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Physics at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

Course description

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

ALL A LEVEL UNITS

Year 12

Topic 1: Working as a Physicist

Topic 2: Mechanics

Topic 3: Electric Circuits

Topic 4: Materials

Topic 5: Waves and the Particle Nature of Light

Topic 6: Further Mechanics

Topic 13: Oscillations

Year 13

Topic 7: Electric and Magnetic Fields

Topic 8: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Topic 9: Thermodynamics

Topic 10: Space

Topic 1: Nuclear radiation

 

Topic 12: Gravitational Fields 

Course content

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

ALL A LEVEL UNITS

Year 12

Topic 1: Working as a Physicist

Topic 2: Mechanics

Topic 3: Electric Circuits

Topic 4: Materials

Topic 5: Waves and the Particle Nature of Light

Topic 6: Further Mechanics

Topic 13: Oscillations

Year 13

Topic 7: Electric and Magnetic Fields

Topic 8: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Topic 9: Thermodynamics

Topic 10: Space

Topic 1: Nuclear radiation

 

Topic 12: Gravitational Fields 

Entry requirements

For those who have studied triple science Grade A or higher in GCSE Physics including a B or better in module P3. For those who studied a double award in science, an A in Additional Science with an A in module P2 is required. Students who study Physics are strongly advised also to study Mathematics.

Assessment

Assessment Objectives:

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures 31-33%

AO2 Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures in a theoretical context / a practical context / when handling qualitative data/ when handling quantitative data 41-43%

AO3 Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence, including in relation to issues to make judgements and reach conclusions, and to develop and refine practical design and procedures.

Paper 1: Advanced Physics I

30% of the total qualification 1 hour 45 minutes 90 marks

Paper 2: Advanced Physics II

30% of the total qualification 1 hour 45 minutes 90 marks

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Physics

40% of the total qualification 2 hour 30 minutes 120 marks

Note: Questions may involve two or more topics

Science Practical Endorsement

 

This element of the course is teacher assessed. It is undertaken via the in-class assessment of practical skills shown during the undertaking of some core practical activities. It does not contribute to the overall grade for the qualification, but the result of the practical endorsement will be recorded on the student’s certificate. The written papers will have questions that relate to these core practicals.

Further information

It is useful, but not essential for students to study A Level Mathematics. Any mathematics beyond GCSE that is required by the physics course will be taught in physics lessons.

An advanced qualification in physics opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities in science and engineering (mechanical, aeronautical, automotive, civil, electrical, marine, chemical and process engineering), architecture, surveying, medicine, mathematics and meteorology. The course can also form a part of a balanced selection of arts and science qualifications, suitable for a wide variety of degree courses.

http://www.sirjosephwilliamson.medway.sch.uk/195/courses-on-offer

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • Mrs Francesca Jennings
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634844008
    • Email address:
    • jenningsf@sjwms.co.uk

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