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.


BDAE Lecture – The Rise & Fall of the Atomic Age

The talk will track the rise of the Atomic age from its birth in the 1940s and follow its downward spiral to the current opinions on nuclear technology today. He’ll discuss if Nuclear power is something to be afraid of or if it could potentially answer some of the problems we face today. He invites you to join him on the journey which will look at the “Rise and fall of the Atomic Age”!

Thursday, 20th April and is preceded by a very short AGM. It will be held in the Studio at Forum 28, at 7.30pm.

Poster here:

NI Lecture Poster

Christopher gallagher Press release

STEM Women Summer School, Thursday 29-Saturday 1 July 2017

STEM Women Summer School, Thursday 29-Saturday 1 July 2017

Following last year’s hugely successful initiative, Corpus Christi College is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting a three-day residential summer school for Year 12 women at all UK schools who are interested in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering and are planning to apply to a competitive university in autumn 2016. Teachers are invited to notify eligible students of this opportunity. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

NOTE – the eligibility criteria include that you have done some work from the Isaac Physics Website – see Mr Thompson if you need help with this.

Mr T