AQA GCSE Physics Topic 2 – Electricity

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

Whole topic summary video

Quick fire questions for this topic

 

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Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can draw and use the common circuit symbols

https://youtu.be/HiVcnpDQOcI

Circuit symbol flashcard on www.primrosekitten.com

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zydUDJ

I can draw series and parallel circuits

https://youtu.be/2QBTaq63mYk

 

https://youtu.be/rbLqufYEVN8

 

https://youtu.be/xZXKaQW2jBc

 

https://youtu.be/oBuewt6m_KM

 

 

I can define the terms charge and current

https://youtu.be/k3vCg3lGpys

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2A8qx4H

I can recall the units needed for Q = It

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange Q = It

 

 

I can use Q = It

 

 

I can define the terms potential difference and resistance

 

 

https://youtu.be/k3vCg3lGpys

 

I can recall the units needed for V = IR

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

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

https://youtu.be/fxDNqQ3hH2A

 

https://youtu.be/ylHsTMAGV1I

 

I can explain the change in resistance of a thermistor as the temperature changes

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/2PdHk4wa5Bg

 

https://youtu.be/Ra7sqF8oZxg

 

I can explain the change in resistance of an LDR as the light intensity changes

https://youtu.be/Ra7sqF8oZxg

 

https://youtu.be/iUnMBMmkxnY

 

I can describe the way current behaves in a series circuit

https://youtu.be/g2kUj3xfM90

 

https://youtu.be/E70eNm2lITI

 

https://youtu.be/OdmmKxa0Nhs

 

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2A7SZUn

http://bit.ly/2zfGSoZ

 

I can describe the way potential difference behaves in a series circuit

I can describe the way resistance behaves in a series circuit

 

I can describe the way current behaves in a parallel circuit

https://youtu.be/g2kUj3xfM90

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

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zyA9th

I can describe the inside of a plug

https://youtu.be/Ke4yyUZH-hY

Warren Nash

https://youtu.be/COWlYUvzgZI

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2iyfdaL

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

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange P = VI

 

 

I can use P = VI

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zgEmkC

I can recall the units needed for P = I2R

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

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

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

I can rearrange E = Pt

 

 

I can use E = Pt

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2j3vKrn

I can recall the units needed for E = QV

 

Flashcards available on www.primrosekitten.com

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

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2zfB4OU

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

 

 

I can describe the circumstances in which an object might become charged

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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

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