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Physics A Level (Block A or Block C) at Walton High School

Course description

Aimed at:

  • Students with an enthusiasm for Physics.
  • Students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills for the study of Physics in Higher education.

Entry requirements

This Physics course builds on concepts and skills that will have been developed in the GCSE Science and Additional Science courses. Students wishing to apply for this Physics course need to have achieved a minimum of two grade Bs in GCSE Science subjects. Grade 5 Mathematics is required where students have taken the Higher Tier examination.

In addition the commitment, attitude and effort that the student brings to the course will have a major impact on their success.

Assessment

Assessment Information AS:

1. Measurements and Errors, Particles and Radiation, Waves, Mechanics and Materials, Electricity.

  • 1 hour 30 mins; 50%; 
  • 70 marks of short and long answer questions

2. As above

  • 1 hour 30 mins; 50%
  • Section A: 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis.
  • Section B: 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content.
  • Section C: 30 multiple choice questions.

 

Assessment Information A Level:

1. All AS Topics and Periodic Motion

  • 2 hours; 34%
  • 25 Multiple choice questions and 60 marks of long and short answer questions (Total 85 marks)

2. Thermal Physics, Fields and Nuclear.

  • 2 hours; 34%
  • 25 Multiple choice questions and 60 marks of long and short answer questions (Total 85 marks)

3. Practical skills and data analysis.

  • Optional topic
  • 2 hours; 32%
  • 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments  and data analysis.
  • 35 marks of short and long answer questions on optional topic

Further information

Please select one subject per option block (A, B, C, D and E - listed in Course Title) to ensure there is no clash on your timetable.

By and large most students will follow 3 academic A Levels plus will have the opportunity to add to this with the Extended Project and our Enrichment Programme.

A few students may be able to follow a 4th A Level with advice from our Sixth Form Management team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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