Grade 11 Physics
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Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy, providing SPH3U Physics grade 11, for you to excel at grade 11 Physics. Our course instructors and tutors have deep experience in SPH3U Physics grade 11, for you to understand the concepts and be able to tackle application / thinking problems, which many students lose their marks.

SPH3U Course - Physics Grade 11

SPH3U Course - Physics Grade 11 is a challenging course. Many students are not accustomed to problem solving aspect of the course and perform poorly. They try to use the math approach, to memorize equations and substitute values. This will never work on physics. We teach the proper way of approaching physics and you will perform with a significant improvement.

Science, Grade 10, Academic
11 (University)
Ministry of Education:
Curriculum Format:
A. In Person lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
B. Online live lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
C. Tutoring (non credit)

Queen Elizabeth Academy offers SPH3U Physics grade 11 course as an online course or in person (subject to space availability). Our SPH3U Physics grade 11 online course runs the same as in person, with a small class settings (maximum 9 students) where our students will have a full interactive experience with our teachers. This includes teaching the foundational skills, the concepts step by step in an easy to understand manner, and going over problems, especially the application and thinking problems.

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Private SPH3U Physics Grade 11

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Experience our online live teaching that is fully interactive. Our students participate and clarify their understanding, rather than sitting passively watching a screen.
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Experience our online live teaching where our teachers explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand, step by step manner. We facilitate understanding of the student, not memorizing.

Benefits to Students
in taking SPH3U Physics Grade 11
Private Credit with QEA:

1. Small Class Sizes

To maintain the quality of our lessons, class size is limited to a max of 9 students, giving students the opportunity to ask questions throughout an on-going lecture.

2. Step by Step

Our focus is to build step by step on the students’ understanding of the materials. We turn complex concepts into simpler steps for our students to absorb and understand.

3. Building

For our students who are applying to universities, building a better foundational knowledge is key to success.

4. One on One Attention:

We structure a work period in each of our lessons that our teachers walk around and help each student one by one. In our online live class, each student will get a ‘slice’ of time, where our teacher will enter their virtual room, to work with them one by one. This will help clarify any misunderstanding immediately.

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One on one private tutoring SPH3U Physics Grade 11 course

Queen Elizabeth Academy’s Private Tutoring Program provides our students with one on one, personalized tutoring lessons that are based on a step by step, easy to understand methodology.

Our Approach of Tutoring for
SPH3U Physics Grade 11

At QEA, we focus on tutoring the students and build his or her foundation and understanding. Our tutoring approach facilitates independent thinking, so that our students can analyze the questions properly. Our tutors go through math and science lessons step by step, and make sure that you have a firm foundation before they move onto more complex math and science concepts.

1. Step by step explanation

For our science and math tutoring programs, we focus on providing step by step explanations during the tutoring session, facilitating the student’s understanding of the math and science concepts.

2. Building Foundations

Math and science are cumulative. Therefore, building a good foundation is important for the student’s long-term success. In our math and science tutoring, we focus on clarifying the student’s knowledge gaps to help them build a good foundation in math and science.

3. Organize Knowledge

Our tutors will categorize types of problems and organize knowledge making it easier for students to retain.

QEA's Math, English and Science tutoring has equipped students with the skills they need to succeed by building good foundations. We offer online tutoring in major Canadian cities including Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Milton.

The challenge for students for SPH3U Physics Grade 11 online or in person course, is to understand the concept and have a good foundation skills. On top of this, the student needs to understand how to dissect complex application questions and apply the concepts to the equations and steps. We provide good guidance and lessons, and want our students to work hard and practice to master this skills.

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QEA tutors in Math, Science, Chemistry and Physics are specialized in those areas so students walk away with a foundation of knowledge that will help them in the long run. Students across Canada can benefit from QEA which is offered in major cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Markham.

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SPH3U Physics Grade 11
Private Credit Course Overview

SPH3U Physics Grade 11 is one of the most important Science courses in grade 11 for university admission

SPH3U Physics Grade 11 - Course Description

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

What is taking SPH3U Physics Grade 11 like?

Quite frankly, Grade 11 Physics can be tough, because it involves using lots of formula, which students are expected to know beforehand. Most of the concepts will be very new for many students. In most cases, problem-solving does not follow concrete steps, as in math. So students will need to know all the formulas, as well as how to manipulate different equations to achieve their desired result.

Physics questions are traditionally full of word problems, and that's another area of challenge to most students, because they'll need to understand the questions, interpret them, then extract the given variables and variations. But with practice, even this can be mastered.

Grade 11 physics is a pre-requisite for Grade 12 Physics and an important course for students who wish to pursue engineering or science in university.

Tips to succeed in SPH3U Physics Grade 11

To excel in grade 11 physics, you can't simply memorize the equations. For your own good, it is far better to understand the reasoning behind every concept. Be sure to visualize the situation so you can identify given variables and variations in each problem. Additionally, you want to be sure you`re applying the equations rightly, instead of blindly following steps or processes.

The complexity of physics is also seen in the use of several equations to solve a single problem. The trick is to identify what you have been given, note their places in the relevant equations, and identify the variables you weren't given in the question. Finally, use this equation or in combination with other equations to find the unknown.

FAQ for SPH3U Physics Grade 11 course

How can SPH3U Physics Grade 11 tutoring help my child?

QE physics tutoring explains concepts in a way your child can understand, and builds his or her foundation of understanding This is the basis for achieving higher grades in physics.

How is QE SPH3U Physics Grade 11 tutor different from others?

QE physics tutoring is a lesson based tutoring. This means we actively teach the lesson and go through the problems step by step.

How much is a SPH3U Physics Grade 11 tutor?

We charge a very competitive rate. It's not just the rate, but effectiveness. Our tutoring is private and one on one, you will be taught privately by a physics specialist. In addition, we provide weekly worksheets and homework packages, mock tests and exams to help you succeed proactively, not just answering your questions.

Should I get a tutor for SPH3U Physics Grade 11?

Physics is cumulative, which means if you fall behind, your problems will persist and pile up further as you wait. It's better to have a professional tutor from QEA to clarify your misunderstanding, and tackle the key application problems. This will save you time, drive your performance, and help you to achieve higher grades, and hopefully lower your stress.

What SPH3U Physics Grade 11 tutor will be assigned to my child?

The average tenure of our tutors at QE is at least 3 years. Many of our tutors stay with QE for 5-6 years. In this way, they are experienced and have worked with hundreds of students. Many of them have taught our 110 hours credit courses. New tutors need to go through a rigorous audition process in order to join QE. This includes showing in depth knowledge on our tests while also being able to explain concepts in a way that students can understand.

What are QE's credentials?

QE is Ministry accredited, which means we offer high school courses. We know the curriculum of each subject inside-out. We know what foundation building block is important leading to the next grade. As we have worked with 5,000+ students over the past 9 years, we are familiar with the common weakness and challenge they face on each subject. Therefore, we focus on what matters most to achieve success. Our students were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Laurier, Queen's, Western, McGill with scholarship from $2,000 to $50,000.


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Overall Expectation for SPH3U physics 11

A1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating);

- A1.1formulate relevant scientific questions about to collect observations and data observed relationships, ideas, problems, or issues, make informed predictions, and/or formulate educated hypotheses to focus inquiries or research

A2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

-A2.1 identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study (e.g., theoretical physicist; communications, networks, and control systems professional; engineer; metallurgist) and the education and training necessary for these careers

B1. analyse technologies that apply concepts related to kinematics, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;

-B1.1analyse, on the basis of research, a technology that applies concepts related to kinematics (e.g., devices used to measure speed in sports; rocket accelerators; motion-detecting sensors for security systems; speedometers in automobiles) [IP, PR, AI, C]

B2. investigate, inqualitative and quantitative terms, uniform and non-uniform linear motion, and solve related problems;

-B2.1 use appropriate terminology related to kinematics, including, but not limited to: time, distance, position, displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration [C]

B3. demonstrate an understanding of uniform and non-uniform linear motion, in one and two dimensions.

-B3.1 distinguish between the terms constant, instantaneous, and average with reference to speed, velocity, and acceleration, and provide examples to illustrate each term

C1. analyse and propose improvements to technologies that apply concepts related to dynamics and Newton’s laws, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;

-C1.1 analyse, with reference to Newton’s laws, a technology that applies these laws (e.g., extremely low friction bearings, near friction- less carbon, different types of athletic shoes, roller coasters), and propose ways to improve its performance [AI, C]

C2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, net force, acceleration, and mass, and solve related problems;

C2.1 use appropriate terminology related to forces, including, but not limited to: mass, time, speed, velocity, acceleration, friction, gravity, normal force, and free-body diagrams [C]

C3. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between changes in velocity and unbalanced forces in one dimension.

C3.2 explain how the theories and discoveries of Galileo and Newton advanced knowledge of the effects of forces on the motion of objects

D1. analyse technologies that apply principles of and concepts related to energy transformations, and assess the technologies’ social and environmental impact;

D1.1 analyse, using the principles of energy transformations, a technology that involves the transfer and transformation of thermal energy (e.g., a power station, an air conditioner, a fuel cell, a laser printer) [AI, C]

D2.investigate energy transformations and the law of conservation of energy, and solve related problems;

D2.1use appropriate terminology related to energy transformations, including, but not limited to: mechanical energy, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, work, power, fission, fusion, heat, heat capacity, temperature, and latent heat [C]

D3. demonstrate an understanding of work, efficiency, power, gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, nuclear energy, and thermal energy and its transfer (heat).

-D3.1 identify, qualitatively, the relationship between efficiency and thermal energy transfer

E1. analyse how mechanical waves and sound affect technology, structures, society, and the environment, and assess ways of reducing their negative effects;

-E1.1 analyse how properties of mechanical waves and sound influence the design of structures and technological devices (e.g., the acoustical design of a concert hall; the design of head- phones, hearing aids, musical instruments, wave pools) [AI, C]

E2.investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, the properties of mechanical waves and sound, and solve related problems;

-E2.1 use appropriate terminology related to mechanical waves and sound, including, but not limited to: longitudinal wave, transverse wave, frequency, period, cycle, amplitude, phase, wavelength, velocity, superposition, constructive interference, destructive interference, standing waves, and resonance [C]

E3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of mechanical waves and sound and of the principles underlying their production, transmission, interaction, and reception.

- E3.1 distinguish between longitudinal and transverse waves in different media, and provide examples of both types of waves

F1. analyse the social, economic, and environmental impact of electrical energy production and technologies related to electromagnetism, and propose ways to improve the sustainability of electrical energy production;

-F1.1 analyse the social and economic impact of technologies related to electromagnetism (e.g., particle accelerators, mass spectrometers, magnetic levitation [maglev] trains, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], electromagnetic pulses after nuclear explosions) [AI, C]

F2. investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, magnetic fields and electric circuits, and solve related problems;

-F2.1 use appropriate terminology related to electri- city and magnetism, including, but not limited to: direct current, alternating current, conventional current, electron flow, electrical potential difference, electrical resistance, power, energy, step-up trans- former, and step-down transformer [C]

F3. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of magnetic fields, the principles of current and electron flow, and the operation of selected technologies that use these properties and principles to produce and transmit electrical energy.

- F3.1 describe and explain safety precautions (e.g., “call before you dig”, current-limiting outlets in bathrooms) related to electrical circuits and higher transmission voltages (e.g., with reference to transformer substations, buried cables, over- head power lines)

Sources: Ministry of Education Ontario: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/2009science11_12.pdf

Course organization for SPH3U physics 11

Unit 1Kinematics20 hours
Unit 2Forces20 hours
Unit 3Energy and Society20 hours
Unit 4Waves and Sound20 hours
Unit 5Electricity and Magnetism20 hours
Final Assessment Tasks10 hours

Total Hours 110 hours

Assessment & evaluation components for SPH3U physics 11

Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflects how well students are achieving the curriculum expectations.

Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of a student’s work on the basis of established achievement criteria, and assigning a value to represent that quality.

The term score will be divided into 4 categories:

  • Knowledge (30 – 35%)
  • Applications (20 – 25%)
  • Thinking / Inquiry (15-20%)
  • Communications (10-15%)

Teaching/learning strategies for SPH3U physics 11

  • Whole-class, small group, and individual instruction;
  • Electronic technology – use of dynamic software, calculators, the Internet, spreadsheets and multi-media in activities, demonstrations and investigations;
  • Encourage maximum student participation in classroom activities;
  • Share the rubrics for culminating activities at the beginning of the unit, so expectations are clear
  • Encourage inquiry – questioning, investigating, communicating in a variety of ways;
  • Provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and apply that knowledge in a variety of contexts;
  • Identify & address different learning styles throughout the course;
  • Use self- and peer assessments;
  • Encourage brainstorming, exchange of ideas, debating;
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for learning;
  • Encourage students to apply individual/group learning skills;
  • Respect cultural differences of international students.


When planning a program in science, teachers must take into account considerations in a number of important areas, including those discussed below:

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