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Physics A Level at Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College

Course description

This Physics specification is a stepping stone to future study, which is why AQA consulted universities, to ensure this specification allows students to develop the skills that they want to see.

Course content

  • Particles and radiation
  • Waves
  • Mechanics and energy
  • Electricity
  • Further mechanics and thermal physics
  • Fields
  • Nuclear physics

Options:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Engineering physics
  • Turning points in physics
  • Electronics

 

Entry requirements

Science - Grade B (Double award)

Physics - Grade B (Separate Science)

Maths - Grade B

Assessment

Year 1

Paper 1

What’s assessed?

Sections 1 - 5

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 70 marks

Questions

70 marks of short and long answer questions split by topic.

Paper 2

What’s assessed?

Sections 1 - 5

Assessed

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 70 marks

Questions

Section A: 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis.

Section B: 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content.

Section C: 30 multiple choice questions.

Year 2

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.

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.

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

 

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Medicine
  • Astrophysics
  • Aeronautical physics

Further information

Suggested reading material:

New Scientist

Physics for you

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2016
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