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Physics at The Long Eaton School

Course description

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

Physics plays a big part in Science and Technology. You will find that Physics at A level provides answers to a wide variety of questions, such as:

  • Why are skies blue and sunsets red?
  • How is radioactivity used in medicine?
  • How old is the Universe?
  • What is a quark?
  • What holds atoms together?

You will learn the basic theoretical principles underlying the subject. There is a strong emphasis on using these principles to solve problems. You will learn and develop important investigative skills as you tackle new practical tasks and challenges. Skilful use of equipment will be coupled with powerful analytical and evaluative techniques.

Course content

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN AS

(including a brief outline of their content)

Core content

  • Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN A LEVEL

(including a brief outline of their contents)

Core content

  •   Measurements and their errors
  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  •  Mechanics and materials
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields and their consequences
  • Nuclear physics Options
  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics

Assessment

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT FOR AS 

  • Paper 1 (all topics) 1hr 30mins 50
  • Paper 2 (Practical Skills + all topics) 1hr 30 mins 50

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT IN FOR A LEVEL

  •  Paper 1 (sections 1 - 6) 2 hrs 34
  • Paper 2 (sections 6 - 8) 2 hrs 34
  • Paper 3 (Practical Skills and options topic) 2hrs 32

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Long Eaton School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Unknown

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