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A2 Physics - Academic Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

An Academic Pathway Subject - AQA Physics specification.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408/spec-at-a-glance

 

 

Course content

Core content
1 Measurements and their errors
2 Particles and radiation
3 Waves
4 Mechanics and materials
5 Electricity
6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
7 Fields and their consequences
8 Nuclear physics

Entry requirements

An average of 5- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 grade 4s and 4 grade 5s) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & at least a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and a grade 5 in GCSE Physics (if doing separate sciences) or at least a grade 5/5 in Combined Science.

Assessment

Paper 1
What's assessed
Sections 1 to 5 and 6.1 (Periodic motion)

Assessed
written exam: 2 hours
85 marks
34% of A-level
Questions
60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

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Paper 2

What's assessed
Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8

Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1

Assessed
written exam: 2 hours
85 marks
34% of A-level
Questions
60 marks of short and long answer questions and 25 multiple choice questions on content.

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Paper 3

What's assessed
Section A Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis

Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13

Assessed
written exam: 2 hours
80 marks
32% of A-level
Questions
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.

Future opportunities

A-level Physics is held in high regard by all higher education institutions, and is a must for Engineering and Mechanical degree courses.

A level Physics can also help gain direct entry into employment, especially into the scientific and related sectors.

Career opportunities include academic and industrial research, medical, analytics, finance, plus a wealth of other careers that value the analytical and evaluative skills developed in a science degree.

Further information

For further information, please contact the Sixth Form Department:
sixthform.admin@furzeplatt.net or Tel: 01628-625308 ext. 651

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ACPHY19
  • Web url: www.furzeplatt.com

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