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Physics AQA A Level at Alder Grange Community and Technology School

Course description

Core Content

1. Measurements and their errors

2. Particles and radiation

3. Waves

4. Mechanics and materials

5. Electricity

6. Further mechanics and thermal physics

7. Fields and their consequences

8. Nuclear physics

 

Options

9. Astrophysics

10. Medical physics

11. Engineering physics

12. Turning points in physics

13. Electronics 

Entry requirements

B or 5 at GCSE.

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Sections 1 – 5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 85 marks
  • 34% of A-level

Questions

  • 60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

 

Paper 2

  • Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8 Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 85 marks
  • 34% of A-level

Questions

  • 60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

 

Paper 3

  • Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis
  • Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13
  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 80 marks
  • 32% of A-level

Questions

  • 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis.
  • 35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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