Physics A-level AQA
Course entry requirements: Science Grade 6-6 or GCSE Physics Grade 6.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE: The course is taught over two years. The exams at the end of the second year make up 100% of the A-Level grade and can cover any topic of the full two years. There is no coursework now, but there is a separate qualification for the practical endorsement. Developing practical skills is an integral part of the course and they are used to make sure students are confident with the techniques and understanding of Physics. The course is broken up into 8 teaching units across 2 years. The units studied are:
- Module 1 – Measurements and their errors
- Module 2 – Particles and radiation
- Module 3 – Waves
- Module 4 – Mechanics and materials
- Module 5 – Electricity
- Module 6 – Further mechanical and thermal physics
- Module 7 – Fields and their consequences
- Module 8 – Nuclear physics and 1 optional unit
COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:
- A-Level: Paper 1 – 2 hours – 34% of total A-Level, Paper 2 – 2 hours – 34% of total A-Level, Paper 3 – 2 hours – 32% of total A-Level & Practical Endorsement in Physics. Non-examined, assessed throughout the A-Level based on experiments.
WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?
The logic and mathematics skills developed in Physics are relevant to a vast number of careers. It is beneficial in any further scientific work with applications in business, finance and medicine. Below are some of the destinations of our previous students: Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath,Aerospace Engineering, Brunel University, Meteorology, Reading University· Physics and Astronomy, Sussex University
I CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BY
You can contact the school on 01295 251451. For subject specific information contact Mr Chris Colville or email email@example.com
Physics AQA A level (7402) Syllabus information can be found at www.aqa.org.uk