Part of a set of Physics in Context tasks given to our year 10 and 11 students studying GCSE Physics and GCSE Science A / Additional Science (AQA 2012 specs). Each task was a scenario-based extended piece of writing, assessed out of 25 marks, with some marks given for QWC, referencing, word count etc.
The same task was given to all ability groups, with additional support and scaffolding provided by teachers as appropriate for lower ability groups. The tasks were generally given at the end of the relevant topic.
Students found these tasks useful for understanding the role that physics plays in our everyday lives, and also for preparing them for contextual questions in exams.
Please be aware that some of the links in these pdf files may be out of date as some of these tasks were written quite a while ago - I'll try to update them if I get time. I hope in any case that they may provide inspiration for similar activities.
** Other P3 topics to come **