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Physics AS Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

Physics is the study of the Universe, encompassing the smallest subatomic particles and the largest galaxies. The A Level course develops some topics studied at GCSE in far greater depth, and introduces some new ideas.

Physics has especially close ties to Chemistry and Mathematics, but the analytical skills developed to understand scientific phenomena will complement any pursuit of knowledge.

Course content

AS Level Physics includes:
Mechanic
Electric Circuits
Materials
Waves and Particle Nature of Light

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.

 

Assessment

Two written exams, each worth 80 marks (90min).
Paper 1 will assess topics 1-2 and will also include a data analysis question in an experimental context.
Paper 2 will assess topics 3-4 and will also include questions on a short article.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wheatley Park School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017

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