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Physics A Level at Colston's Girls' School

Course description

Why study Physics?
Physics is a stepping stone to future study, which allows students to get hands on experimental practical experience, at the same time as developing theoretical analysis and the skills needed for analysing and interpreting data. It will inspire students, nurture a passion for Physics and lay the groundwork for further study in science or engineering.

Course content

CORE CONTENT
1 Measurements and their errors
2 Particles and radiation
3 Waves
4 Mechanics and materials
5 Electricity
6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
7 Fields and their consequences
8 Nuclear physics
Options (Bold what we are planning to study)
9 Astrophysics
10 Medical physics
11 Engineering physics
12 Turning points in physics
13 Electronics

Entry requirements

B grades and above in Mathematics and either Physics or Core and additional Science.

Assessment

AS Level: Two 1 ½ hour examinations, core content 1-5
Paper 1 - 70 marks of short and long answer questions split by topic
Paper 2 - 20 marks of short and long answer questions, 20 marks based on practical skills and data analysis, 30 marks multiple choice.

A Level: Three 2 hour examinations
Paper 1 - 60 marks of short and long answer questions 20 multiple choice on sections 1-5 and 6.1.

Paper 2 - 60 marks of short and long answer questions 20 multiple choice on sections 6.2,7 & 8

Paper 3 - 45 marks of short and long answer questions based on practical skills and data analysis, 35 marks based on Optional topic.

Future opportunities

Science, engineering, mathematics and Law all value a Physics A-Level very highly.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colston's Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2017
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    • By Car

      From the M4 leave at Junction 19 and travel down the M32 which runs into Bond Street. Follow signs for the City Centre.
      At the major roundabout take the A38 exit and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. Colston’s Girls’ School is on the right-hand side of the road.

      By Bus

      The following public bus services stop directly outside the school U1, U2, 70 / 570, 73 / 573 / X73, 82 / 582, 584, 75 /75A /575, 76 / 77.

      By Train

      Montpelier Station is very close to the school on Station Road. Trains stopping here travel between Bristol Temple Meads Station and Severn Beach.
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