In this course we look not only at forces and motion but also how they effect many of the things we experience in everyday life and those things we see when we look to the sky and beyond our own planet.
- Displacement is the distance travelled in a straight line. It has both a direction and a size.
- The velocity of an object is its speed in one particular direction.
- The acceleration of an object is calculated from its change in velocity and the time taken.
- The force of an object is also a vector as it has a size (measured in Newtons) and a direction.
The first three modules each have an assessment topic which you can use to check your understanding of the module’s content. You need to achieve the pass mark in each of these in order to attempt the final assessment. You can, however, try each of these assessments as many times as you wish.
(NOTE: Whilst this course is based on the Edexcel IGCSE syllabus, the bulk of its content is applicable to other IGCSE and GCSE curricula. It is a useful course for anyone who needs some additional support, delivered in a different way and with some questions to try!)