Year 11 Science - Crashes and Flashes

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield

Always wondered how the universe actually works? How are cars designed to be safe in the event of a crash? What is light? What about sound? How do our computers, TVs, and phones work? Interested in knowing more about technology like radar, xrays and MRI machines?

This course is aimed at all students with a variety of interests - sports, music, technology, and health, to name but a few. Key concepts of Physics will be explored in everyday settings, such as car crashes and laser shows. Students will investigate forms of energy, waves, motion, forces, electricity, and magnetism through a variety of practical and theoretical activities.

This course is suitable for students intending further studies in Physics, as well as those who are interested in knowing more about why things work the way they do in the physical world.


Year 12 Physics

Students who take 11 Crashes & Flashes can continue learning Physics at Level 2 the following year if they wish.

Contributions and Equipment

2 x 1E5 or 1B5 (or equivalent) Scientific Calculator

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway Tags

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