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Physics A Level at Archway School

Course description

The AS Level in Physics A specification content is divided into four teaching modules.

Modules include: Development of practical skills in Physics; Foundations of Physics; Forces and motion; Electrons, waves and photons.

 

Course content

The A Level in Physics A specification content is divided into six teaching modules.

Modules include: Development of practical skills in Physics; Foundations of Physics; Forces and motion; Electrons, waves and photons; Newtonian world and astrophysics; Particles and medical physics.

Practical endorsement for Physics – this non-exam assessment component rewards the development of practical competency for Physics and is teacher assessed, over 12 assessed practical tasks.

Entry requirements

BB in Science A and Additional Science as a minimum.

Assessment

AS

Unit 1: Breadth in Physics – 1h 30min written paper (50%)

Unit 2: Depth in Physics – 1h 30min written paper (50%)

A Level

Unit 1: Modelling Physics – 2h 15min written paper (37%) 

Unit 2: Explaining Physics – 2h 15min written paper (37%)

Unit 3: Unified Physics – 1h 30min written paper (26%) 

Unit 4: Practical endorsement for Physics – in class practical assessment

             throughout the course (Pass/Fail)              

Financial information

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is made available from the Government – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. Further information regarding eligibility and application forms are available from the sixth form.

Future opportunities

Further study

Physics, Astrophysics, Nuclear Science, Engineering and Biomechanics. 

Careers

Medicine, radiography, energy advisor, astrophysicist, material scientist, researcher.

Apprenticeships

Renishaw and Aerospace

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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