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

Summer School for Year 12

There are still places available on the Physics Stream at the Warwick Sutton Trust Summer School, with only a few days left to apply (deadline for students’ applications is THURSDAY 2 MARCH).

The summer school will involve a range of academic, informative and social activities designed to replicate a 1st year undergraduate experience at a world-class university. In the Physics stream, participants will sample a range of different areas within physics during the week. The course will simulate a real undergraduate experience with a mixture of laboratory experimental session and theory.

See link below for details

Amazing Opportunity for Year 12

The University of Sydney, the University of York & the Ogden Trust have teamed up to provide five scholarships for year 12 Physics students from the UK to attend the International Science School in Sydney. Full scholarships cover all costs for the two-week programme, including flights, accommodation, meals & activities. In other words — it’s free! Teachers can nominate up to two students per school and full details, including a link to the online application form, are available at:

Tell Mr Thompson if you are interested.

Furness Astro Meeting

Friday 3rd February at 7:30pm in the Lower Meeting Room of Trinity Church Centre on Abbey Road in Barrow-in-Furness. The post code is LA14 5HT; Trinity Church Centre is opposite Kwik Fit and the entrance is at the back in Warwick Street.

We have a return visit this time from Stuart Atkinson from Eddington Astronomical Society at Kendal. His subject is ‘New Horizons and Pluto’.

The full list of speakers and meeting dates for this season is available on the web-site – please have a look and print it so that you have a record. I think you will agree that there is something for everybody.

Don’t forget that you can now access and borrow books, videos and DVD’s from our library at the meeting.

Any prospective new members who want to join may also pay by cash/cheque at this meeting.