Physics A Level at Nene Park Academy
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us and the world beyond us.
It encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.
As a subject challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers. These then lead to technologies which change our lives—from healing joints, curing cancer and developing sustainable energy solutions.
Physics is the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, astronomy, biology and the
Physics is taught as a full A Level. The course units are as follows:
Year 1 topics
Unit 1 - Measurements and Errors.
Unit 2 - Particles and Radiation.
Unit 3 - Waves
Unit 4 - Mechanics and Materials.
Unit 5 - Electricity.
Year 2 topics
Unit 6 - Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics.
Unit 7 - Fields and their Consequences
Unit 8 - Nuclear Physics.
+ One option topic
Standard : Standard: Five GCSE subjects at a minimum grade 4 or the equivalent including Maths and English plus 6's in Core and Additional Science (or 6 in GCSE Physics) with grade 6 in your physics exams and 7 in Maths.
Paper 1 Two hours - 85 marks (34%) Short/long questions = 60 marks; Multiple-choice 25 Marks
Paper 2 Two hours - 85 marks (34%) Short/long questions = 60 marks; Multiple-choice 25 Marks
Paper 3 Two hours - 80 marks (32%) Section A: Practical Skills/Data = 45 marks. Section B: Option Topic - 35 Marks
Students will complete 12 key practical activities.
The exam board will set questions on these investigations.
Examination Board AQA
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nene Park Academy directly.