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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Physics
Term 1-3Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics
The aim of this module is to show the impact Newtonian mechanics has on physics. The microscopic motion of atoms can be modelled using Newton’s laws and hence provide us with an understanding of macroscopic quantities such as pressure and temperature. Newton’s law of gravitation can be used to predict the motion of planets and distant galaxies. In the final section we explore the intricacies of stars and the expansion of the Universe by analysing the electromagnetic radiation from space. As such, it lends itself to the consideration of how the development of the scientific model is improved based on the advances in the means of observation (HSW1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11). In this module, learners will learn about thermal physics, circular motion, oscillations, gravitational field, astrophysics and cosmology.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4-6Module 6: Particles and medical physics
In this module, learners will learn about capacitors, electric field, electromagnetism, nuclear physics, particle physics and medical imaging.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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