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Physics A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

We are all born with an urge to understand the world around us.  Physics leads to the answers to such questions as: ‘How does the sun keep shining?’, ‘What are the ultimate constituents of matter?’, ‘How did the universe begin and how will it end?’  As well as being concerned with these fundamental questions physics also forms the basis of most present and future technology.  If you enjoy applying your mind to solving problems with imagination and logical thinking then study physics.

Course content

Advanced GCE in Physics (9PH0)
The Advanced GCE in Physics consists of three externally examined papers and the Science Practical Endorsement.

Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.

Paper 1: Advanced Physics I
Electric Circuits
Further Mechanics
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Nuclear and Particle Physics

Assessment: 1 hour 45 minutes (30% of the total qualification)

Paper 2: Advanced Physics II
Waves and Particle Nature of Light
Space Physics
Nuclear Radiation
Gravitational Fields

Assessment: 1 hour 45 minutes (30% of the total qualification)

Paper 3: General and Practical Principles in Physics
Questions in this paper may draw on any of the topics in this specification.
The paper will include synoptic questions that may draw on two or more topics.
The paper will include questions that assess conceptual and theoretical
understanding of experimental methods (indirect practical skills) that will draw on
students’ experiences of the core practicals.

Assessment: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of the total qualification)

Science Practical Endorsement
Internally assessed and externally moderated by Pearson Edexcel
This qualification will give students opportunities to use relevant apparatus and
techniques to develop and demonstrate specific practical skills. These skills will be
assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities within each
The assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students’ certificates as either
‘pass’ or ‘fail’. To achieve a pass, students must demonstrate that they are competent in
all of the practical skills listed in the subject content requirements for physics.

Entry requirements

Please apply online or alternatively you are able to collect an application form for completion. Following receipt of application an invite for you to attend a formal interview will be issued.

Future opportunities

Physics at A level could lead to a wide variety of degree level courses leading to careers in electronics, aerospace, telecommunications, ICT, medical related careers. A physics education equips you with broad based skills which would make you equally at home in a wide variety of stimulating careers such as management, accountancy, broadcasting and teaching to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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