This is one of many work files belonging to a colleague of mine. It contains worksheets and notes pertaining to “stuff” that has been, but no longer is, part of GCSE Physics syllabuses. Not the full GCSE Physics course, just the stuff that’s no longer there.
Why does she keep the work? Well, every so often, a topic gets re-inserted, or comes up somewhere else, so the material can be used either as-is, or modified to fit.
What a colossal waste of time and effort!
- We know the canon of Physics.
- We know the Scope (for each level) and the Sequence it should be taught in to get the best results.
Why are we dictated to by exam boards and government about what gets taught at KS4&5?
It makes no sense to suddenly take out, or add great swathes of knowledge, as seems to happen.
Subject specialists, at all levels, and in all subjects, ought to come together and sort out the syllabuses properly. Then review them in 5 yearly intervals. And the same body of knowledge ought to be the basis of all assessments.