# Helix Virtual School

## Home Schooling and Revision for Mathematics and Physics

# Year 9 Physics (Edexcel IGCSE)

#### Description

This Course covers third term’s work for year 9 syllabus of * Pearson Edexcel (9-1)* Curriculum.

When going through this course, you will need to have * Pearson Edexcel Physics Student Book* by Brian Arnold, Penny Johnson and Steve Woolley.

**Topics to Cover:**

MAINS ELECTRICITY *(Unit 2)*

- Introduction to Mains Electricity
- Safety Devices
- The Heating Effect of Current
- Electrical Power
- Calculating the Total Energy Transferred by an Appliance
- Alternating Current and Direct Current

CURRENT AND VOLTAGE IN CIRCUITS *(Unit 2)*

- Conductors, Insulators and Electric Current
- Measuring Current
- Voltage
- Measuring Voltage
- Electrical Circuits
- Series and Parallel Circuits
- Current in a Series Circuit
- Current in a Parallel Circuit

ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE *(Unit 2)*

- Resistance
- Investigating how Current Varies with Voltage for different Components
- Using Resistance
- Generators
- Special Resistors

ELECTRIC CHARGE *(Unit 2)*

- Charges within an Atom
- Charging Materials by Friction
- Investigating how Insulators can become Charged by Friction
- Forces between Charges
- Forces between Charged and Uncharged Objects
- Uses of Static Electricity

#### Topics for this course

3 Lessons

#### Mains Electricity

##### Lesson 1: Introduction to Mains Electricity

##### Lesson 2: Safety Devices

##### Lesson 3: Electrical Energy

#### About the instructors

3 Courses

44 students