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Edexcel GCSE Physics Topic 10 - Electricity And Circuits




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  I can describe the structure of an atom

 • I can draw and use the common circuit symbols

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

 • I can define the terms potential difference and resistance

 • I can recall the units needed for E = QV

 • I can rearrange E = QV

 • I can use E = QV

 • 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 describe the way current behaves in a series circuit

 • 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

 • 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 units needed for V = IR

 • I can rearrange V = IR

 • I can use V = IR

 • I can explain current-potential difference relationship for filament lamps

 • 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 1 

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

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 • I can describe the energy transfer that happens in an electrical circuit

 • I can evaluate the heating caused by an electrical current

 • I can recall the units needed for E = IVt

 • I can rearrange E = IVt

 • I can use E = IVt

 • I can recall the units needed for P = E / t

 • I can rearrange P = E /T

 • I can use P = E/T

 • 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 explain the difference between direct current and alternating current

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

 • I can describe the inside of a plug

 • I can describe the safety features of a plug