Physics

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

10

Autumn 1

Waves (Sound, ultrasound, lenses, visible light, infrared radiation)

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Autumn 2

Motion

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 1

Forces

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 2

Particle Model of Matter

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 1

Energy calculations and momentum

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 2

Revision for Trial Exam

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test Trial exam

11

Autumn 1

Electricity

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Autumn 2

Electricity

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 1

Electromagnetism

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 2

Radioactivity and Nuclear

 

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 1

Space

Revision for Exams

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

External examination

Summer 2

n/a

External examination

12

Autumn 1

Measurements and their errors Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena

Materials

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Start of course Maths test

Folder check

Required practical 4

Autumn 2

Particles

Mechanics (Scalars and vectors, moments)

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Spring 1

Electricity (Electricity basics, resistance and resistivity)

Mechanics (Motion, energy and momentum)

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Folder check

Required practicals 3 and 5

Spring 2

Electricity (Circuits, potential divider, EMF and internal resistance)

Waves

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Required practicals 1, 2 and 6

Summer 1

Revision for trial exam

Trial exam

Folder check

Summer 2

Further Mechanics (Circular motion)

Gravitational Fields

Homework assessment booklet and end of topic test

13

Autumn 1

Further Mechanics (Simple Harmonic Motion)

Electric Fields

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Folder check

Required practical 7

Autumn 2

Radioactivity

Electric Fields

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Required practical 12

Spring 1

Nuclear Energy

Capacitors and Alternating Current

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Folder check

Required practical 9

Spring 2

Thermal Physics

Magnetic Fields

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Required practical 8, 10 and 11

Summer 1

Turning Points (Discovery of the electron, wave-particle duality, special relativity)

Homework assessment booklets and end of topic test for each topic

Practical endorsement – Pass/Fail

Summer 2

Revision for external assessments

External examinations – Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3