Physics AS/A Level at Fitzharrys School
Development of practical skills in Physics
Foundation of Physics (quantities & units, scalars & vectors, measurements)
Forces & motion (Motion, forces, work, energy & power, materials, Newton’s laws) Electrons, waves & photons (Charge & current, energy, power & resistance, electrical circuits, waves, quantum physics)
Newtonian world and astrophysics (Thermal physics, circular motion, oscillations, gravitational fields, astrophysics)
Particles & medical physics (Capacitors, electric fields, electromagnetism, nuclear & particle physics, medical imaging)
A minimum of 12 assessed activities during the two years.
- Logical thinking
- Enjoying problem solving
- An interest in physics!
- Good algebra skills
You do not need to have studied separate sciences at GCSE
Paper 1 Breadth in Physics 70 marks (50%) 1hr30min Multiple choice (20) Structured Questions (50)
Paper 2 Depth in Physics 70 marks (50%) 1hr30min Structured questions and extended response questions.
Paper 1 Modelling Physics 100 marks (37%) 2h15min
Paper 2 Exploring Physics 100 marks (37%) 2h15min
P1&2 Multiple choice (15) Structured Questions (85)
Paper 3 Unified Physics 70 marks (26%) 1hr30min Structured questions and extended response questions
Full A level only. Teacher assessed, exam board moderated. Reported separately to A level grade – pass /fail only.
Physics is recognised as a high status qualification essential for many careers in engineering as well as physics. It is also highly valued in supporting other scientific disciplines, as well as aiding entry into careers in many areas including finance and management amongst others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fitzharrys School directly.