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AQA GCSE Physics Topic 2 - Electricity

 

 

 




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 • I can draw and use the common circuit symbols 

 • I can draw series and parallel circuits Video 1Video 2Video 3Video 4 

 • I can define the terms charge and current 

 • I can recall the units needed for Q = It 

 • I can rearrange Q = It• I can use Q = It 

 • I can define the terms potential difference and resistance 

 • I can recall the units needed for V = IR 

 • I can rearrange V = IR 

 • I can use V = IR 

 • I can draw and explain current-potential difference graphs for ohmic conductors, filament lamps and diodes 

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 • I can explain the change in resistance of a thermistor as the temperature changes Video 1Video 2

 • I can explain the change in resistance of an LDR as the light intensity changes Video 1Video 2 

 • I can describe the way current behaves in a series circuit 

 • I can describe the way potential difference behaves in a series circuit Video 1Video 2 

 • I can describe the way resistance behaves in a series circuit 

 • I can describe the way current behaves in a parallel circuit 

 • I can describe the way potential difference behaves in a parallel circuit 

 • I can describe the way resistance behaves in a parallel circuit 

 • I can recall the voltage and frequency of mains electricity in the UK 

 • I can explain the difference between direct current and alternating current 

 • I can describe the inside of a plug 

 • I can describe the safety features of a plug 

 • I can describe how power in a circuit is related to the potential difference 

 • I can recall the units needed for P = VI 

 • I can rearrange P = VI 

 • I can use P = VI 

 • I can recall the units needed for P = I2R

 • I can rearrange P = I2R

 • I can use P = I2R

 • I can describe how domestic appliances transfer energy

 • I can recall the units needed for E = Pt

 • I can rearrange E = Pt

 • I can use E = Pt

 • I can recall the units needed for E = QV

 • I can rearrange E = QV

 • I can use E = QV 

 • I can describe the part of the National Grid and how they interact with each other

 • I can describe how step-up and step-down transformers work

 • I can describe the circumstances in which an object might become charged-Physics only

 • I can describe what happens what two charged objects are bought close together – Physics only

 • I can state that a charged object creates an electric field around itself – Physics only

 • I can draw the electric field pattern for an object – Physics only