The Physical Science MasterClass series of videos were produced to highlight, clarify and refine the most important concepts as described in the Examination Guidelines document.
An effort was made to address each of the concepts referred to in the Examination Guidelines document for both Physics and Chemistry. This was done by discussing common mistakes and pitfalls for topics with which students will be more familiar by now, as these were covered as part of the Grade 11 year. Other topics are discussed in depth and focus is placed on revising and clarifying concepts with which students traditionally encounter difficulties or are lacking in experience / practice.
In each of the videos in the Series, exam-style questions or questions adapted from past papers are discussed with the aim of providing the student with a blueprint to answer these questions. Special care was taken when discussing multi-calculation, multiple choice questions and explanation questions to explain how the student can get to the answer in depth.
Students are encouraged to attempt the questions themselves before watching the explanation. A student that watches this MasterClass Series attentively and who takes an active learning approach to the explanations given, by working through other past paper questions will be thoroughly prepared for the examinations.
completed her Bachelor of Computational Physics, and her Honours Degree in
Physics at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She then entered the NASSP
(National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme) at UCT, before completing
her MSc in Space Science at North-West University. Finally, she completed her
Doctorate in astrophysics at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal; her thesis
explored how the relationships between various properties of galaxy clusters
have evolved over time. During her studies, she also assisted with tutoring
younger students and worked as an assistant during first-year Physics
After completing her PhD, Susan realised her passion lay more with teaching and education; she, therefore, completed her PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) through UNISA. She pursued a teaching job at Epworth High School in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where she taught Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. In 2021, she made the move to Redhill and began teaching Physics for the International Baccalaureate program as well as IEB Physical Sciences.
Lee-At Santo is a qualified Chemical
Engineer with a Masters’ Degree in Chemical Engineering. She worked as an
engineer for eight years, predominantly in the mining industry - for companies
such as Fluor and Deloitte - designing and optimising chemical plants. Her
passion has always been the Sciences and the ability to impart knowledge. She
worked as a Physical Science teacher at Crawford College, Benmore for three
years and fell in love with teaching. Lee-At teaches Physical Sciences at
Redhill which has been such an incredible experience so far.