GCSE Astronomy – 2 Year Course

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Drop in link – Monday 10-10:50am and Thursday 9-10:50am

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Lesson Time: Tuesday 1pm.

Email photos of homework to info@prioritylearning.co.uk

Late homework with no note from parents will not be marked.

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Exam Times
  • Half Term: 25th-29th October
  • Christmas: 13th Dec-2nd Jan 
  • Half term: 14th-18th Feb 
  • Easter: 12th-26th April
  • Half term: 31st May-4th June 
  • Last day of term: Friday 8th July

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Homework

Safely Observing The Sun – Deadline Wednesday 9th at 9pm

Model Answers

Internal Divisions of The Sun Deadline Tuesday 15th at 9pm

Get in touch with your local astronomy societies and see if they are doing any solar observations or if they have a hydrogen alpha filter.

Have a look through the coursework section of the specification and get thinking about which aided courseworks you think you’ll like. Final decisions to be made beginning of December.

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Telescopes 2 Homework – Deadline Friday 16th October at 9pm

Telescopes 3 Homework – Deadline Tuesday 20th October at 9pm

Write a paragraph on how Galileo determined the heliocentric solar system. Deadline – Monday 19th at 9pm.

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Homework – Deadline Friday 27th November at 5pm

Make a poster of the probes bit we did today, page 43.

If you do it on the computer, set it as your wallpaper/screensaver, and as you make more posters add them to a slideshow then you’re seeing them every day. This will make revision a TON easier.

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Notes

Homework: download a flashcard app, make flashcards of everything I wrote flashcard on in the notes. Practice 5-15 minutes every day.

Homework 2: The white dwarf question in the notes.

Homework 1: Copy out Erasthothenes’ method into your workbook. Make a revision card out of it and learn it off by heart.

Homework 2: Revision Sheet With Gaps – complete and send in by Friday 4pm

Revision Sheet

Crossword – no need to send in, just a bit of fun.

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Remind me to put up the revision sheet from last week if I haven’t done already.

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Revision Sheet

Revision Sheet With Gaps

Final choices for unaided coursework and first draft of design sent in by Friday 4pm.

Homework 3: Perform the shadow stick experiment and send in your workings and your local noon. Don’t forget to use the equation of time.

Homework 1: Make A4 Posters Of The following constellations/asterisms

  1. Cassiopeia
  2. Cygnus
  3. Orion
  4. Plough
  5. Southern Cross
  6. Summer Triangle
  7. Square of Pegasus

Homework – Deadline Friday 4pm

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Homework – deadline Friday 4pm

2c is meant to say superior conjunction

Make sure you’ve booked your exams.

Check first page of notes for extra homework info.

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Homework

Extra question for homework: State Newton’s law of gravitation.

Congratulations! All course material has now been taught!

Spend a minimum of 1 hour per day revising, making flashcards from lesson notes and past paper answers, doing past papers, doing worksheets, doing quizzes from past homeworks and on space.fm.

Remember the more revision you do the higher your grade will be!

Also really focus on getting the coursework finished, you should have the time to get it all finished by the end of January.

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Make sure you’ve booked your exams.

Finish your coursework.

Past Papers – Pick Out Paper 1 Questions only

Revise lessons 35-48.

Including weekends, should be 1 weeks worth of notes and homework per day.

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  • Feb 14th – 18th
  • 4th – 15th April
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