Physics GCE AS / A2 at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School
AS Modules :
Unit 1 6PHO1
Mechanics; Rectilinear Motion, Forces, Energy, Energy & Power. Materials; Liquids Flow, Stocke's Law, Properties, Stress & Strain, Strain Energy.
Unit 2 6PHO2
Waves; different types of waves, Refraction, Polarisation. Electricity; Ohm's Law, Non - Ohmic Materials, potential Dividers, emf,
Thermistor Electrical properties
Nature of Light; Wave / Particle duality.
Unit 3 6PHO3
Practical: an experiment that is founded on either a physics base visit OR a Case study of an application of physics.
Module Availability % Weight of AS % Weight of GCE
6PHO1 Jan & Jun 40% 20%
6PHO2 Jan & Jun 40% 20%
6PHO3 Jun 20% 10%
A2 : Unit 4 PHO4
Further Mathematics; Momentum and Circular Motion. Frther Electricity; electric & Magnetic Fields. Particle physics; Accelerators, Mass & energy equivalence.
Unit 5 6PHO6
Thermal Energy, Nuclear Decay, Oscillations, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Unit 6 6PHO6
Practical: An experiment must be planned, carried out and analysed.
Module Availability % Weight of A2 % Weight of GCE
6PHO3 Jan & Jun 40% 20%
6PHO4 Jan & Jun 40% 20%
6PHO5 Jun 20% 10%
6PHO4-O6 1 hr and 35 min written paper
A Minimum of Six A*-C at GCSEs including B in Mathematics and Science. Students should be keen and interested in Physics. Strong Mathematics skills are essential in understanding the subject.
You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Chemistry and Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Physics, which could lead onto higher education in a science related subject or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Physics such as Science Technician or Electronics Engineer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School directly.