Monday 26th April 2021

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Code: 8199


This Webinar addresses two topics in A level Physics which students find challenging – vectors and projectiles. Vector questions typically involve forces and in particular moments of force. Projectile questions can only be solved when a student has grasped the essential concept of vector components. Students will learn the basic concept of vectors and components as required in  A level Physics and how to apply this knowledge to complex problems.


  • Learn key strategies to improve your preparedness to achieve well on your final exams
  • Experience a unique opportunity to hear from an experienced examiner in A level Physics
  • Gain top level advice and guidance on how to access the higher grades in examinations
  • Enhance your understanding of key areas of Physics, all linked directly to the exam papers
  • Take away a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers

PROGRAMME (4.00 – 5.00pm)

4.00 pm – Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05 pm –Introduction to two dimensional vectors

  • Adding two perpendicular vectors using a vector triangle
  • The concept of resolving vectors – x and y components
  • Balancing components of vectors
  • Some basic examples

4.25 pm Moments of force

  • Concept of perpendicular distance and how this is calculated
  • Using components to simplify moments problems
  • Example of complex moments questions

4.35 pm Solving force problems using the component method

  • How to resolve forces into components
  • How to use equilibrium to balance forces
  • Examples of force balancing problems

4.50 pm Projectile problems

  • How to set up suvat equations in two independent dimensions
  • Useful strategies for solving projectile problems
  • Worked examples of projectile problems

5.00 pm End of webinar


Tony Dunn is a current examiner for OCR A-level Physics and has taught for over 30 years in secondary schools and sixth form colleges, mainly in inner city areas, specialising in A-level Physics. Since the new A-level curriculum was introduced, he has had 100% pass rates with all his A-level Physics groups, whilst working at an inclusive college in a deprived borough. He was a Head of Science for 12 years and also spent several years training Physics teachers in SE Asia.