jamesbaldwyn
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UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:31 am

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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Ari
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:37 am

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.

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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:49 am

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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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:05 am

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

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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:05 am

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.

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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:21 am

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

Aviation never once came up!

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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:23 am

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
 
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:37 am

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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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:38 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 7):
one off lesson

2 weeks work?!
 
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:43 am

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.
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:44 am

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.

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jamesbaldwyn
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:58 am

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.
 
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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:19 am

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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RE: UK Gcse Science - Aviation

Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:22 am

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