S2 and S3 Course
 
 
 
 
 
 

Course Outline

In the S2/S3 Physics course you will be learning about:

Unit 1 - Telecommunications

• Radio
• Television
• Satellites
• Optical fibres
• Telephones (including Mobiles)
 

Unit 2 - Practical Electricity

• Electrical circuits
• Current, Voltage and Power
• Resistance
• Mains Electricity
     

Unit 3 - Radiations

• Light (Mirrors Prisms and Lenses)
• Lasers
• X-rays and Gamma rays
• Infra red and Ultra violet
 

Unit 4 - Electronics

• Input devices
• Process devices
• Output devices
• Digital Logic gates
     

Unit 5 - Space

• The Solar System
• Light Years
• Line spectra
• The origin of the Universe
 

Unit 6 - Electromagnetism

• Electromagnets
• Bells
• Motors
• Dynamos and Generators
     

Unit 7 - Movement

• Forces including weight and friction
• Speed and Acceleration
• Collisions
• Range and height
 

Unit 8 - Sound and Music

• Sound
• Sound Analysis
• Speed of sound
• Using sound
• Amplified Sound

You will also be carrying out Investigations and Research.


Assessment

For further details on some of the activities and investigation which will be undertaken in each unit as well as an outline of the Assessment of the learning undertaken, have a look at our Assessment Plan for Physics in S2/3.