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Physics A Level at Waddesdon CofE School

Course description

Physics at A-Level is a demanding but rewarding subject. It builds upon concepts covered at GCSE but looks to answer the question “why does it happen?” Choosing this course will also provide you with the opportunity to study new ideas from tiny Quarks to the whole Universe.

Consider studying this course if….
- You want a well-respected A-level that shows you have talent
- You want to study a fascinating and enjoyable subject
 
Don’t consider this course if……
- You don’t like Physics
- You think it will be easy
- You’re not willing to work hard

 

Course content

AS

Paper 1
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Waves
- Mechanics and materials
- Electricity
 
1½ hrs (50%)
Short and long answer questions by topic
 
Paper 2
- Measurement and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Waves
- Mechanics and materials
- Electricity

1½ hrs (50%)
Emphasis on practical skills and data analysis. Synoptic short and long answer. Multiple choice section
 
A2
 
Paper 1
- Measurements and their errors
- Particles and radiation
- Waves
- Mechanics and materials
- Electricity
- Periodic motion

2 hours (34%)
Short and long answer questions Multiple choice section
 
Paper 2
- Thermal physics
- Fields and their consequences
- Nuclear physics

2 hours (34%)
Short and long answer questions. Multiple choice section.
 
Paper 3
One of:
- Astrophysics
- Medical physics
- Engineering physics
- Turning point physics
- Electronics
 
2 hours (32%)
Emphasis on practical skills and data analysis. Short and long answer questions on options topic.
 

Entry requirements

Minimum grades: Maths BB and Double Award Science BB, or Physics B. If you have taken Double Science you must have a grade B in the Physics paper of your science exams.
Students will need to be proficient in Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waddesdon CofE School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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