Exploring the New GCSE Grade 9 Content Workshop (Physics Option)

By February 3, 2017 Events, Training No Comments
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Following requests from a number of schools, this session has been postponed and a new date will be advertised shortly. 

The aim of this workshop is to cover a number of topics on waves, electricity and electromagnetism which are currently on the A-Level syllabus and appear on the new GCSE specification, focussing particularly on the teaching of grade 9/A* topics. The use of the ripple tank will be covered including the apparatus and techniques required to explain the concepts covered in the waves topic. We will look at the teaching of some of the electricity topics through practical work to support the new required electricity practicals in this section. Principles of electromagnetism will also be covered including the motor effect, Fleming’s left hand rule and how this applies to generators and transformers.

The topics covered in this session will include:

  • The use of the ripple tank to make observations to identify the suitability of apparatus to measure the properties of the waves
  • The use of electrical apparatus to build electrical circuits to investigate the factors affecting the resistance of electrical circuits
  • The use of electrical apparatus to build electrical circuits to investigate the I-V characteristics of a variety of circuit elements including a filament lamp, diode and resistor at constant temperature
  • The application of the equations from the electromagnetism topics and the use of Fleming’s left hand rule

You will:

  1. Use and describe the suitability of the ripple tank to measure the properties of waves.
  2. Build electrical circuits to investigate the factors affecting resistance and create I-V characteristics.
  3. Use Fleming’s left hand rule to predict the direction of force, field and current in electromagnetism problems.

This session is suitable for teachers at all career stages.

Date:    POSTPONED: Tuesday 7th March 2017

Time:   16:15 – 18:30 (register from 16:00)

Fee:     £120 per pair of delegates

Venue: Loreto College, Chichester Road, Hulme
Fees and booking:
You can book for these events by emailing rachel.eppy@teachmanchester.com or telephoning 0161 226 1773.