KS4 Physics

Physics is the study of energy, forces, waves, and the structure of atoms and the physical universe. Learn about the behaviours of objects and forces based on experiments and mathematical measurements.

This page consists of resource links for the subject of physics, covering topics including:

  1. Energy – energy changes in a system, renewable and non-renewable energy sources, energy efficiency
  2. Forces – forces and fields, vectors, pressure
  3. Forces and motion – speed of sound, interpreting quantitatively graphs, acceleration, weight and gravitational field strength
  4. Wave motion – amplitude, wavelength, frequency, electromagnetic waves, velocity in vacuum and differing between media, production and detection and uses
  5. Electricity – measuring resistance, exploring current, resistance and voltage relationships, circuit diagrams
  6. Magnetism and electromagnetism – exploring magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, magnetic effects, how transformers are used
  7. Structure of matter – arrangements and motions of molecules, energy changes, links between pressure and temperature
  8. Atomic structure – nuclear model and its development, masses and sizes of nuclei, atoms and small molecules, ionisation, radioactive nuclei
  9. Space physics – features of solar system



(Please note the links below may not reflect all of the topics listed above)

Energy Resources – https://studyrocket.co.uk/revision/gcse-physics-aqa/energy/energy-resources

Properties of Waves – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zgf97p3/revision/1

Electricity – https://studymind.co.uk/notes/mains-electricity-2/

Space Physics – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsbyh39