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Physics AS/A Level at Easingwold School

Course description

This is a broad and wide-ranging course covering a full range of classical and modern Physics, and includes a thorough programme of practical skills and applications.
 
You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as Maths, Chemistry or Biology to prepare for higher education in a science related subject or more general higher
education courses.
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Course content

AS
1) Measurements and their errors
2) Particles and Radiation
3) Waves
4) Mechanics and Energy
5) Electricity
 
A level
AS topics plus:
6) Further mechanics and thermal physics
7) Fields (Gravitational, Electrical and Magnetic)
8) Nuclear Physics
9) Astrophysics

 

Entry requirements

You should be prepared to further develop your science practical skills, apply the maths skills you gained at GCSE, and to read ahead before each lesson to help you to make the most of your lesson time.

Assessment

AS
 
Paper 1- a written paper, 70 marks on all AS topics, 1hr 30.
Weighting 50% of AS.
 
Paper 2 - a written paper, 70 marks, covering AS topics (20 marks), practical skills and data analysis (20marks) plus 30 marks multiple choice. 1hr 30, weighting
50% of AS.
 
A level
 
Paper 1 - a written paper on all AS topics +periodic motion. 85 marks (60 on a mixture of long and short answer questions, 25 marks multiple choice) 2 hours, weighting 34% of A level.
 
Paper 2 - a written paper on topics 6-8. 85 marks (60 on a mixture of long and short answer questions, 25 marks multiplechoice) 2 hours, weighting 34% of A Level.
 
Paper 2 - a written paper on topics 6-8. 85 marks (60 on a mixture of long and short answer questions, 25 marks multiple choice) 2 hours, weighting 34% of A level.
 
Paper 3 - written paper, 80 marks total, practical skills and data analysis (45 marks) and astrophysics (35 marks). 2 hours, weighting 32% of A level.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer.
 
The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
 
After a Physics or Physics related degree, employment prospects are even better.  Besides teaching and research, there are careers in a wide range of industries, eg: opto-electronics, computing, aeronautics, telecommunications, motor vehicle technology, semi conductors, power generation, meteorology, the environment,
agriculture, medicine, finance, marketing, business and management. Physics graduates, because of their broadly based training, often become leaders of the
increasingly common multi-disciplinary teams employed in research, financial and development projects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easingwold School directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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