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Physics A Level at The Holt School

Course description

(Year 12)
Module 1: Development of practical skills in physics
Skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation
Module 2: Foundations of Physics
Physical quantities and units, Scalars and vectors, Measurements
Module 3: Forces and motion
Motion, Forces in action, Work and Energy, Materials, Newton’s laws of motion and momentum
Module 4: Electrons, waves and photons
Charge and current, Energy, power and resistance, Electrical circuits, Waves, Quantum physics
AS Qualification Assessment:
 Modules 1 to 4 are assessed by 2 written examination papers 1½ hours in duration.
(Year 13)
Module 5: Newtonian world and astrophysics
Thermal physics, Circular motion, Oscillations, Gravitational fields, Astrophysics
Module 6: Particles and medical physics
Capacitors, Electric fields, Electromagnetism, Nuclear and particle physics, Medical imaging
A2 Qualification Assessment:
 Modules 1, 2, 5 and 6 assessed by 2 written examination papers 2¼ hours in duration.
 A further synoptic examination paper 1½ hours in duration
 A teacher assessed practical endorsement

Entry requirements

to study A level physics you must have studied GCSE science at higher tier. If you studied double award science you will need a B grade in your core science and a B grade in your additional sciences courses. If you studied triple award science you will need a B grade in physics. You will also need to have attained at least a B (preferably an A grade) in GCSE mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years