Session 2 - Vectors

Representing quantities that have a direction with arrows is really really important, especially when it comes to resolving the forces acting on an object. Let's get on with these essential maths skills.

1. Vectors and Scalars

Watch this video that revises scalars and vector quantities.

2. Scale Drawing

This sounds simple, but you HAVE to be able to draw scale diagrams accurately - even if you can check your answers using maths afterwards.

3. Isaac Physics - Vectors

Now have a go at these two sets of questions. Each one is a 'Board' where I have selected some questions for you to have a go at. The first one is GCSE standard and includes some scale drawing for you to have a go at. The second one is more advanced and has some mixed questions about the forces acting on objects.

I would suggest that you sign up for a free Isaac Physics account so you can save your progress. I will not be able to see any of your personal data, although in the future you may be able to show your new teachers the work you have completed during this time.

4. Livestream (10th June 2020)

There will be a FREE YouTube livestream at 12pm (UK time) on 10th June 2020 where I will go through any tricky answers to the Isaac Physics questions and answer any other queries you may have. You can also catch up with the replay after the event. 

Extension. Prepare for the Challenge of A Level Physics

This week I would like you to read through Section 2 and 3 of the book. This outlines some practical work you could try at home and also some other questions to consider. These are very similar to the work you will have to complete in class over the next few years so it is worth getting a head start!

GCSE Physics Online Recommended for Home Learning

The following organisations have recently recommended these resources to support students who are learning from home during the Covid-19 crisis.


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