More past papers

By now you should be running out of past papers to practise on. There are lots and lots of past paper questions in the ‘old material’ dropbox folder:

If you want more whole papers you could look at OCR’s old specification papers – the questions are very similar to your specification. The only thing you won’t see is the practical type questions.

Go to and select Physics, AS and A level then ‘withdrawn qualifications, physics A’.

Year 13 – scholarship information

Denis Lidstone from BDAE will be coming in to school to give a presentation about the Engineering scholarship (£1200) that is available to one of our Year 13 students.
It will be this Friday 1st February from 1pm – 1.45pm in A21. This is targeted at Year 13 students who are starting a full time higher education course in September, leading to the opportunity of professional engineering status. See poster here:

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