help yourself.
Have a great half term but work hard – once the exams are over you can have the longest holiday of your lives.

Mr T

Year 12 – what might be in the depth paper?

Attached is  tick list of the chapters covered in the breadth paper on Tuesday.

AS Breadth topics covered

The same topics can come up again in the depth paper but it is likely that if a topic has not been covered at all in the first paper then it will be in the second.

This is a list of topics which hardly appeared or didn’t appear at all in the breadth paper:

 Velocity- time graphs, suvat, stopping distances, free fall, terminal velocity, density and pressure, mechanical power and efficiency, N1 and N3. Kirchoff’s laws, pd and emf, resistivity, the electron gun, paying for electricity, reflection and refraction, total internal refraction, polarisation, harmonics, comparisons of photon and waves models.

Remember – exams are not passed or failed on the day, they are passed or failed in the months, weeks and days leading up to the exam.

If you found the breadth paper straightforward it does not mean that the depth paper will be.

Good luck.