A Level in Physics at The Douay Martyrs School
Studying Physics you will understand how the world around you operates and how laws govern our entire universe.
Topic 1: Measurements and their errors
Topic 2: Particles and radiation
Topic 3: Waves
Topic 4: Mechanics and Materials
Topic 5: Electricity
Topic 6: Further mechanics and thermal physics
Topic 7: Fields and their consequences
Topic 8: Nuclear Physics
One Optional Topic from following:
- Medical Physics
- Engineering Physics
-Turning points in physics
Students are encouraged to attend external lectures and revision conferences.
- GCSE Physics (triple science) minimum grade B
- GCSE Science Core minimum grade A and GCSE Additional Science minimum grade B
In addition to one of the options above; GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade A) is also required.
Students must pass an entrance exam before commencement of the course.
Exam Board and Syllabus
AQA - 7407 (AS) and 7408 (A2)
Paper 1 - 50% (1hr 30 min exam)
Paper 2 - 50% (1hr 30 min exam)
Paper 1 - 34% (2hr exam)
Paper 2 - 34% (2hr exam)
Paper 3 - 32% (2hr exam)
Practical Endorsement - Assessed throughout year, pass or fail mark recorded.
A Physics qualification can lead to any technological or engineering based career such as robotics, mechanical/civil engineering, medical physics and nanotechnology.
For further information contact Mrs J Igoe, Head of Science
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Douay Martyrs School directly.