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Physics at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi

Course description

Physics is the study of naturally-occurring phenomena. It is a key part of science and technology dealing with how and why things behave as they do; it includes such topics as heat, light, magnetism, electricity, sound and quantum physics.

Course content

ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY (A/S)
UNIT 1
MOTION, ENERGY AND CHARGE
 Mechanics
 Electrical Circuits
UNIT 2
WAVES AND PARTICLES
 Waves
 Quantum Physics
UNIT 3
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
 Practical Tests
ADVANCED (A2)
UNIT 4
OSCILLATIONS AND FIELDS
 Mechanics
 Matter
 Fields
UNIT 5
MAGNETISM, NUCLEI AND OPTION
 Electrical Circuits
 Nuclear Physics
 Fields
 Optional Unit
UNIT 6
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
 Data Analysis
 Investigation

Assessment

ASSESSMENT A.S. + A Examination
Year 12
Unit 1 - 1¼ hours
Unit 2 - 1¼ hours
Unit 3 - 1 hour 40 m
Year 13
Unit 4 - 1¾ hours
Unit 5 - 1¾ hours
Unit 6 - 2 hours

Future opportunities

With a physics qualification you could choose a variety of occupations e.g. Further Education, in a hospital, in engineering, in education, accountancy, law, broadcasting etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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