Physics A2 at King David High School
Students will need to recognise, recall and show understanding of scientific knowledge select, organise and communicate relevant information in a variety of forms. Analyse and evaluate scientific knowledge and process; apply scientific knowledge and processes to unfamiliar situations including those related to issues; assess the validity, reliability and credibility of scientific information.
They will also need to demonstrate and describe ethical, safe and skilful practical techniques and processes, selecting appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods; know how to make, record and communicate reliable and valid observations and measurements with appropriate precision and accuracy; analyse, interpret, explain and evaluate the methodology, results and impact of their own and others' experimental and investigative activities in a variety of ways.
GCSE Physics (B ) or
GCSE Core Science B and GCSE Additional Science (B)
However, statistical analysis of results show that students with higher grades find the course much more accessible.
For a full A level in Physics three papers are taken at the end of the course.
Paper 1 - Sections 1-5 and 6.1. Written exam: 2 hours, 34% of A level.
Paper 2 - Sections 6.2, 7 and 8. Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1. Written exam: 2 hours, 34% of A level
Paper 3 - Section A: Compulsory section - practical skills and data analysis. Section B: Astrophysics. Written exam: 2 hours, 32% of A level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King David High School directly.