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About SS1 Physics Scheme of Work

In junior secondary school, Basic Science gives students a broad understanding of the natural world, including the basics of physics, chemistry, and biology. When students move to Senior Secondary School 1 (SSS1), the focus shifts to Physics which is one of the specializations in the science class. 

At this level, students learn core Physics concepts like mechanics, heat, light, electricity, and magnetism. Through theoretical teachings, practical demonstrations, and hands-on experiments, they gain insights into the functioning of the physical world.

The Lagos state unified scheme of work for Physics aims to nurture critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and scientific inquiry. By applying mathematical principles to real-life situations, learners develop a comprehensive understanding of how theory connects with observation. The study of Physics in SS1 extends beyond classroom boundaries to practical applications in daily life, technology, and industry.

In essence, Physics study in SS1 acts as a stepping stone for further academic and professional pursuits in the sciences by providing students with essential foundational knowledge for their future endeavors.

Assessment Guide

In senior secondary school 1, students are assessed in Physics based on the school’s prerogative. However, typically, they are evaluated through tests or quizzes (Continuous Assessment Tests), practical exercises, and end-of-term exams.

Grading follows a scale from A to F, with A representing excellent performance, typically scoring around 70% or 80%, and F indicating failure, usually below 50% or 45%.

SS1 First Term Scheme of Work for Physics

 LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: UNIFIED SCHEMES OF WORK FOR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
 Physics Scheme of Work for Senior Secondary Schools 1(SSS1)
 ClassS.S.S 1
 SubjectPhysics
 TermFirst Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
SUB-THEME 1: INTERACTION OF MATTER, SPACE AND TIME
1Fundamentals and derived quantities and units(1) Fundamental quantities mass, length, time, current, temperature, energy, etc. (2) Fundamental units: Kg. M, S, K, A, etc.
(3) Derived quantities: force, speed, volume, area, etc.
(4) Derived units: Ms-1, M3, M2 etc.
2Position distance and displacement(1) Concept of position, distance, and time.
(2) Concept of displacement.
(3) Measurement of distance and displacement.
(4) Distinction between distance and displacement.
3Time1) Concept of time.
(2) Ways of measuring time.
(3) Units of time and conversion.
4Motion I1)Types of motion
-Random motion
-Translational motion
-Rotational motion
-Oscillatory motion
-Relative motion
5Motion II(2) Cause and effects of motion
(3) Types of force: Contact force field
(4) Reducing friction
6Motion III(5) Simple idea of circular motion.
7Speed and Velocity(1) Concept of speed
(2) Concept of velocity
(3) Distance-time graph or displacement-time graph.
8Rectilinear Acceleration I(1) Concept of acceleration
(2) Uniform/non-uniform acceleration
9Rectilinear Acceleration II(3) Velocity-time graph
(4) Analysis of rectilinear motion
10Scalars and Vectors(1) Concept of scalars
(2) Concept of vectors
(3) Distinction between scalars and vectors.
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

SS1 Second Term Scheme of Work for Physics

 TermSecond Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
SUB-THEME 2: CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES
1Work, Energy and Power I(1) Concept of work, energy and power
(2) Interchangeability of work and energy.
(3) Determination of work, energy and power.
2Work, Energy and Power II(4) Work done in a force field
(5) Types of energy: P. e and K. e.
(6) Conservation of mechanical energy
3Work, Energy and Power III 
4Heat Energy I1) Concept of temperature
(2) Effects of heat on change of state expansion
5Heat Energy II(3) Concept of vaporization
(4) Expansivity
6Heat Energy III(5) Transfer heat by conduction convection and radiation
7Electric Charges I(1) Production of charges.
(2) Types of charges.
8Electric Charges II(3) Distribution of charges.
(4) Storage of charges.
9Electric Charges III(5) Identification of charged points in materials e.g. Knife end, screw driver etc.
10Overview of the terms work 
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

SS1 Third Term Scheme of Work for Physics

 TermThird Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
SUB-THEME 3: FIELDS AT REST AND IN MOTION
1Description and property of fields(1) Concept of field
(2) Types of fields-Gravitational-Magnetic and-Electric fields
(3) Properties of a force field.
2Gravitational field.(1) Acceleration due to gravity.
(2) Shape and dimension of the earth.
3Electric Field I(1) Electric lines of force
(2) Potential difference and electric current
(3) Production of electric current
(4) Electric circuit
4Electric Field II(5) Electric conduction through materials
(6) Ohm’s law
5Electric Field III 
6Particulate nature of matter(1) Structure of matter: Evidence of particle nature of matter.
(2) Simple atomic structure.
(3) Molecules: Their size and nature
4) Crystal structure of matter.
(5) State of matter: Solid, liquid and gas.
SUB-THEME: ENERGY QUANTIZATION AND DUALITY OF MATTER
7Particulate nature of matter(5) Photon: Particle nature of photons
SUB-THEME 3: FIELDS AT REST AND IN MOTION
8Fluids at rest and in motion(1) Surface tension definition and effects
(2) Viscosity
(3) Applications
9Units of Measurement and electrical continuity testingUnits in industry
10Solar collector(1) Solar energy
(2) Solar panel for energy supply.
11Revision 
12Examination 

 

Recommended Physics Textbooks for Senior Secondary School 1

The recommended Physics textbooks for SSS1 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellence in Physics by G.O Ojuh, P, A. Ojajuni, M.O Giwa

       Cambridge University Press SS 1-3

  • Senior Cert. Practical Physics by B.L.N Ndupu, Okeke P.N 

        Learn Africa Plc SS 1-3 

  • Physics  Laboratory Manual by Engr. Nwoye Kenneth 

        Mid-Field Publishers SS 1-3 

  • New School Physics by M.W Anyakoha 

        Africana First Publishers Plc SS 1-3 

  • Senior Secondary Physics by P.N Okeke, F. N Okeke 

        P.N Okeke Publishing Company SS 1-3 

  • Extension Physics by Osinubi Saheeda, Igwebuike Chinwe et al 

        Extension Publication SS 1-3 

  • All Schools’ Physics by Ofojebe Tochukwu Alex 

        Our Saviour Press SS 1-3 

  • Simplified Practical Physics manual by  Ilo Udochukwu C. Elochukwu Akaolisah Printing Press SS 1-3

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