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Physics A Level at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC

Course description

The AQA Physics A Level Specification provides a seamless transition from previous study, aiming to develop students interest and enthusiasm for Physics. It provides an excellent route to university courses in physics and other subjects, such as engineering, where physics is a key component. Students will develop their understanding of “How Science Works” by linking general criteria on the nature of science to specific topics throughout the physics courses. They will have a deep awareness of science in practice.

Course content

PhyA1 Particles, quantum and electricity • Particles & radiation • Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena • Current electricity 1 hour 15 minute Written examination 20% of A level

PhyA2 Mechanics, materials and waves • Mechanics • Materials • Waves 1 hour 15 minute Written examination 20% of A level

Investigative Practical Skills Practical skills assessment Internal assessment 10% of A level

PhyA4 Fields and further mechanics • Further mechanics • Gravitation • Electric fields • Capacitance • Magnetic fields 1 hour 45 minute Written examination 20% of A level

PhyA Nuclear, thermal physics & options • Radioactivity • Nuclear energy • Thermal physics • Astrophysics (option) • Medical physics (option) • Applied Physics (option) • Turning points in physics (option) 1 hour 45 minute Written examination 20% of A level

Investigative Practical Skills Practical skills assessment Internal assessment 10% of A level

Entry requirements

N/A

Assessment

4 Exams and 2 pieces of assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Liverpool Life Sciences UTC directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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