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AQA GCSE Physics (1-9) WAVES Scheme of Work (full lesson plans and resources - 15 lessons)

This is a full scheme of work for the WAVES section of the new (1-9) AQA Physics GCSE specification. It is suitable for the separate science or trilogy path (separate physics lessons are clearly labelled in the scheme of work)

The scheme of work contains 22 detailed lesson plans, each including:
Learning outcomes
Lesson content
AQA specification reference
Key questions
Key words
Resources list
Video links

The full package also includes:
Homework booklet and markscheme - 6 sections, 18 questions, referenced in the scheme of work
Worksheets for every lesson, including answers
Powerpoint presentations for every lesson
Marking criteria / pupil feedback forms for 3 written tasks in the waves unit
Key words list
Pupil checklist of learning outcomes for the unit
Technician resource list
Video list - curated list of youtube videos for each lesson

Lesson titles:
1 Transverse and longitudinal waves
2 Required practical - waves
3 Required practical - reflection and refraction
4 Reflection
5 Refraction
6 Sound
7 Using sound waves
8 Electromagnetic Spectrum
9 Ionising radiation
10 Non-ionising radiation
11 Lenses
12 Images
13 Colour
14 Required practical - infrared radiation
15 Infrared radiation

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  • AQA-Waves-bonus-resources.zip
  • AQA-Waves-worksheets.zip
  • 1---transverse-and-longitudinal-waves.pptx
  • 8---electromagnetic-spectrum.pptx
  • 12---images.pptx
  • 1---transverse-and-longitudinal-waves.docx
  • 8---electromagnetic-spectrum.docx
  • 12---images.docx
  • PBC-tes-discount-paid.pdf
  • AQA-Waves-ppt.zip

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Created: Nov 1, 2017

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

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