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Click onto the headings below and see lots of interesting activities to give you greater insight into the subjects.

Physics

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

  1. Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski 
  2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli 
  3. What if ? Serious scientific answers to absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe 

Watch:

  • Αpollo 13 (1995 )
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • The Martian (2015) 

Visit:


Find out more about the qualifications:
Physics Exam Board Link

BTEC L3 Diploma in Applied Science

Summer Work:

 
Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Watch:

Then write a page about the s, p and d blocks in the periodic table. 


Research:


Do:

  • Complete the Simulated Titration, download the pdf of the ‘lab book’ and bring this with you.
  • Log onto phet simulations and explore the following: ‘sound and waves’ – interference, radiowaves and electromagnetic fields, wave on a string and ‘light and waves’ – bending light. Produce a spider diagram describing what you understand of diffraction, refraction, standing waves and interference. 

Complete:


Find out more about the qualifications:

Applied Science National Diploma Exam Board Link

BTEC L3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Do:

  • Complete the Simulated Titration, download the pdf of the ‘lab book’ and bring this with you. 
  • Log onto phet simulations and explore the following: ‘sound and waves’ – interference, radiowaves and electromagnetic fields, wave on a string and ‘light and waves’ – bending light. Produce a spider diagram describing what you understand of diffraction, refraction, standing waves and interference. 
  • The cell is the building block of life. Each of us starts from a single cell, a zygote, and grows into a complex organism made of trillions of cells. 
    The following link explores: Cell structure, and Specialisation. Watch the videos, read the articles and produce a poster summarising your research. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/collection/136382/prokaryotic-and-eukaryotic-cells 

Watch:

Then write a page about the s, p and d blocks in the periodic table.


Research:


Find out more about the qualifications:

Applied Science Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

Biology

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (available on Amazon)
  • Frankenstein’s cat by Emily Anthes (available on Amazon)
  • Junk DNA by Nessa Carey (available on Amazon) 

Visit:
You may not be able to visit a zoo now but many zoos have great websites, especially London Zoo. Read about some of the case studies on conservation, such as the Giant Pangolin, the only mammal with scales by visiting: https://www.zsl.org/conservation 


Watch:


Research:

  • Cells
    The cell is the building block of life. Each of us starts from a single cell, a zygote, and grows into a complex organism made of trillions of cells. The following link explores; Cell structure, Cell signalling, Cell division, Apoptosis, Lysosomes and Stem cell research. 

Watch the videos, read the articles and then produce a poster summarising your research. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/34589/cell-suitable-home- teaching 

  • DNA and the Genetic Code 
    In living organisms nucleic acids (DNA and RNA have important roles and functions related to their properties. The sequence of bases in the DNA molecule determines the structure of proteins, including enzymes. 

Watch the videos, read the information on these websites and produce a wall display to put up in your classroom in September. You might make a poster or do this using PowerPoint or similar. 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Biology Exam Board Link

Chemistry

Summer Work:

Langley College 2

Year 11 Resources:

Read:

  1. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (ISBN 9780007284870) 
  2. What is Chemistry by Prof Peter Atkins (ISBN 9780199683987)
  3. Why chemical reactions happen* by James Keeler and Peter Wothers (ISBN 9780199249732) 

* for A*/A students 


Visit
A level Chemistry OCR by C. Dunkley. 41 videos: pick one or more or all of them 


Research:
How would you prepare paracetamol (4-hydroxyphenylacetamide) in an A level laboratory? 


Watch:

  • Periodic Table The Videos (Youtube) by Professor Martin Prokofiev 

Find out more about the qualifications:

Chemistry Exam Board Link

Health and Social Care

Summer Work:

Langley College 2  

Year 11 Resources:

Task 1: Professional ethics and standards:
Write a discussion: 
We have all seen the risks taken by H&SC professionals currently and we know that everything in life involves risk. 

The question is “what is reasonable for us to expect of them and how does this compare with what they expect of themselves?” 


Task 2: The evolution of the NHS:
Create a time line diagram: 
The NHS has the principle that care is available free at point of need. It arose from a report by Sir William Beveridge published by the government on the 1st. of December 1942. 

Produce an annotated diagram to show how it has developed since. 


Task 3: The people who influenced Health and Social Care:
Research and make illustrated notes on five people of your choice who have significantly influenced the way we provide Health and Social Care. These could include; Chad Varrah, Erin Pizzey, Florence Nightingale, Jeanne Piaget, Ester Rantzen or any of a long list of possibilities. What has been the influence of each person on the profession? 


Task 4: Why I want to work in Health and Social Care:
Write a letter of application: 
Outline the reasons you want to do this as a career, describing the skills you bring to the job and explaining how you would like your career to develop. 


Find out more about the qualifications:

Health and Social Care Extended Certificate Exam Board Link

LV2 Health and Social Care Certificate Exam Board Link

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