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Physics AS at Ysgol Y Strade

Course description

Students who follow the specification will be introduced to a wide range of Physics principles and be led to an understanding of how nature operates at both microscopic and macroscopic scales. They will understand how these principles are applied in tackling problems of human society.

Course content

PH1: Basic physics, kinematics, energy concepts, conduction of electricity, resistance. DC circuits.

PH2: Waves, refraction of light, photons, matter, forces and the universe, using radiation to study the stars.

PH3: Practical physics – based upon techniques developed in the AS course.

Entry requirements

Although each student will be considered on an individual basis for entry onto the course, it would be beneficial to have at least a C grade in Science and Additional Science (Higher tier).


PH1: Written paper 1 ½ h

PH2: Written paper 1 ½ h

PH3: Externally set, internally assessed 1 ½ h practical test.

Future opportunities

AS level Physics gives a firm foundation in Physics knowledge and understanding, together with mathematical competence for those wishing proceed to further studies in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine or the Natural Sciences.

Further information

Examining Board: WJEC

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016

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