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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 979 times:

I was walking into my boring as ever science lesson in GCSE Year 10 and I say designing a plane written on the board. It lit my face up and I answered all the questions with ease and completed an experiment on density without any problems. What I wanna know is how long is this part of the curriculum and what else does it consist of in the aviation sector?!


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User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Thread starter):
I say designing a plane written on the board.

Don't quite get this part  Confused
But anyways.....in my final GCSE year now and i never knew aviation was part of any curriculum?!At my school the science options are only dual science-gets you 2 science GCSEs and triple/separate science-gets you 3 science GCSEs but in both you still do Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

aRi


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 963 times:

I think the only relevant things to aviation in GCSE physics were Thrust, lift, drag and weight, acceleration, and the Bernoulli effect. And even then, only the latter is really specific to aviation.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 956 times:

I've nether known aviation come up in GCSE Science.

Tom.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Hmmm the only bit in my GCSE (and I'm doing them currently, yr 11) is using distance and speed, but thats for maths, again we've had drag and thrust and stuff like that, no designing an aircraft. Are you sure this wasn't a dream, and I mean that seriously.

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

I did triple award science, chemistry, physics, biology, and did those last year

Aviation never once came up!

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Alex


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 4):
Are you sure this wasn't a dream

lol were definatly doing it.

I'm doing applied which means the same to double science but you dont do a test!

http://curriculum.ttsonline.net/science/

This is the cirriculm im doing but theres nothing to do with it on there?! I'm not dreaming I have stuff in my book to proove this lmao


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 933 times:

I'd expect is was a one off lesson where your teacher was simply using a plane as an example. Don't get your hopes up.  Sad

At No point whilst I was in school did we cover any kind of aviation topic.



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 7):
one off lesson

2 weeks work?!


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 928 times:

I did my GCSEs around more than 2 years ago and I don't remember anything about aviation in physics... I did the triple award, so it must be something new; anything in the double award is usually also in the triple award.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 928 times:

Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 6):

http://curriculum.ttsonline.net/science/

I dont have a username and password, also i have a friend in the year below so I'll ask him tomorow what this is all about as well if its the curriculum your all doing the same. You say 2 weeks work, on aviation, but what sort? I mean you say designing a plane but to what degree and everything.

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Well we wrote down the propaties of and aircraft and what an engine requires to run as well as the wings etc. We have measured density of objects from cork up to iron and lead. We have also named the parts of an airplane.

I feel stupid now as noboy knows what im talking about.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Quoting Ari (Reply 1):
i never knew aviation was part of any curriculum

Aeroplanes obey the laws of physics... Its all about context. I dont think this was particularly about aviation. Its just the teacher chose an aeroplane to get his/her point across.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Ours always preferred the 'trolley on a slope' analogy. yawn 


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