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A Level Physics at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

The OCR Physics course provides a distinctive structure within which students can learn both about fundamental physical concepts and about Physics in every day and technological settings. This means it is important for all mechanical, structural and electrical university courses. It is also a good course for most university courses.

What will I be studying?
Mechanics (Unit G481) provides knowledge and understanding of key ideas used to describe the motion of objects. The module is essential in the understanding of safety features of cars covered in the Forces in Action module. It also provides students with opportunities to develop both analytical and experimental skills.

Electrons, Waves and Photons (Unit G482) is organised to introduce or consolidate the basic concepts required for describing, using and designing electrical circuits. It is vital for a scientist to be able to recall, use and apply scientific vocabulary. Hence, it is important to learn key definitions within this module.

The Newtonian World (G484) develops the grand conception of the world as a ‘mathematical machine’. The ideas developed by Newton underpin work in a number of the units and modules at A2. The second law in particular has impact on several topics including the behaviour of gases in the module on thermal physics.

Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics (G485) introduces the laws developed by Coulomb, Faraday and Lenz. The application of these laws is used to demonstrate how science has benefited society with important devices such as generators and transformers. Transformers are at the heart of many electrical items in our homes that use mains electricity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years