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Physics AS/A-Level at Redhill Academy

Course description

A-level Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study optional topics that particularly interest them including Astrophysics, Medical Physics and Applied Physics.

Course content

  • Mechanics
  • Electrons, Waves and Photons
  • Practical Skills in Physics 1
  • The Newtonian World
  • Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics
  • Practical Skills in Physics 2

Entry requirements

All students must attain 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (or BTEC equivalents), these must include at least a C in either English language or Mathematics. Physics requires a B grade in GCSE Science.

Assessment

AS Unit: Mechanics 30% of the total AS GCE marks: 1 h written paper 60 marks. Candidates answer all questions.

AS Unit: Electrons, Waves and Photons 50% of the total AS GCE marks. 1.75 h written paper 100 marks. Candidates answer all questions.

AS Unit: Practical Skills in Physics 1 20% of the total AS GCE marks. Coursework 40 marks. Candidates complete three tasks set by OCR. Tasks are marked by the centre using a mark scheme written by OCR.

A2 Unit: The Newtonian World 15% of the total Advanced GCE marks. 1 h written paper 60 marks. Candidates answer all questions. This unit is synoptic.

A2 Unit: Fields, Particles and Frontiers of Physics 25% of the total Advanced GCE marks. 1.75 h written paper 100 marks. Candidates answer all questions. This unit is synoptic.

A2 Unit: Practical Skills in Physics 2 10% of the total. Advanced GCE marks. Coursework 40 marks. Candidates complete three tasks set by OCR. Tasks are marked by the centre using a mark scheme written by OCR.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redhill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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