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Physics AS/A Level (AQA) at Benton Park School

Course description

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 (6.1) and thermal physics (6.2)

Topic 7: Fields and their consequences

Topic 8: Nuclear physics

Topic 9: Option topic from: Astrophysics; Medical physics; Engineering physics; Turning points in physics; Electronics)

Entry requirements

Physics grade B or Core and Additional Science both at grade B (with a minimum of grade B in the P1 and P2 units)

Mathematics grade B

Assessment

Exam paper 1

(34% of A Level): 2 hours. Topics 1 to 6.1. 60 marks of short and long answer questions plus 25 marks of multiple choice questions.

Exam paper 2

(34% of A Level): 2 hours. Topics 6.2 to 8 with assumed knowledge of topics 1 to 6.1. 60 marks of short and long answer questions plus 25 marks of multiple choice questions.

Exam paper 3

(32% of A Level): 2 hours. Practical skills and data analysis plus Option topic. 80 marks of short and long answer questions.

Practical work Students will be expected to complete a number of assessed practical investigations over the course. If these are passed, students will be awarded a ‘Practical Skills Endorsement’ by AQA.

Future opportunities

Studying Physics will enable students to progress on to a variety of higher education programmes, apprenticeships or into full-time employment.

The university or employment areas include, but are not limited to: Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, etc.

Physics is also considered a good A Level subject for non-science related courses such as Law, Business and Economi

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 December 2015
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