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Physics at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

Physics has an integral role to play in the modern industrial and
technological age we live in. It forms a foundation for many
disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, optics, electronics, computers,
industrial research and communications.
It is hoped that the course also encourages wider reading and study
of Physics and Science in general and stimulates an interest and
awareness of the social, technological, environmental and economic
impact of Physics on present day society.

Course content

AS

PH1 Motion, Energy and Charge
PH2 Waves and Particles
PH3 Practical Physics

A2

PH4 Oscillations and Fields
PH5 Electromagnetism, Nuclei and options*
PH6 Experimental Physics
* There are 5 options available and our intention is to teach
Electromagnetism and Further Alternating Currents

Entry requirements

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Assessment

AS

PH1 Written examination 1½ hours January (20%)
PH2 Written examination 1½ hours June (20%)
PH3 Practical tasks 1 hour 30 minutes May (10%)

A2

PH4 Written examination 1¼ hours January (18%)
PH5 Written examination 1¾ hours June (22%)
PH6 Experimental task 1¼ hours before Easter (10%)
and Data analysis ¾ hour

Future opportunities

• University degree in Physics, Engineering, ICT, Medicine, Law or the Finance Sector, Education.
• 22% of Physics graduates work in ICT.
• See the Institute of Physics website, www.IOP.org or for other career ideas, www.physics.org/articlecareers.asp?contentid=435&pid=404&hsub=1.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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