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Physics at Overton Grange School

Course description

This course consists of core content and an optional modules taught over two years:

Year 12
The core content covers five sections:
Section 1: Measurements and errors
Section 2: Particles and radiation
Section 3: Waves
Section 4: Mechanics and materials
Section 5: Electricity

Year 13
The core content covers three sections: Section 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
Section 7: Fields and their consequences
Section 8: Nuclear physics

Optional Section: Chosen by Head of Physics

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE Science and Additional Science is required. A grade B in Mathematics is required.

For Triple Science students a grade B in Physics is required with minimum C grades in Biology and Chemistry.

Assessment

The course is assessed by three written exams at the end of Year 13. The three exams are:

• Paper 1 (section 1 to 6.1) – 85 marks, 2 hour written exam consisting of long and short answer questions and a multiple choice section
• Paper 2 (sections 6.2, 7 & 8) – 85 marks, 2 hour written exam consisting of long and short answer questions and a multiple choice section
• Paper 3 (Practical skills and data analysis, plus Optional section) – 85 marks, 2 hour written exam consisting of long and short answer questions
 

Future opportunities

Employers are impressed with a candidate who has studied Physics up to AS or A2 Level. A2 Physics is required for degrees in the sciences and engineering. Career prospects with Physics include: aeronautical engineer, archaeologist, astronomer, automative engineer, biotechnologist, building surveyor, chemical engineer, climatologist,
computer programmer, dietician, optician, doctor, electronic engineer, environmental scientist, geophysicist, horticultural scientist, land surveyor, marine scientist, materials engineer, mechanical engineer, medical physicist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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