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Physics A Level at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Physics?

  • Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us and the world beyond us.
  • Physics challenges our imaginations, and leads to discoveries that lead to technologies which change our lives.
  • Physics opens the door to any number of various careers.

Course content

The course is divided into 6 units, 3 AS units and 3 A2 units. The course contains elements of Electrical Circuits, Motion, Forces and Energy, Waves and Oscillations, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics, Fields, Electromagnetism and Alternating Currents.

Year 12

PH1: Motion, Energy and Charge

  • Basic Physics and Kinematics
  • Energy
  • D.C. Electrical Circuits

PH2: Waves & Particles

  • Waves
  • Refraction of Light
  • Photons
  • Matter, Forces and the Universe
  • Using Radiation

PH3: Practical Physics

Year 13

PH4: Oscillations & Fields

  • Vibrations
  • Momentum
  • Thermal Physics
  • Fields

PH5:  Electromagnetism, Nuclei & Options

  • Capacitance
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Nuclear physics
  • Alternating Currents

PH6: Experimental Physics



  • 20% of A Level
  • Written Examination: 1½ hours


  • 20% of A Level
  • Written Examination: 1½ hours


  • 10% of A Level
  • Practical Examination: 1½ hours


  • 18% of A Level
  • Written Examination: 1½ hours


  • 22% of A Level
  • Written Examination: 1¾ hours


  • 10% of A Level
  • Experimental Task: 1¼ hours
  • Data Analysis Task: 45 minutes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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