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Physics GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Category :Science - Science and Mathematics

Course content

What does the course involve?

Natural phenomena such as light, sound, heat, magnetism, electricity, forces, waves and radioactivity are studied during the course which is divided into four units.

Unit 1 involves the study of energy, electrical devices, the electromagnetic spectrum, radioactivity and the origins of the Universe.

Unit 2 covers velocity, acceleration, momentum, static electricity, electrical circuits, mains electricity and Atomic Physics.

Unit 3 includes circular motion, the turning effect of forces, sound and ultrasound, electromagnetism and the life history of stars.

Unit 4 comprises an investigative skills assignment and a practical skills assessment.



Unit 1 A written paper with short answer questions 25%

Unit 2 A written paper with short answer questions 25%

Unit 3 A written paper with short answer questions 25%

Unit 4 A centre-assessed unit covering practical skills 25% .

Future opportunities

Why choose Physics?

The work covered during the GCSE course will encourage students to develop their interest and enthusiasm for Physics. They will acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society. The course is excellent preparation for Advanced Level Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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