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Physics at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Course Structure
The course is split up into three modules in the Lower 6th and three in the Upper 6th. Modules 1,2,4 and 5 are each worth 20% of the course. Coursework units 3 and 6 are each worth 10%.

AS

Module 1: Examined in June of the Year 12 Mechanics Materials

Module 2: Examined in June of the Year 12 Waves d.c. Electricity The Nature of Light Module3: Coursework This is completed in the second half of the AS year. It consists of a course study followed by a linked investigation. All work is completed in school under supervision.

A2

Module 4: Examined in June of the Year 13 Further Mechanics Electric and Magnetic Fields Particle Physics

Module 5: Examined in June of the Year 13 Thermal Energy Nuclear Decay Oscillations Astrophysics and Cosmology

Module 6: Coursework This is completed in the second half of the Upper 6th year. It consists of a detailed practical Investigation. All work is completed in school under supervision.

Entry requirements

Physics is traditionally seen as one of the most difficult A level subjects. The jump from GCSE is significant. Students making a success of the course need to be able to work independently and to have a high level of mathematical ability (a large number of our students also study A level Mathematics). The absolute minimum GCSE entry requirement for the course is either grade B in Physics or BB in Science (though students with these grades often struggle to complete the course). Entry onto the A2 part of the course is conditional upon passing the AS course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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

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