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AS Physics at Phoenix Academy

Course description

The course is designed to: provide an opportunity to adopt a new applications and context-based approach to teaching physics develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of physics principles through the contexts that are used develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of ‘How Science Works’ illustrate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to ‘Success of the Economy’ develop interest and enthusiasm for the subject, including further studies and careers provide alternative starting points for the AS course, either developing familiar topics from GCSE or introducing new ideas in physics provide a seamless transition in the internal assessment of practical skills from GCSE to AS Level and to A2. The AS Physics course consists of three units:- Unit 1 PHYB1 Harmony and structure in the Universe Module 1: The world of Music Module 2: From Quarks to Quasars Unit 2 PHYB2 Physics Keeps Us Going Module 1: Moving People, People Moving Module 2: Energy and the Environment Unit 3 Investigative and Practical Skills in AS Physics

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements   5 A*-C Grade B to study specific A Level or Grade B English Language if subject has not been studied previously

Future opportunities

Physics goes particularly well with all other Sciences and Mathematics, but it can also provide a useful combination with any subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Phoenix Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year