Physics A Level at Chew Valley School
Excellent training in how to analyse problems. It’s a course that will challenge you to think critically about the universe, its origins and its future.
The course aims to provide insights into how the Universe works. It challenges you to consider new and sometimes bizarre approaches to areas of physics that appear to be straightforward and guides you through many of the most recent advances. The subject is both fascinating and complex and is ideal for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and their view of the world.
Students who enjoy Science and who are likely to achieve a grade B in Additional Science or B in Physics GCSE, plus B in Maths GCSE.
- Module 1 - covering Imaging, Sensing and Signalling technology as well as how to test and develop materials for specific purposes.
- Module 2 – covering the strange world of quantum behaviour and the physics of motion.
- Module 1 – 1 hour exam – 30%
- Module 2 – 2 hour exam – 50%
- Plus 2 pieces of internally assessed coursework spread through the year – 20%
- Module 1 – covering modelling, the start & end of the universe, gravity and thermodynamics.
- Module 2 – covering electric and magnetic fields, electrical machines, radiation and particle physics.
- Module 1 – 1¼ hour exam – 15%
- Module 2 – 2 hour exam – 25%
- Plus 1 piece of coursework during July of yr 12 – 6.7%
- Plus 1 piece of coursework during Jan/Feb of yr 13 – 3.3%
- Plus AS carry-over 50%
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.