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Physics at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

Unit 1: PHYA1 Particles, Quantum Phenomena and Electricity Written examination - 70 marks, 6 or 7 structured questions 1 ΒΌ hours 40% of the total AS marks

Unit 2: PHYA2 Mechanics, Materials and Waves As above

Unit 3: PHYA3 Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics Centre Assessed Unit (50 marks) Practical skills assessment (9 marks) Investigative skills assessment (41 marks) 20% of the total AS marks

What skills are needed/involved:

Good basic maths skills are important, as well as a willingness to be proactive in your approach in terms of doing extra reading around the subject and asking for help when required. Where can this subject lead me to in the future? Physics opens the doors to a variety of different degree courses and careers, including Engineering, Medicine, Teaching, Astronomy and Law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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