GCSE Physics Revision Guides

A VERY Brief Guide to AQA GCSE Physics 1

Quick bullet-point revision guide of P1 (physics a core science). Lots of nice pictures to break up the text and illustrate the ideas.
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A VERY Brief Guide to AQA GCSE Physics 2

Quick bullet-point revision guide of P2 (physics and additional science). Lots of nice pictures to break up the text and illustrate the ideas.
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AQA GCSE Physics Module 1 - Teacher's Guide

Covering the AQA specification for the first module of Triple Award Physics and the physics component of Science (AKA Core Science). Includes quick summary questions for each topic and exam style questions for each chapter. Full answers included.
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AQA GCSE Physics Module 2 - Teacher's Guide

Covering the AQA specification for the second module of Triple Award Physics and the physics component of Additional Science. Includes quick summary questions for each topic and exam style questions for each chapter. Full answers included.
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Sample Chapter from A VERY Brief Guide to AQA GCSE Physics 1

P1.1.1 Infrared Radiation
Infrared radiation carries heat energy long distances without the need to anything to carry it. It even travels through the vacuum of space, unlike any other method of heat transfer. Without infrared radiation, we wouldn’t be able to feel the Sun’s heat.
One of the ways that heat can be transferred is by infrared radiation.
• All objects emit infrared radiation. Even cold objects emit some.
• The hotter an object gets, the more infrared radiation it emits every second.

Different surfaces emit and absorb infrared radiation to different degrees.
• Dark, matt surfaces are particularly good at emitting infrared radiation. (Matt is the opposite of shiny. You might also see it called 'dull'.)
• Dark, matt surfaces are also good at absorbing infrared radiation.
• Shiny, light surfaces are particularly poor emitters of infrared radiation.
• They are also bad at absorbing it. That is because they reflect it away instead.
Black is a good absorber but also a good emitter. People often get stuck because they think that the heat can only go one way.

In Mediterranean countries, traditional male clothing is often white whilst traditional female clothing it often black. This is because the men tended to work in the fields and needed clothes that reflected the infrared radiation from the Sun to keep them cool. The women tended to work at home in the shade, and dark clothing was good at emitting infrared radiation to keep them cool.
Many sports, like tennis and cricket, have a tradition of wearing white for the same reason.

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