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Physics A2 at King David High School

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

GCSE Physics (B ) or

GCSE Core Science B and GCSE Additional Science (B)

GCSE Maths

However, statistical analysis of results show that students with higher grades find the course much more accessible.

Assessment

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.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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