Physics - A Level (Ocr) at The Cotswold Academy
About the syllabus:
For those with inquisitive minds who want to understand how the world works, the study of Physics provides many of the answers. Physics will develop essential scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as establish sound links between theory and experiment.
Studying Physics involves working on conceptual understanding, writing up practical investigations, applying ideas to new situations and problem solving.
Some of our students go on to study Pure Physics at university while others apply their Physics knowledge in aligned subjects. Career opportunities therefore range from research and development roles, either in a university or in industry, to Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Material Technology, Forensic Science, Engineering, Meteorology, Medical Physics, Sound Engineering and Communication Technology.
Physics is also an excellent complementary subject for intended careers in Medicine, Mathematics, Computing, Finance, Law, Accountancy and many other areas.
AS units in Year 12
Mechanics; Motion; Forces in action; Work and energy. 1hour 30% of AS Level 15% of A Level
Electrons, Waves and Photons Electric current; Resistance; DC circuits; Waves; Quantum physics. 1hr 45mins 50% of AS Level 25% of A Level
Practical Skills in Physics 1 Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative tasks. 20% of AS Level 10% of A Level
A2 units in Year 13
The Newtonian World Newton’s laws and momentum; Circular motion and oscillations; Thermal physics. 1hr 15mins 15% of A Level
Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics Electric and magnetic fields; Capacitors and exponential decay; Nuclear physics; Medical imaging; Modelling the universe. 2hours 25% of A Level
Practical Skills in Physics 2 Candidates are assessed on one task from each of the following categories: qualitative, quantitative and evaluative tasks. 10% of A Level
A*-B in GCSE Mathematics and either Additional Science or Physics.
Entry criteria for A2 is at least a D at the requisite AS Level
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cotswold Academy directly.